Jan van Doren
in Chancellor Green Café
Jan is a fourth year Ph. D. student specializing in early medieval European history. His dissertation "Corruption in the Carolingian Empire and the Post-Carolingian Kingdoms, 800-1100" seeks to write a cultural history of justice for the ninth to eleventh century through the lense of judicial corruption. Overall, he is broadly interested in the conceptualization of justice, power, authority and their inverses in this time period, and how such concepts apply to legal, religious and political practice.
Additionally, Jan is a participant in the digital humanities project Framing the Late Antique and Early Medieval Economy. He is actively involved with the Medieval Studies Program and the Center for the Study of Late Antiquity in Princeton, having co-organized the Medieval Graduate Conference "Codes of Conduct: How to Behave in the Middle Ages" in 2016, and having run the CSLA Book Club in 2015-2016, among other organizing activities.
Jan received his B.A. in History in 2010 (cum laude), his rM.A. in Medieval Studies in 2012 (cum laude), and his M.A. in Teaching History and Civics in 2013, all from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. In 2015, he then received his M.A. in History from Princeton University with a majors field in Europe in the Early Middle Ages (Helmut Reimitz) and two minor fields, Europe in the High Middle Ages (William Chester Jordan) and the Late Antique and Early Medieval Middle East (John Haldon and Jack Tannous).