Texas Tech University

John M. Howe Lecture Series

Christian Raffensperger, PhD (Wittenberg Univ., Springfield, OH)
"Medieval World Turned Upside Down: Rethinking the Concept of 'Medieval Europe'"

Texas Tech Univeristy Howe Lecture Series Announcement for Dr. Reffensperger

More on Dr. Howe

Dr. Howe's Before the Gregorian Reform: The Latin Church at the Turn of the First Millennium (2016) has been awarded the AHA ACHA Marraro Prize, and has been re-issued in a paperback edition. Recently published work includes "Western Monks and the East, 850-1050," and (with Kathryn Jasper), “Hermitism in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries,” in The Cambridge History of Medieval Monasticism in the Latin West (Cambridge University Press, 2020), 1:633-50 and 2:684-96. Articles in the process of publication include "Gregory VII and the Eleventh-Century Reform Movement," for the first volume of The Cambridge History of the Papacy (2022); and "Peter Damian Looks at Military Violence," for Violence and Violent Clerics in Medieval Europe, ed. Andrew Villalon and Donald Kagay (Brill 1923).

He is at work on a long-term project, a biography of Peter Damian (d. 1072/1073).


John McDonald Howe Professor

Medieval Studies

John Howe

PhD., University of California, Los Angeles

Professor Howe has taught medieval history at Texas Tech for forty years.