Aaron Vanides

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Aaron works on the intellectual and cultural history of the Middle Ages with particular interests in Germany and Central Europe in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, religious and legal history, rhetoric, manuscript studies, political thought, and the history of education.  His dissertation, Public Persuasion at the Council of Constance, 1414-1418, examines public speech at the largest gathering of intellectuals, churchmen, and laypeople in the Western Middle Ages. Before coming to Yale, Aaron earned an A.B. in Germanic Studies and Medieval Studies from the University of Chicago in 2010. He has also studied at the Freie Universität Berlin (2007), the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (2008-2009), and the Fróðskaparsetur Føroya (2007, 2009).  He is currently a teaching fellow for Paul Freedman’s course “The Birth of Europe, 1000-1500,” previously taught for Anders Winroth’s “The Early Middle Ages, 284-1000,” and will be co-teaching a self-designed seminar in the spring of 2014 about “Information Technology before the Age of Information.”

Advisor: Anders Winroth