Laughter and Power in the Twelfth Century
Peter J. A. Jones
Peter J. A. Jones, Lecturer in cultural history, University of Tyumen, School of Advanced Studies
Peter J. A. Jones is a researcher at the School of Advanced Studies at the University of Tyumen in Siberia. Previously he has worked as a teaching fellow in the History Department at University College London, as an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto, as a visiting scholar at the Pembroke Center, Brown University, and as a Frances A. Yates Postdoctoral Fellow at the Warburg Institute. As well as his work on medieval laughter and humour, Jones is currently developing two new projects. His next book, Democratic Dreams in Medieval Europe, is an investigation of the theological foundations of republican and democratic thought in the 1100s. He is also currently working on a multidisciplinary collaborative project, A History of Loving Things, which traces a history of loving relations between humans and nonhumans from Medieval Europe to the present day, via Imperial Russia and Oscar Wilde's Ireland.