Benjamin Savill, Stipendiary Lecturer in History
Benjamin is a historian of earlier medieval Europe.
His current research looks at the construction and performance of different ideas of the papacy beyond Rome, c. 500-c. 1100, with a particular focus on Anglo-Saxon England. He is especially interested in papal documentary culture and its reception, and its potential for historians in undertaking comparative work on wider themes across the Latin west.
Benjamin previously studied at University College London, before coming to Oxford in 2013. From 2015 to 2016 he was Gastwissenschaftler to the ‘Papsturkunden des frühen und hohen Mittelalters’ project, based at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences. He held the Royal Historical Society Centenary Fellowship at the Institute of Historical Research for 2016-17.