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Gustav Zamore

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History, Medieval History
Faculty of History
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Dr Gustav Zamore

Dr Gustav Zamore is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow at the Faculty of History and a Research Fellow at Clare Hall.

He obtained his doctorate in History from the University of Oxford in 2017, and holds a BA and MA from the University of Uppsala, with Latin as his main subject, and an MSt in Medieval Studies from the University of Oxford.

After a career break, he returned to academia in 2018 as a researcher and later a teacher at the Department of History at Stockholm University. Between 2019 and 2020, he was the secretary for the Centre for Medieval Studies there. In 2020 and 2021, he taught Latin at the Newman Institute in Uppsala, Sweden.

Dr Zamore’s research interests lie in the religious culture, broadly defined, of the High and Late Middle Ages, encompassing questions of authority, conscience, and religious dissent. In his current project, he examines how dissent and social discontent were voiced through disruptive actions that targeted sacred spaces, liturgies, and liturgical processions in Late Medieval England, ca. 1250 to 1450, with comparative outlooks to a wider European context.

Select publications

  • A Peripheral Heretic? An Early Fourteenth-Century Heresy Trial from Sweden, Historical Research 93, no. 262 (2020), 599-620.
  • Arnulf of Lisieux and the Crisis at Grestain 1164-6: Brother Bishops, Inherited Policies, and Failed Leadership, Journal of Medieval History 46, no. 4 (2020), 419-448. .
  • Bonaventure’s Thought Experiment: The Use of synderesis in the Itinerarium mentis in Deum, the Ineffability Topos, and Francis’s Stigmata, in P. Knox, J. Morton, and D. Reeve (eds.), Medieval Thought Experiments: Poetry and Hypothesis in Europe: 1100-1450 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2018), 173-195.

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