Andrew Romig is a historian of medieval culture with teaching and research interests from late antiquity through the Renaissance. While he is particularly interested in the transformations of European culture and society during the Carolingian late-eighth, ninth, and early-tenth centuries, he has taught and written on such wide-ranging subjects as the history of emotion, masculinity, the history of kindness and philanthropy, travel, medieval Latin and vernacular comparative literature, spirituality, historical and literary theory, and the visual arts. Professor Romig is currently at work on a translation of an important early medieval treatise on representational art (“King Charles's Book Against the Synod”), along with a companion volume for the teaching and research of this text, both for the University of Toronto Press. He is also working on a book manuscript, tentatively entitled “Manliness and Empathy in the Carolingian World,” which explores connections between caritas discourses and masculine ideologies during the long ninth century. Professor Romig was awarded a 2014-2015 team-teaching grant from the NYU Humanities Initiative and won a 2013–2014 faculty fellowship from the NYU Humanities Initiative.
Teaching and Research Interests
late antique, medieval, and Renaissance cultural studies; comparative Latin and vernacular literature; history of emotion, gender and sexuality, spirituality, visual arts; historical and literary theory
B.A. Comparative Literature, & History, University of Iowa, 1996 M.A. History, University of Iowa, 1997 A.M. History, Brown University, 1998 Ph.D. History, Brown University, 2008
Professor Andrew Romig gave his paper “Prison and Predestination: The ‘Jailhouse’ Correspondence of Gottschalk of Orbais,” at the Prisons of Stone, Word, and Flesh: Medieval and Early Modern Captivity Conference, held at Brown University, in Providence, RI, in February 2014. He presented “Enacting Empathy after the Carolingian Civil War,” at The Fortieth Sewanee Medieval Colloquium: Medieval Emotions, in April 2014, at Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee, TN. He published “In Praise of the Too-Clement Emperor: The Problem of Forgiveness in the Astronomer’s Vita Hludowici imperatoris” in Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies 89.2 (Medieval Academy of America, Spring 2014).