Emily Gebhardt

I am a historian of medieval culture, spirituality, and politics, currently in my fourth year of Duke’s PhD Program in History. My dissertation focuses on textual constructions of fifteenth-century kingship fashioned through the use and reception of these texts within communally ritualized contexts┬álike the Mass. Some of my other projects examine the functionality of devotional texts and mnemonics, instances of political prophecy and usurpation, scribal culture and gender norms, and the theatricality of public spectacles of violence. I also enjoy studying constructs and receptions of selfhood, identity, and the other.