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University College London
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popular religion, plague, medieval, Italy, epidemic disease, Bianchi 1399, pilgrimage
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Recent Publications


(Forthcoming) Making Devotion Local: The Bianchi of 1399 in Central Italy (Brill)

(As consultant) Ben Hubbard, Plague: A History of Pestilence and Pandemics (Hachette, 2020)

(As consultant) Sarah Ridley, Vaccinated: The History and Science Of Immunisation (Hachette, forthcoming 2021)


‘Orvietan Confraternities and the Plague: 1340-1410’ Confraternitas 28.2 (Fall 2017): 3-16

‘Wearing White for the Bianchi Devotions of 1399’ Harts&Minds 4.1 (2018): 7-22

(Forthcoming) ‘Teaching Using Twitter: A Tool for Synthesis and Confidence in Writing’ Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching

(Forthcoming) ‘“Holy Macharoni!” Miracles Encouraging Participation in the Bianchi Devotions of 1399’ The Mediaeval Journal

(Under Review) “Plague and Popular Revival: Ecclesiastical Authorities, Civic Religion, and the Bianchi Devotions in 1399” Submitted to Studies in Church History: The Church in Sickness and in Health

Book Reviews

Review of Peace and Penance in Late Medieval Italy by Katherine L Jansen Reading Religion 22.09.2018

Review of The Benefits of Peace: Private Peacemaking in Late Medieval Italy by Glen Kumhera Reviews in History Review 2195

Review of Festive Funerals in Early Modern Italy by Minou Schraven, Coat of Arms, 3.11 (2015): 70-3


Translation of ‘Witchcraft’ by Martine Ostorero in The Routledge History of Medieval Magic ed. Sophie Page and Catherine Rider (Routledge, 2019): 502-522

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Italy, France
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Medicine, Religion