Melanie C. Maddox

Visiting Assistant Professor

206 Capers Hall

Melanie Maddox is an historian of early medieval Ireland and Britain, who works on the ideal of the Insular civitas, c. 500-1050. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Her research primarily focuses on Anglo-Saxon and Irish ecclesiastics' understanding of what a civitas was and how they used the Latin term along with their vernacular languages. She is also interested in the relationships between monasteries and secular authorities.

Maddox's paper, "Finding the City of God in the Lives of St Coemgen: Glendalough and the History of the Irish Celestial Civitas," can be found in the book Glendalough: City of God, ed. Charles Doherty, Linda Doran and Mary Kelly (Four Courts Press, 2011).