Jan will be visiting the History Department as a Procter Fellow coming from Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris). He intends to work under the supervision of Prof. William Ch. Jordan. After a one-year program at Sciences Po Lille in politics, Jan decided to turn to the study of History and Philosophy before specializing in Medieval History, the very core beginning of our modern world. His master's degree earned at EHESS deals with the ways the medieval citizens in the Holy German Empire saw and represented their cities, drawing on new patterns to understand political and social issues in the late Middle Ages. His main interest relays on Medieval History and on the links between communities, cities, and individuals, not to mention the new historical narratives of Global and Emotional History.
Jan is looking forward to attending courses in several departments and discussing with scholars and other fellow students. He will also try to think about a potential history of social amnesia and intentional oblivion in the Middle Ages which has mostly been forgotten by now. He welcomes all sort of questions and would be happy to get in touch with prospective students.