Associate Professor of History, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Nina Maria Gorrissen Fellow of History - Class of Fall 2011
Daniel Hobbins is a professor of history at the University of Notre Dame specializing in the cultural and intellectual history of northwestern Europe from the eleventh to fifteenth centuries, with emphasis on the development of universities, authorship and written culture, the Hundred Years’ War, the Black Death, Jean Gerson, and Joan of Arc. His article “The Schoolman as Public Intellectual: Jean Gerson and the Late Medieval Tract” appeared in the American Historical Review and won the Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize from the Medieval Academy. Hobbins’ first book, The Trial of Joan of Arc (Harvard, 2005), is a translation of the trial records with an introduction that places Joan’s trial in its legal and historical context. His book Authorship and Publicity before Print: Jean Gerson and the Transformation of Late Medieval Learning (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009) presents Gerson as a paradigmatic figure in the cultural and intellectual shifts of the late Middle Ages. This book won the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History from the American Philosophical Society and the annual book prize from the Ohio Academy of History.