Josh Timmermann

PhD Candidate
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Education

M.A., University of British Columbia
B.A. (Hons.), University of British Columbia

About

Teaching and Supervision

Course Instructor

Uses of the Past and the Perception of Golden Ages (HIST 490B) – Term 1, Fall 2020

Teaching Assistant, The University of British Columbia:

World History from 1500 to the Twentieth Century (HIST 102) – Terms 1-2, Fall/Spring 2020-21

World History from 1500 to the Twentieth Century (HIST 102) – Terms 1-2, Fall/Spring 2019-20

World History from 1500 to the Twentieth Century (HIST 102) – Terms 1-2, Fall/Spring 2018-19

History of Europe (HIST 220A) – Term 2, Spring 2018

Topics in World History: The Global Gandhi (HIST 104) – Term 1, Fall 2017

History of Europe (HIST 220) – Term 2, Spring 2017

World History to Oceanic Contact (HIST 101) – Terms 1-2, Fall/Spring 2014-15

Topics in World History: Global History of Disease (HIST 104) – Term 2, Spring 2013

Course Assistant, New York University:

World War II (HIST-UA 45) – Term 2, Spring 2016

Espionage and the Making of the Modern World (HIST-UA 94) – Term 1, Fall 2015


Research

“Temporality, Authority, and ‘Ancient Christianity’ in the Carolingian Era” (Ph.D. diss., in progress)

Beati patres: Uses of Augustine and Gregory the Great at Carolingian Church Councils, 816–836″ (M.A. thesis, The University of British Columbia, 2015).

The Latin Josephus Project (with Richard Matthew Pollard).

Sharers in the Contemplative Virtue: Julianus Pomerius’s Carolingian Audience” (honors thesis, The University of British Columbia, 2013).

 

Research Interests

  • Early medieval Europe
  • Carolingian political and ecclesiastical culture
  • Church history
  • Textual reception
  • Historical Theology
  • Patristics and Late Antiquity
  • Augustine of Hippo
  • Gregory the Great
  • Authorship and authority
  • Canon law and the construction of Christian orthodoxy
  • Conceptions of time, history, and memory
  • Uses of the past
  • Political Theology

 

Research Assistance

Research Assistant to Prof. Sebastian Prange, 2020. Research for the medieval section of an upcoming monograph on “Outlaw Economics.”

Research Assistant to Prof. Tara Mayer, Department of History, UBC, 2019. Coordinator of “Visual Literacy: Seeing, Making, and Readings Images across the Disciplines” international research roundtable, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Study, Vancouver, BC, 23–25 October 2019.

Research Assistant to Prof. Courtney Booker, Department of History, UBC, 2017–18. Project collaborator on the creation of an electronic database of early modern (ca. 1500–1800) authors’ copies (Handexemplars).

Research Assistant to Prof. Courtney Booker, Department of History, UBC, 2016–17. Assistance with English translation of Henri-Xavier Arquillière’s L’augustinisme politique. Essai sur la formation des théories politiques du Moyen Âge.

Research Assistant to Prof. Richard Pollard, Department of History, UBC, 2013–14. “The Latin Josephus Project”: https://sites.google.com/site/latinjosephus/.

Research Assistant to Prof. Leslie Paris, Department of History, UBC, 2012–13. Assistance with historical project on cloth-diapering subculture.


Publications

Articles/Book Chapters

J. Timmermann, An Authority among Authorities: Knowledge and Use of Augustine in the Wider Carolingian World,” Early Medieval Europe (2020), in press.

J. Timmermann, “Sharers in the Contemplative Virtue: Julianus Pomerius’s Carolingian Audience,” Comitatus, vol. 45, pp. 1-44, 2014.

Reviews

J. Timmermann, Review of Rutger Kramer, Rethinking Authority in the Carolingian Empire,” Early Medieval Europe. In Press.

J. Timmermann, “Review of K. Patrick Fazioli, The Mirror of the Medieval: An Anthropology of the Western Historical Imagination,” Francia-Recensio, no. 1., 2018.

J. Timmermann, “Review of Nancy Mandeville Caciola, Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages,” Comitatus, vol. 48. pp. 196-199, 2017.

J. Timmermann, “Review of Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity, ed. Andrea Sterk and Nina Caputo,” Comitatus, vol. 46. pp. 231-233, 2015.

J. Timmermann, “Review of Law, Rulership, and Rhetoric: Selected Essays of Robert L. Benson, ed. Loren J. Weber, in collaboration with Giles Constable and Richard H. Rouse,” Comitatus, vol. 46. pp. 258-260 , 2015.

