Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Associate Professor Clare Monagle

Modern History_Clare Monagle2010    Graduate Certificate Higher Education, Monash University
2007    PhD., History, The Johns Hopkins University
            Advisors: Professor Gabrielle Spiegel and Professor David Nirenberg
2004    MA., History, The Johns Hopkins University
1999    MA., History, Monash University
1995    BA (Hons), History, Monash University

Office: AHH Building Level 2 South Wing
Phone: +61 2 9850 7918
Fax: +61 2 9850 6064

Clare Monagle is a graduate of Monash and the Johns Hopkins Universities. She received her PhD in 2007. Between 2007 and 2014, Clare worked at Monash University. She came to Macquarie at the end of 2014.

She is broadly interested in history of intellectuals in the Middle Ages, as well as the histories of the institutions that housed them. More particularly, she is currently engaged with the uses of gendered categories in scholastic thought between 1150 and 1520. Her work is also concerned with the "medievalism" of twentieth and twenty-first century thought, that is, the uses to which the concept of the medieval is put within definitions of modernity and progress.


Scholarly Books

The Scholastic Project (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2017)

Orthodoxy and Controversy in Twelfth-Century Religious Discourse: Peter Lombard's 'Sentences' and the Development of Theology, 1050-1215 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013)book cover

Scholarly Edited Books

With Michelle Arrow and Jeannine Baker, Small Screens: Essays on Australian Television (Melbourne: Monash University Publishing, 2016)

With Dimitris Vardoulakis, The Politics of Nothing: Medieval And Modern Sovereignty, (London: Routledge, 2013)

With Juanita Ruys, A Cultural History of the Emotions in the Medieval Age (350-1300) (London: Continuum, under contract, accepted July 2013, due July 2017)

Intellectual Dynamism in the High Middle Ages (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, under contract, accepted February 2017)

Scholarly Book Chapters

A Bitter Pill to Swallow: Food on Australian TV', Small Screens: Essays on Australian Television, ed. by Michelle Arrow, Jeannine Baker and Clare Monagle, (Melbourne: Monash University Publishing, 2016), pp. 19-33.

Authority and Punishment in the Letters of Hildegard of Bingen and Catherine of Siena' in A Paradise where Devils Dwell, ed. by Peter Howard and Cecilia Hewlett (Turnhout: Brepols, 2016), pp. 373-386.

'Christ's Masculinity: Homo and Vir in Peter Lombard's Sentences', Ordering Emotions in Europe, 1100-1800, ed. by Susan Broomhall, (Leiden, Brill, 2015), pp. 32-47.

With Constant Mews, 'Theological Dispute and Conciliar Process: From Berengar of Tours to Gilbert of Poitiers', in Ecclesia Disputans. Die Konfliktpraxis vormoderner Synoden zwischen Religion und Politik, ed. by Christoph Dartman, Andreas 
Pietsch and Sita Steckel, Beihefte der Historischen Zeitschrift (München: Oldenbourg Verlag, 2015), p. 127-158.

'John of Salisbury and Historical Writing', Brill Companion to John of Salisbury ed. by Christophe Grellard and Frédérique Lachaud, (Leiden: Brill, 2015), pp.  215-234.

Sovereignty and "Neo-Mediaevalism": Hedley Bull's The Anarchical Society and International Relations Theory' in International Medievalism and Popular Culture, ed. by Louise D'Arcens and Andrew Lynch (Amherst, NY:  2014), pp. 1-19.

Refereed Journal Articles

'Poor Maternity: Clare of Assisi's Letters to Agnes of Prague', Women's History Review 24, 2015, 490-501.

Theology, Practice and Policy at the Turn of the Thirteenth Century: The Papacy and Peter Lombard", Journal of Religious History 37, 2013, 441-456.

A Sovereign Act of Negation: Political Theology and its Medieval Other', Culture, Theory, Critique 51, 2010, 115- 128

With Dimitris Vardoulakis, 'Introduction', Culture, Theory, Critique 51, 2010,  111-114.

'A Series of Medieval Reverberations: Review Essay of Bruce Holsinger's book The Premodern Condition: Medievalism and the Making of Theory', postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies 1, 2010, 309-316.

With Constant Mews, 'Peter Lombard, Joachim of Fiore, and the Fourth Lateran Council, Medioevo 35, 2010, 81-122

'Contested Knowledges: John of Salisbury's Metalogicon and Historia Pontificalis' Parergon 21.1, January 2004, 1-17.

'The Trial of Ideas: Two Tellings of the Trial of Gilbert of Poitiers' Viator 35, 2004, 113-129.

Other Works

with Louise D'Arcens, 'Mad Monks and the Order of the Tin Ear', Meanjin, 74, 2015, pp. 106-113.

with Louise D'Arcens 2014
'Medieval makes a comeback in modern politics: what's going on?'*

with Louise D'Arcens 2014
'So hot right now: the middle ages in climate change.'

'Politics and God', Radio National

Grants and Awards - Since 2009

2013-2016 Discovery Early Career Researcher Award: Sexing Scholasticism: Gender in Medieval Thought 1150-1520

2012-2014 Member - Monash Research Accelerator Scheme - $52,000

2010 Dean's Teaching Commendation, Faculty of Arts, Monash University

2010 Faculty of Arts Commendation For Outstanding Media Engagement, Monash University

2009 Dean's Teaching Commendation, Faculty of Arts, Monash University

2009 ARC Discovery Grant: Continuities and change in the history of European women's letter-writing. With Pauline Nestor, Barbara Caine, Carolyn James, Bill Kent, David Garrioch, Constant Mews and Diana Barnes.

Current Service Roles

Founder and Convener of the Maddern Crawford Network

Secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (ANZAMEMS

Chair, editorial board, Knowledge Communities for Amsterdam University Press

Convener, Emerging Scholars Scheme, Macquarie University