Peter Jones

PhD Student
location_on Rm 143, Auditorium Annex A 1924 West Mall V6T 1Z2

About

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Assistant, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

  • History 339 – The United States Since 1945: The Limits of Power (January 1st – May 1st, 2018)
  • History 104 – Topics in World History: The Origins of World Legal Traditions (September 1st – December 31st, 2017)

Teaching Assistant, McGill University, Montréal, QC

  • History 380 – Western Europe: The Middle Ages (September 1st – December 31st, 2012)

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in History (in progress), The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (2017–2022). Supervisor: Dr. Courtney Booker
  • Master of Arts, History, McGill University, Montréal, QC, 2014

Graduating Essay: “Gregory of Tours’ Poetics” (supervised by Dr. Nancy Partner).

  • Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Medieval Studies and Classical Studies, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 2011

Graduating Essay: “Temporum Series Praestitit: Order and Truth in the Texts of Gregory of Tours” (supervised by Dr. Courtney Booker).

Office Hours:

Monday: 14:00-15:00


Research

WORK IN PROGRESS

The Entirety of Our Times: Merovingian Historiography and Historical Consciousness

  • A consideration of the narrative histories of the Merovingian period in combination with other textual evidence, with the intention to characterize history, its writing, and historical consciousness during this time, asking questions like: What models, both stated and unstated, did Gregory of Tours and other Merovingian historians use, and how? How did various writers, not just of history, use different referencing systems to situate themselves within historical time? And how might these referencing practices further our knowledge of how those composing historical narrative understood historical process, and how to represent it? In short, what can we say about historical consciousness within Merovingian society, and how is this consciousness translated into practices of historical writing? I hope to render intelligible a distinct Merovingian tradition of history writing, as well as articulate links between this historiographical tradition and Merovingian political structures, to allow for broader societal perspectives on the past during this time.

Cursing in the writings of Gregory of Tours

  • An examination of cursing practices in Gregory of Tours' history and hagiography, considering patterns of use, and rhetorical effects.

Research Interest

  • Western Europe
  • Early Middle Ages
  • Historiography
  • Narrative
  • Merovingian kingdoms
  • Gregory of Tours
  • Notions of time and historical consciousness
  • Historical Theory

Publications

Jones, Peter. Review of Brian Stock, The Integrated Self: Augustine, The Bible, and Ancient Thought. In Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Vol. 48 (2017).

Jones, Peter. Review of Texts in Transit in the Medieval Mediterranean, ed. Y. Tzvi Langermann and Robert G. Morrison. In Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Vol. 48 (2017).

Jones, Peter. “Gregory of Tours’ Poetics.” In Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Vol. 46 (2015), 1–30.

Jones, Peter. “From Bricoleur to Engineer: Truth in Early Medieval Western Europe.” In The Atlas: UBC Undergraduate Journal of World History, Vol. 8 (2013), 4–13.


Peter Jones

PhD Student
location_on Rm 143, Auditorium Annex A 1924 West Mall V6T 1Z2

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Assistant, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

  • History 339 – The United States Since 1945: The Limits of Power (January 1st – May 1st, 2018)
  • History 104 – Topics in World History: The Origins of World Legal Traditions (September 1st – December 31st, 2017)

Teaching Assistant, McGill University, Montréal, QC

  • History 380 – Western Europe: The Middle Ages (September 1st – December 31st, 2012)

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in History (in progress), The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (2017–2022). Supervisor: Dr. Courtney Booker
  • Master of Arts, History, McGill University, Montréal, QC, 2014

Graduating Essay: “Gregory of Tours’ Poetics” (supervised by Dr. Nancy Partner).

  • Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Medieval Studies and Classical Studies, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 2011

Graduating Essay: “Temporum Series Praestitit: Order and Truth in the Texts of Gregory of Tours” (supervised by Dr. Courtney Booker).

Office Hours:

Monday: 14:00-15:00

WORK IN PROGRESS

The Entirety of Our Times: Merovingian Historiography and Historical Consciousness

  • A consideration of the narrative histories of the Merovingian period in combination with other textual evidence, with the intention to characterize history, its writing, and historical consciousness during this time, asking questions like: What models, both stated and unstated, did Gregory of Tours and other Merovingian historians use, and how? How did various writers, not just of history, use different referencing systems to situate themselves within historical time? And how might these referencing practices further our knowledge of how those composing historical narrative understood historical process, and how to represent it? In short, what can we say about historical consciousness within Merovingian society, and how is this consciousness translated into practices of historical writing? I hope to render intelligible a distinct Merovingian tradition of history writing, as well as articulate links between this historiographical tradition and Merovingian political structures, to allow for broader societal perspectives on the past during this time.

