Prof. Nicholas Charles Everett

Fellow of the College
Associate Professor, Department of History and Centre for Medieval Studies, U of T
Gerald Larkin Building: 15 Devonshire Pl

BA (History and Literature), Griffith University, 1991

BA Hons (History), University of Queensland, 1992

PhD (History), University of Cambridge, 1996

Teaching Area:
Early medieval Europe, medieval Italy, history of education/literacy, history of medicine, history of pharmacy

Research Interests:
Late antique and early medieval Italy; literacy and education in late antiquity and early middle ages; late Latin and early Romance; manuscripts and palaeography; saints lives and saints cults; late Roman and barbarian law and legal culture; charters and documentary records; Carolingian renaissance and Carolingian Europe; Paulinus of Aquileia; Claudius of Turin; early medieval medical texts; ancient and medieval pharmacy; pre-modern pharmacy in general; olfaction and taste in pre-modern medical thought.

The Alphabet of Galen. Pharmacy from Antiquity to the Middle Ages (University of Toronto Press, 2011). Critical edition of Latin text with Eng. trans. and commentary of the Alphabetum Galeni.

Literacy in Lombard Italy, 568-774 A.D. (Cambridge University Press, 2003).

‘New evidence for the Latin suffix-aster. Contribution to a mysterious linguistic phenomenon’, Galenos. Rivista di Rivista di filologia dei testi medici antichi. 4 (2010), 169-192.

‘Gesta municipalia and public documentation in Late Antiquity’, Wiley-Blackwell’s Encyclopedia of Ancient History, ed. R. Bagnall et al. ( forthcoming 2010). 4pp.

“Literacy from Late Antiquity to the early Middle Ages”, in D. Olson (ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Literacy (Cambridge 2009), 362-386.

“Documents and archives in early medieval Italy and Spain, c. 400 to 700. A.D.”, in Lay archives in the early Middle Ages. ed. A. Kosto et al., Cambridge University Press (Forthcoming, 2011).

“Paulinus of Aquileia’s Sponsio episcoporum, written oaths and clerical discipline in Carolingian Italy”, in W. Robbins (ed.) Textual Cultures of Medieval Italy, University of Toronto Press (Forthcoming 2010). 46pp. + x2 Appendices (6pp). (Diplomatic edition of Latin text, Eng. trans. and commentary).

“The Interrogationes de littera et de singulis causis. An early medieval school text”, Journal of Medieval Latin 16 (2006), 227-75. (Critical edition of Latin text and commentary).

“Narrating the Life of Eusebius of Vercelli”, in E. Tyler and R. Balzaretti (eds.). Narrative and history in the Early Middle Ages, (Brepols, 2006), pp.135-167.

“How territorial was Lombard law?”, in W. Pohl and P. Erhart (eds.). Die Langobarden. Herrschaft und Identitat. Forschungen zur Geschichte des Mittelalters, Osterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Vienna, 2004), pp.347-362.

“Paulinus, St Mark, and famosissima Aquileia”, in P. Chiesa (ed.), Paolino di Aquileia e il contributo italiano all’Europa carolingia (Udine, 2003), pp.89-134.

“The earliest recension of the Life of Sirus of Pavia (Vat. lat. 5771)” Studi Medievali 43.2 (2002), 857-957. (Critical edition of Latin text, Eng. trans. and commentary).

“The Liber de apparitione Sancti Michelis de monte Gargano and the hagiography of dispossession”, Analecta Bollandiana 120 (2002), 364-391.

“Scribes and charters in Lombard Italy”, Studi Medievali 41.2 (2000), 39-84.

“Literacy and the law in Lombard government”, Early Medieval Europe 9.1 (2000), 93-127.

“The hagiography of Lombard Italy”, Hagiographica. Rivista di agiografia e biografia della societa internazionale per lo studio del medio evo latino 7 (2000), 49-126.

“Barbarian ethnicity and Italian history in Alessandro Manzon’s Adelchi”, Convivio. Journal of Ideas in Italian Studies 6.2 (2000), 112-127.

