English or European? How to make an earl in fourteenth-century England

Date / time
Date(s) - 21 November
6:15 pm


The 2019 UCL Neale Lecture will be given by Professor Jörg Peltzer (Heidelberg University) on ‘English or European? How to make an earl in fourteenth-century England’ on 21st November 2019 at 18:15, University College London (Cruciform Building B404 – LT2).

Jörg Peltzer is Professor of Comparative Regional History in the Late Middle Ages at the University of Heidelberg. A specialist in French, German, and English history, Professor Peltzer has published monographs on the battle of 1066, the Counts Palatine of the Rhineland, and episcopal elections in Normandy and Anjou. He has coordinated research projects on the material culture of rolls and on social differentiation through ideas of rank and order. A member of the Institute of Advanced Studies at Princeton (2017-18) and a visiting professor at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris (2019) his research there focused on the comparative formation of princely rank in England and the Empire, the topic of his Neale Lecture.

All welcome, a reception will follow in the North Cloisters at 19:30.

The Neale Lecture is endowed in memory of Sir John Ernest Neale (1890-1975), Astor Professor of English History at University College London.