J. Timmermann, “Review of George E. Demacopoulos, The Invention of Peter: Apostolic Discourse and Papal Authority in Late Antiquity,Comitatus, vol. 45. pp. 233-236, 2014.

Conference Presentations

Tempora periculosa, dies mali: Tyconius, Augustine, and Their Carolingian Readers’ Responses to Pauline Eschatology,” delivered at the 45th annual UBC Medieval Workshop: “Theologies of the Political: From Augustine to Agamben, and Beyond,” Vancouver, BC, 29 March, 2019.

“How ‘Augustinian’ Was the ‘Carolingian World’?,” delivered as part of the panel “Living in the Carolingian World,” at the 53rd annual International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Mich., 10 May 2018.


Awards

  • David W. Strangway Fellowship, 2019
  • UBC History Department Teaching Assistant Award, 2019
  • Conway Summer Travel Scholarship in German History, 2019
  • Department of History (UBC) Summer Research and Writing Fellowship, 2019
  • UBC Graduate Student Research Award, 2019
  • Josephine T. Berthier Fellowship, 2018
  • David W. Strangway Fellowship, 2018
  • Department of History (UBC), M.A. Thesis Prize, for best thesis in cohort, 2015
  • SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, 2013
  • J.H. Stewart Reid Medal and Prize in Honors History, for best thesis in cohort, 2013
  • Fritz Lehmann Memorial Prize in History, 2012

Josh Timmermann

PhD Candidate
file_download Download CV

M.A., University of British Columbia
B.A. (Hons.), University of British Columbia

Teaching and Supervision

Course Instructor

Uses of the Past and the Perception of Golden Ages (HIST 490B) – Term 1, Fall 2020

Teaching Assistant, The University of British Columbia:

World History from 1500 to the Twentieth Century (HIST 102) – Terms 1-2, Fall/Spring 2020-21

World History from 1500 to the Twentieth Century (HIST 102) – Terms 1-2, Fall/Spring 2019-20

World History from 1500 to the Twentieth Century (HIST 102) – Terms 1-2, Fall/Spring 2018-19

History of Europe (HIST 220A) – Term 2, Spring 2018

Topics in World History: The Global Gandhi (HIST 104) – Term 1, Fall 2017

History of Europe (HIST 220) – Term 2, Spring 2017

World History to Oceanic Contact (HIST 101) – Terms 1-2, Fall/Spring 2014-15

Topics in World History: Global History of Disease (HIST 104) – Term 2, Spring 2013

Course Assistant, New York University:

World War II (HIST-UA 45) – Term 2, Spring 2016

Espionage and the Making of the Modern World (HIST-UA 94) – Term 1, Fall 2015

"Temporality, Authority, and 'Ancient Christianity' in the Carolingian Era" (Ph.D. diss., in progress)

"Beati patres: Uses of Augustine and Gregory the Great at Carolingian Church Councils, 816–836" (M.A. thesis, The University of British Columbia, 2015).

The Latin Josephus Project (with Richard Matthew Pollard).

"Sharers in the Contemplative Virtue: Julianus Pomerius's Carolingian Audience" (honors thesis, The University of British Columbia, 2013).

 

Research Interests

  • Early medieval Europe
  • Carolingian political and ecclesiastical culture
  • Church history
  • Textual reception
  • Historical Theology
  • Patristics and Late Antiquity
  • Augustine of Hippo
  • Gregory the Great
  • Authorship and authority
  • Canon law and the construction of Christian orthodoxy
  • Conceptions of time, history, and memory
  • Uses of the past
  • Political Theology

 

Research Assistance

Research Assistant to Prof. Sebastian Prange, 2020. Research for the medieval section of an upcoming monograph on “Outlaw Economics.”

Research Assistant to Prof. Tara Mayer, Department of History, UBC, 2019. Coordinator of "Visual Literacy: Seeing, Making, and Readings Images across the Disciplines" international research roundtable, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Study, Vancouver, BC, 23–25 October 2019.

Research Assistant to Prof. Courtney Booker, Department of History, UBC, 2017–18. Project collaborator on the creation of an electronic database of early modern (ca. 1500–1800) authors’ copies (Handexemplars).

Research Assistant to Prof. Courtney Booker, Department of History, UBC, 2016–17. Assistance with English translation of Henri-Xavier Arquillière’s L'augustinisme politique. Essai sur la formation des théories politiques du Moyen Âge.

