Dr. David Foote
Associate Professor of History and Catholic Studies
Courses taught in Fall 2013
Ph.D. History, University of California, Davis 1998
Areas of Expertise
“Mendicants and the Italian Communes in Salimbene’s Cronaca,” in The Origin, Development, and Refinement of Medieval Mendicant Identities, ed. Donald Prudlo (Brill Companion Series, forthcoming)
Lordship, Reform, and the Development of Civil Society in Medieval Italy: The Bishopric of Orvieto, 1100-1250. (University of Notre Dame Press, 2004)
“The Quiet City: Factional Violence and Papal State-building in Fourteenth-Century Orvieto,” in Paula Findlen, Michelle Fontaine, and Duane Osheim eds. Beyond Florence: Rethinking Medieval and Early Modern Italy. (Stanford University Press, 2002)
“How the Past Becomes a Rumor: The Notarialization Of Historical Consciousness in Medieval Orvieto,” Speculum 75:4 (October, 2000), 794-815.
“Taming Monastic Advocates and Redeeming Bishops: The Triumphale and Episcopal Vitae of Reiner of St. Lawrence,” Revue d’Histoire Ecclésiastique, 91:1(1996), 5-40.
“Ecclesiastical Institutions and the Conversion of the Barbarians: Unity of Process, Diversity of Results,” Presented at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan May 13-16, 2010.
“An Alien in Their Midst: Reflections on Religion & Society in the Middle Ages,” Presented at the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan May 4-7, 2006.
“A New Look at the Liber Censuum & Its Tax List,” presented at the 15th Biennial New College Conference on Medieval & Renaissance Studies” At New College, Sarasota Florida, March 9-11, 2006.
“From Charisma to Bureaucracy: The Making of an Episcopal Register in Medieval Orvieto,” Thirteenth Biennial New College Medieval Renaissance Conference, New College, Sarasota, Florida, March 14-16, 2002
“The Quiet City: Factional Violence and Papal State-building in Fourteenth-Century Orvieto,” Beyond Florence: Rethinking Medieval and Early Modern Italy. Stanford University, November 13-14, 1998
“The Bishopric as a Field of Power and the Formation of Political and Religious Culture in the Early Communes,” Eleventh Biennial New College Medieval Renaissance Conference, New College, Sarasota, Florida, March 12-14, 1998
“When the Past Becomes a Rumor: The “Chronicle” of Bishop Ranerio of Orvieto (1228-1248),” AHA January 8-11, 1998 (Session 42. “Between Continuity and Change: Ways of Remembering in Medieval and Early Modern Society”)
“Writing and the Confluence of Ecclesiastical and Civic Cultures: The Administrative Innovations of Bishop Giovanni of Orvieto (1211-1212),” UC Medieval Seminars, Huntington Library, October 17, 1997