Dr B. Roest (Bert)
Assistant professor - Department of History, Art History and Classics
Assistant professor - Radboud Institute for Culture and History
6525 HT NIJMEGEN
6500 HD NIJMEGEN
Bert Roest (Ph.D. University of Groningen, 1996) teaches medieval history and philosophy of history at Radboud University Nijmegen. His research focuses in particular on the intellectual and institutional history of religious orders in the late medieval and early modern period. He also works on university history, late medieval and sixteenth-century preaching and religious indoctrination in various genres. In January 2015, he completed the activities for the NWO Research Project 'Religious Orders and Religious Identity Formation'. Currently, he is collaborating with a number of International scholars on a project that focuses on the late medieval Observant movement (https://observance.hypotheses.org/ ), and he is investigating demonological writings from the late medieval and early modern period, as well as Franciscan discourses regarding lay women (13th-18th cent.). In addition, he maintains together with Maarten van der Heijden the Franciscan Author Website (https://applejack.science.ru.nl/franciscanauthors/index.html). For information on his further scholarly output see also the list of publications (pdf file).
- Franciscan Learning, Preaching and Mission c. 1220-1650: Cum scientia sit donum Dei, armatura ad defendendam sanctam Fidem catholicam…, The Medieval Franciscans, 10 (Leiden: Brill, 2015).
- Order and Disorder: The Poor Clares between Foundation and Reform, The Medieval Franciscans, 8 (Leiden: Brill, 2013).
- Religious Orders and Religious Identity Formation, ca. 1420–1620: Discourses and Strategies of Observance and Pastoral Engagement, ed. Bert Roest & Johanneke Uphoff (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2016).
- A Companion to Observant Reform in the Late Middle Ages and Beyond, ed. James D. Mixson & Bert Roest (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2015).
- ‘Demonic Possession and the Practice of Exorcism: An exploration of the Franciscan legacy’, Franciscan Studies 76 (2018), 301-340.
- Bachelorwerkstuk Geschiedenis
- Internship Master Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean Worlds
- Master's Thesis Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean Worlds
- Medieval History 1
- Medieval History 2
- Middeleeuwen I
- Middeleeuwen II
- Philosophy of History
- Preperatory Thesis Course
- Research Proposal
- Thematic Seminar Demonic power, possession, witchcraft and exorcism in late medieval and renaissance demonology
Status Only Associate Professor at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, Canada
(01 April 2023)