Research Assistant to Prof. Richard Pollard, Department of History, UBC, 2013–14. “The Latin Josephus Project”: https://sites.google.com/site/latinjosephus/.

Research Assistant to Prof. Leslie Paris, Department of History, UBC, 2012–13. Assistance with historical project on cloth-diapering subculture.

Articles/Book Chapters

J. Timmermann, An Authority among Authorities: Knowledge and Use of Augustine in the Wider Carolingian World,” Early Medieval Europe (2020), in press.

J. Timmermann, “Sharers in the Contemplative Virtue: Julianus Pomerius's Carolingian Audience,” Comitatus, vol. 45, pp. 1-44, 2014.

Reviews

J. Timmermann, Review of Rutger Kramer, Rethinking Authority in the Carolingian Empire,” Early Medieval Europe. In Press.

J. Timmermann, “Review of K. Patrick Fazioli, The Mirror of the Medieval: An Anthropology of the Western Historical Imagination," Francia-Recensio, no. 1., 2018.

J. Timmermann, “Review of Nancy Mandeville Caciola, Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages,” Comitatus, vol. 48. pp. 196-199, 2017.

J. Timmermann, “Review of Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity, ed. Andrea Sterk and Nina Caputo,” Comitatus, vol. 46. pp. 231-233, 2015.

J. Timmermann, “Review of Law, Rulership, and Rhetoric: Selected Essays of Robert L. Benson, ed. Loren J. Weber, in collaboration with Giles Constable and Richard H. Rouse,” Comitatus, vol. 46. pp. 258-260 , 2015.

J. Timmermann, “Review of George E. Demacopoulos, The Invention of Peter: Apostolic Discourse and Papal Authority in Late Antiquity,Comitatus, vol. 45. pp. 233-236, 2014.

Conference Presentations

Tempora periculosa, dies mali: Tyconius, Augustine, and Their Carolingian Readers’ Responses to Pauline Eschatology,” delivered at the 45th annual UBC Medieval Workshop: “Theologies of the Political: From Augustine to Agamben, and Beyond,” Vancouver, BC, 29 March, 2019.

“How ‘Augustinian’ Was the ‘Carolingian World’?," delivered as part of the panel “Living in the Carolingian World,” at the 53rd annual International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Mich., 10 May 2018.

  • David W. Strangway Fellowship, 2019
  • UBC History Department Teaching Assistant Award, 2019
  • Conway Summer Travel Scholarship in German History, 2019
  • Department of History (UBC) Summer Research and Writing Fellowship, 2019
  • UBC Graduate Student Research Award, 2019
  • Josephine T. Berthier Fellowship, 2018
  • David W. Strangway Fellowship, 2018
  • Department of History (UBC), M.A. Thesis Prize, for best thesis in cohort, 2015
  • SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, 2013
  • J.H. Stewart Reid Medal and Prize in Honors History, for best thesis in cohort, 2013
  • Fritz Lehmann Memorial Prize in History, 2012

Josh Timmermann

PhD Candidate
file_download Download CV

M.A., University of British Columbia
B.A. (Hons.), University of British Columbia

Teaching and Supervision

Course Instructor

Uses of the Past and the Perception of Golden Ages (HIST 490B) – Term 1, Fall 2020

Teaching Assistant, The University of British Columbia:

World History from 1500 to the Twentieth Century (HIST 102) – Terms 1-2, Fall/Spring 2020-21

World History from 1500 to the Twentieth Century (HIST 102) – Terms 1-2, Fall/Spring 2019-20

World History from 1500 to the Twentieth Century (HIST 102) – Terms 1-2, Fall/Spring 2018-19

History of Europe (HIST 220A) – Term 2, Spring 2018

Topics in World History: The Global Gandhi (HIST 104) – Term 1, Fall 2017

History of Europe (HIST 220) – Term 2, Spring 2017

World History to Oceanic Contact (HIST 101) – Terms 1-2, Fall/Spring 2014-15

Topics in World History: Global History of Disease (HIST 104) – Term 2, Spring 2013

Course Assistant, New York University:

World War II (HIST-UA 45) – Term 2, Spring 2016

Espionage and the Making of the Modern World (HIST-UA 94) – Term 1, Fall 2015

"Temporality, Authority, and 'Ancient Christianity' in the Carolingian Era" (Ph.D. diss., in progress)

"Beati patres: Uses of Augustine and Gregory the Great at Carolingian Church Councils, 816–836" (M.A. thesis, The University of British Columbia, 2015).

