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Wojtek Jezierski

Senior lecturer

Wojtek Jezierski
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 6774

Room number: J523
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg

Department of Historical Studies (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Wojtek Jezierski

Wojtek Jezierski works as a postdoc in medieval history at the Department of Historical Studies, Gothenburg University. He holds an MA in history from Warsaw University (2003) where he also studied social anthropology. In 2010 he defended his PhD in history at Stockholm University. He also had longer research visits at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (2006) and Deutsches Historisches Institut Warschau (2011/2012).

Current research

Wojtek's current research has two foci. Firstly, he investigates rituals and patterns of emotions of pagan and Christian communities on the southern shores of the Baltic Sea in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Notions such as 'hostipitality' in encounters between the heathens and missionaries or 'emotional communities' come under scrutiny. Together with Lars Hermanson (Göteborg), Hans Jacob Orning (Oslo), and Thomas Småberg (Malmö) he is preparing an anthology on politics of ritual in medieval Scandinavia.

Wojtek is also pursuing a postdoc project financed by Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) investigating the phenomenology of royal sight, blindness & visibility as instruments of power in Central and Western Europe during the High Middle Ages.

Research interests

Wojtek's research concentrates on a number of issues. In his MA he focused on Anglo-Saxon and German historiographical connections and political uses of history during the tenth century. His PhD investigated the way medieval monasteries, particularly the monastery of St Gall but also others, developed and managed relations of power within their communities during the tenth and eleventh centuries. More precisely he investigated how monastic subjectivities - both individual and collective - were constructed, surveyed, persecuted, and disciplined to suit the monastic demands. Along these issues he examined early medieval and monastic senses of 'public sphere', 'institution', 'the self', 'conduct', and 'power'. Characteristic of his research are borrowings from contemporary sociological and philosophical theories which are worked into and 'tested' on medieval sources. His research has been published in Early Medieval Europe, Frühmittelalterliche Studien, Scandia, and The Medieval Chronicle.

Please visit his site for details and publications: http://gu-se.academia.edu/WojtekJezierski

Latest publications

When did Sweden become forever?
Wojtek Jezierski, Thomas Lindkvist, Sari Nauman
Historisk Tidskrift, Journal article 2018
Journal article

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Speculum monasterii: Ekkehart IV and the making of St Gall’s identity in the Casus sancti Galli-tradition (9th–13th centuries)
Wojtek Jezierski
"Ekkehart IV. von St. Gallen", ed. by Norbert Kössinger, Elke Krotz, Stephan Müller, Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Rituals, Performatives, and Political Order in Northern Europe, c. 650–1350
Wojtek Jezierski, Lars Hermanson, Hans Jacob Orning, Thomas Småberg
Turnhout, Brepols, Edited book 2015
Edited book



'Antecessores nostri - locus noster - nostra tempora. Wir-Gefühl in the St Gall Historiographical Tradition (9-13th Century)'
Wojtek Jezierski
Historia Narrat. Studia Mediewistyczne ofiarowane Profesorowi Jackowi Banaszkiewiczowi, Lublin, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book


Verba volant, scripta manent. Limits of Speech, Power of Silence and Logic of Practice in some Monastic Conflicts of the High Middle Ages
Wojtek Jezierski
Understanding Monastic Practices of Oral Communication (Western Europe, tenth-thirteenth centuries), Turnhout, Brepols, Chapter in book 2011
Chapter in book

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