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Lenneke van Raaij

Dr. Lenneke van Raaij defended her doctoral dissertation, “Celebrating local saints in a civitas. The role of archbishops in the production of local liturgy in Trier (882-c. 1050)” in 2020 at the University of Exeter. Dr. van Raaij is presently a teacher of Ancient and Medieval History at Radboud University Nijmegen. Her most recent publication is “Infiltrating the Local Past: Supra-regional Players in Local Hagiography from Trier in the Ninth and Tenth centuries,” Using and Not Using the Past after the Carolingian Empire, c. 900-1050, ed. Sarah Greer, Alice Hicklin and Stefan Esders, 77-93, Routledge, 2019. For her research project as a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dr. van Raaij will investigate the relationship between episcopal presence in a cathedral city and the construction of local identities and traditions for the period c. 800-1000 in the Latin West.

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