Michael W. Heil joined the history faculty at UALR as an assistant professor in fall 2015. He previously held a visiting position at Hendrix College. Michael is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and earned his PhD from Columbia University in New York in 2013.
His research focuses on law, legal practice, and judicial institutions in early medieval Europe. Among his current projects is a book manuscript provisionally titled Clerics, courts, and legal culture in early medieval Italy. He teaches courses in pre-modern European and world history.
Select Publications and Media:
“Clerical disputes and the Gerichtsort in Carolingian Lucca,” Quellen und Forschungen aus italienischen Archiven und Bibliotheken (forthcoming).
“The Canonical Career of Bishop Leodoin of Modena (ca. 871-891),” Fifteenth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law, Paris, July 2016
“Kingship and Power in Medieval Europe at the Time of the Historical Macbeth,” Arkansas Repertory Theatre, “Behind the Theme” Speaker Series, Little Rock, September 2015
“The Bishop as Judge and Litigant in the Towns of Early Medieval Italy,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 2015