The Latin Josephus Project (with Richard Matthew Pollard).

"Sharers in the Contemplative Virtue: Julianus Pomerius's Carolingian Audience" (honors thesis, The University of British Columbia, 2013).

 

Research Interests

  • Early medieval Europe
  • Carolingian political and ecclesiastical culture
  • Church history
  • Textual reception
  • Historical Theology
  • Patristics and Late Antiquity
  • Augustine of Hippo
  • Gregory the Great
  • Authorship and authority
  • Canon law and the construction of Christian orthodoxy
  • Conceptions of time, history, and memory
  • Uses of the past
  • Political Theology

 

Research Assistance

Research Assistant to Prof. Sebastian Prange, 2020. Research for the medieval section of an upcoming monograph on “Outlaw Economics.”

Research Assistant to Prof. Tara Mayer, Department of History, UBC, 2019. Coordinator of "Visual Literacy: Seeing, Making, and Readings Images across the Disciplines" international research roundtable, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Study, Vancouver, BC, 23–25 October 2019.

Research Assistant to Prof. Courtney Booker, Department of History, UBC, 2017–18. Project collaborator on the creation of an electronic database of early modern (ca. 1500–1800) authors’ copies (Handexemplars).

Research Assistant to Prof. Courtney Booker, Department of History, UBC, 2016–17. Assistance with English translation of Henri-Xavier Arquillière’s L'augustinisme politique. Essai sur la formation des théories politiques du Moyen Âge.

Research Assistant to Prof. Richard Pollard, Department of History, UBC, 2013–14. “The Latin Josephus Project”: https://sites.google.com/site/latinjosephus/.

Research Assistant to Prof. Leslie Paris, Department of History, UBC, 2012–13. Assistance with historical project on cloth-diapering subculture.

Articles/Book Chapters

J. Timmermann, An Authority among Authorities: Knowledge and Use of Augustine in the Wider Carolingian World,” Early Medieval Europe (2020), in press.

J. Timmermann, “Sharers in the Contemplative Virtue: Julianus Pomerius's Carolingian Audience,” Comitatus, vol. 45, pp. 1-44, 2014.

Reviews

J. Timmermann, Review of Rutger Kramer, Rethinking Authority in the Carolingian Empire,” Early Medieval Europe. In Press.

J. Timmermann, “Review of K. Patrick Fazioli, The Mirror of the Medieval: An Anthropology of the Western Historical Imagination," Francia-Recensio, no. 1., 2018.

J. Timmermann, “Review of Nancy Mandeville Caciola, Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages,” Comitatus, vol. 48. pp. 196-199, 2017.

J. Timmermann, “Review of Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity, ed. Andrea Sterk and Nina Caputo,” Comitatus, vol. 46. pp. 231-233, 2015.

J. Timmermann, “Review of Law, Rulership, and Rhetoric: Selected Essays of Robert L. Benson, ed. Loren J. Weber, in collaboration with Giles Constable and Richard H. Rouse,” Comitatus, vol. 46. pp. 258-260 , 2015.

J. Timmermann, “Review of George E. Demacopoulos, The Invention of Peter: Apostolic Discourse and Papal Authority in Late Antiquity,Comitatus, vol. 45. pp. 233-236, 2014.

Conference Presentations

Tempora periculosa, dies mali: Tyconius, Augustine, and Their Carolingian Readers’ Responses to Pauline Eschatology,” delivered at the 45th annual UBC Medieval Workshop: “Theologies of the Political: From Augustine to Agamben, and Beyond,” Vancouver, BC, 29 March, 2019.

“How ‘Augustinian’ Was the ‘Carolingian World’?," delivered as part of the panel “Living in the Carolingian World,” at the 53rd annual International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Mich., 10 May 2018.

  • David W. Strangway Fellowship, 2019
  • UBC History Department Teaching Assistant Award, 2019
  • Conway Summer Travel Scholarship in German History, 2019
  • Department of History (UBC) Summer Research and Writing Fellowship, 2019
  • UBC Graduate Student Research Award, 2019
  • Josephine T. Berthier Fellowship, 2018
  • David W. Strangway Fellowship, 2018
  • Department of History (UBC), M.A. Thesis Prize, for best thesis in cohort, 2015
  • SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, 2013
  • J.H. Stewart Reid Medal and Prize in Honors History, for best thesis in cohort, 2013
  • Fritz Lehmann Memorial Prize in History, 2012