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:
“Bishop Leodoin of Modena and the Legal Culture of Late Ninth-Century Italy,” Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte: Kanonistische Abteilung 103 (2017), 1-69.
“Clerical Disputes and the Gerichtsort in Carolingian Lucca,” Quellen und Forschungen aus italienischen Archiven und Bibliotheken 96 (2016), 66-87.