Dr. Clare Monagle

School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies

Senior Lecturer

Clare Monagle is a graduate of Monash and the Johns Hopkins Universities. She received her PhD in 2007. She is broadly interested in history of intellectuals in the Middle Ages, as well as the histories of the institutions that housed them. Her work is also concerned with the “medievalism” of twentieth and twenty-first century thought, that is, the uses to which the concept of the medieval is put within definitions of modernity and progress.

She has taught extensively in Australia and the United States, offering courses on medieval and modern apocalypticism, medieval conceptions of sovereignty, and Christian constructions of Judaism in the Middle Ages. In her teaching, as in her research, she has a particular interest in historicising ideas while also theorising the making of history.

She has published articles in Viator, Parergon, postmedieval, Culture, Theory and Critique, Medioevo and The Journal of Religious History. In 2013 she published Orthodoxy and Controversy in Twelfth Century Religious Discourse: Peter Lombard’s Sentences and the Development of Theology, with Brepols. She is co-editing, with Dr Juanita Ruys, A Cultural History of the Emotions in the Medieval Age, to be published by Bloomsbury.

Clare is an Associate Investigator with the Australian Research Council funded Centre for the History of Emotions.

With Diana Barnes, Barbara Caine, David Garrioch, Carolyn James, Constant Mews and Pauline Nestor, Clare is a Chief Investigator on the Australian Research Council funded project ‘Continuities and Change in the History of European Women’s Letter-Writing’.

At Monash, Clare has served as Transition Coordinator for the Faculty of Arts since 2011.

In 2013 she was the recipient of Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Award. He project is titled ‘Sexing Scholasticism: Gender in Medieval Thought ‘.

Clare’s radio program for Encounter on Radio National, titled “Politics and God” can be heard herewww.abc.net.au/rn/encounter/stories/2009/2617794.htm