Marios Costambeys

University of Liverpool

Identity and migration in eighth- and ninth-century Rome

2013-2014: Spring

Marios Costambeys is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Liverpool, UK. He studied for his PhD at the University of Cambridge, and held postdoctoral positions at the Universities of Oxford and Manchester. He has been a scholar at the British School at Rome and the Centro Italiano di Studi sull'Alto Medioevo in Spoleto, and has recently held a fellowship with the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council. He is the author of Power and Patronage in Early Medieval Italy (Cambridge, 2007), and the co-author of The Carolingian World (Cambridge, 2011). At the Academy, he will be concluding his project on migration and identity in eighth- and ninth-century Rome, looking at the impact on the life and image of the city of those who journeyed to and through there, from English pilgrims to Greek monks. This will in turn form one chapter of his general study of Rome in the Carolingian age.