“Clerical education in early medieval Italy, c.550 to 800”, in Y. Hen and R. Meens (eds.), Shepherds of the Lord. Priests in early medieval Europe c.400-1000, E.J.Brill (Forthcoming 2010).

“Liutprandic letters amongst the Lombards”, in K. Forsyth, J. Higgitt, and D. Parsons (eds.), Roman, Runes and Ogham. Medieval Inscriptions in the Insular World and on the Continent. Papers of the International Conference on medieval Epigraphy. St Hilda’s College, Oxford, UK. July 16-17, 1996. Paul Watkins Publishers (Stamford, 2000), pp.175-189.

Entries concerning “Literacy” and “The Lombards” in G. Bowersock, P. Brown and O. Grabar (eds.), Late Antiquity. A Guide to the Postclassical World, Harvard University Press (Cambridge Mass., 1999), pp.544-545, 546-547.

Entries concerning “Benedetto Croce” and “Alessandro Manzoni”, in K. Boyd (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Historians and Historical Writing, Fitzroy and Dearborn (London, Chicago 1999), pp.264-267, 759-761.

Translations– Italian to English.
Three articles in F. Marazzi (ed.) San Vincenzo al Volturno. Cultura, istituzioni, economia. Abbazia di Monte Cassino (Monte Cassino, 1996)

— F. De Rubeis, “La scrittura a San Vincenzo fra manoscritti ed epigrafi”, pp.21-41

— F. Marazzi, “San Vincenzo al Volturno tra VIII e IX secolo: il percorso della grande crescita”, pp.41-92

— A. Sennis, “I caratteri della signoria vulturnese: una discusione da [ri]aprire”, pp.93-103.

Various pieces from the writings of A. Manzoni, G.Verga and A. Giuliani in M. Travers (ed.), European literature from romanticism to postmodernism: A Reader. (Routledge, 2002). c. 30 pp.

Awards, Affiliations, Personal Interests, etc.:
(Preceding 5 years)
Excellence in Teaching Award 2010-11, Arts and Science Students Union
Mellon Foundation, New Directions Fellowship 2009 (for 2011-12).
SIG Award 2010.
SIG Award 2009.
UofT Excellence Award 2008 for student RA.
SIG Award 2008.
SIG/SSHRCC Award 2007.
SSHRCC Standard Research Grant 2006-09.
Connaught New Staff Matching Grant 2006-2008.
JIGES Faculty Research Award 2006.

(More than 5 years ago)
SIG/SSHRCC Award 2004.
Connaught Start-Up Grant 2003.
Leverhulme Special Research Fellowship, 2003-5 (declined).
Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship 1998-2001.
ARC Small Grant for Research 2000.
Italian Government Grant for Research 2000.
Italian Government Grant for Research 1998.
Early Careers Award, University of Queensland 1998.
Newberry Library Fellowship, Chicago 1997

Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship 1993-96.
St Deiniol’s Scholarship (Haswarden, North Wales) 1996.
Cambridge Historical Society Research Grant 1995.
The British School at Rome Research Grant 1995.
Centro Italiano di Studi sull’alto medioevo. Borsa di studio 1994.
Hughes Research Grant (Newnham College, Cambridge) 1995.
University of Heidelberg Ferienskurs Scholarship 1995.
Australian Postgraduate Research Award 1993.

Fellow of Royal Historical Society (UK).

(Member of following:)
American Historical Association.
Medieval Academy of America.
Canadian Medieval Society.
Early Medieval Lay Archives Research Consortium.
Phytochemical Society of Europe.
Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (Gesellschaft Arzneipflanzen).
American Society of Pharmacognosy.
American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
Society for Social History of Medicine.
Phytochemical Society of North America.
International Society for Ethnopharmacology.
Groupe Polyphenols, Bordeaux. France.
American Institute for the History of Pharmacy.
Canadian Society for History of Medicine.
American Association for the History of Medicine.
International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics
Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Nicholas Everett