Shane Bobrycki is a PhD candidate in the History Department at Harvard University. His research interests in medieval history include demography, religious and cultural history, kingship, the Frankish world, and early medieval Italy.
During his fellowship year, Bobrycki is completing his dissertation on the crowd in the early Middle Ages. This project examines the physical parameters of gathering in the wake of post-Roman urban and demographic change as well as the figure of the crowd in early medieval culture and politics.
Bobrycki received a BA in history from Williams College, an MPhil in medieval history from the University of Cambridge, and an AM in history from Harvard. His research has been supported by a Frederick Sheldon Traveling Fellowship and a Harvard Merit/Term Time Research Award.