Cursing in the writings of Gregory of Tours

  • An examination of cursing practices in Gregory of Tours' history and hagiography, considering patterns of use, and rhetorical effects.

Research Interest

  • Western Europe
  • Early Middle Ages
  • Historiography
  • Narrative
  • Merovingian kingdoms
  • Gregory of Tours
  • Notions of time and historical consciousness
  • Historical Theory

Jones, Peter. Review of Brian Stock, The Integrated Self: Augustine, The Bible, and Ancient Thought. In Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Vol. 48 (2017).

Jones, Peter. Review of Texts in Transit in the Medieval Mediterranean, ed. Y. Tzvi Langermann and Robert G. Morrison. In Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Vol. 48 (2017).

Jones, Peter. “Gregory of Tours’ Poetics.” In Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Vol. 46 (2015), 1–30.

Jones, Peter. “From Bricoleur to Engineer: Truth in Early Medieval Western Europe.” In The Atlas: UBC Undergraduate Journal of World History, Vol. 8 (2013), 4–13.

Peter Jones

PhD Student
location_on Rm 143, Auditorium Annex A 1924 West Mall V6T 1Z2

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Assistant, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

  • History 339 – The United States Since 1945: The Limits of Power (January 1st – May 1st, 2018)
  • History 104 – Topics in World History: The Origins of World Legal Traditions (September 1st – December 31st, 2017)

Teaching Assistant, McGill University, Montréal, QC

  • History 380 – Western Europe: The Middle Ages (September 1st – December 31st, 2012)

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in History (in progress), The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (2017–2022). Supervisor: Dr. Courtney Booker
  • Master of Arts, History, McGill University, Montréal, QC, 2014

Graduating Essay: “Gregory of Tours’ Poetics” (supervised by Dr. Nancy Partner).

  • Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Medieval Studies and Classical Studies, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 2011

Graduating Essay: “Temporum Series Praestitit: Order and Truth in the Texts of Gregory of Tours” (supervised by Dr. Courtney Booker).

Office Hours:

Monday: 14:00-15:00

WORK IN PROGRESS

The Entirety of Our Times: Merovingian Historiography and Historical Consciousness

  • A consideration of the narrative histories of the Merovingian period in combination with other textual evidence, with the intention to characterize history, its writing, and historical consciousness during this time, asking questions like: What models, both stated and unstated, did Gregory of Tours and other Merovingian historians use, and how? How did various writers, not just of history, use different referencing systems to situate themselves within historical time? And how might these referencing practices further our knowledge of how those composing historical narrative understood historical process, and how to represent it? In short, what can we say about historical consciousness within Merovingian society, and how is this consciousness translated into practices of historical writing? I hope to render intelligible a distinct Merovingian tradition of history writing, as well as articulate links between this historiographical tradition and Merovingian political structures, to allow for broader societal perspectives on the past during this time.

Cursing in the writings of Gregory of Tours

  • An examination of cursing practices in Gregory of Tours' history and hagiography, considering patterns of use, and rhetorical effects.

Research Interest

  • Western Europe
  • Early Middle Ages
  • Historiography
  • Narrative
  • Merovingian kingdoms
  • Gregory of Tours
  • Notions of time and historical consciousness
  • Historical Theory

Jones, Peter. Review of Brian Stock, The Integrated Self: Augustine, The Bible, and Ancient Thought. In Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Vol. 48 (2017).

Jones, Peter. Review of Texts in Transit in the Medieval Mediterranean, ed. Y. Tzvi Langermann and Robert G. Morrison. In Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Vol. 48 (2017).

Jones, Peter. “Gregory of Tours’ Poetics.” In Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Vol. 46 (2015), 1–30.

Jones, Peter. “From Bricoleur to Engineer: Truth in Early Medieval Western Europe.” In The Atlas: UBC Undergraduate Journal of World History, Vol. 8 (2013), 4–13.