Associate Professor Lisa Kaaren Bailey
MA (Auckland) PhD (Princeton)
- Associate Professor in History and in Classics and Ancient History
Research | Current
- Christianity in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
- Slavery and the rhetoric of religious service
- The religious cultures of the laity
- Preaching and sermon collections, especially in Gaul
Teaching | Current
ANCHIST 110 Ancient Eygpt, Greece and Rome
ANCHIST 103 Roman History
ANCHIST 255 The Later Roman Empire
ANCHIST 260 Roman Revolutions
ANCHIST 314 Historians of Rome
ANCHIST 355 The Later Roman Empire
ANCHIST 360 Roman Revolutions
ANCHIST 747AB Themes and Issues in Roman Culture
HISTORY 254 Barbarians: Antiquity to Vikings
HISTORY 354 Barbarians: Antiquity to Vikings
HISTORY 735 Saints and Sinners c. 300 - 800
HISTORY 706 European Cultural History
Topics currently supervising
- Magic, religious deviance and the late antique legal tradition
- Virgins and sacrifice
- Punishment in Early Medieval texts
- Structural transitions from the Late Roman Empire to Early Byzantium
Topics available to supervise
- Late antiquity and early middle ages, especially religious and cultural history
- Saints, relics and miracles; religious conflicts
- ‘Barbarian’ cultures in Western Europe, early Byzantium
- The end/ transformation of the Roman empire
- Lay culture and religious experiences
- Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Grant 2017
- Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fast-Start Grant 2008
Incoming Associate Dean Postgraduate, Faculty of Arts
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Bailey, L. K. (2016). Religious Worlds of the Laity in Late Antique Gaul (1st). Bloomsbury Publishing. Related URL.
- Bailey, L. K. (2012). The strange case of the portable altar: Liturgy and the limits of episcopal authority in early medieval Gaul. Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association, 8, 31-51. Related URL.
- Bailey, L. K. (2012). Within and without: lay people and the Church in Gregory of Tours' miracle stories. Journal of Late Antiquity, 5 (1), 119-144. 10.1353/jla.2012.0006
- Bailey, L. K. (2010). Christianity's Quiet Success: The Eusebius Gallicanus Sermon Collection and the Power of the Church in Late Antique Gaul. Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. Pages: 278.
- Bailey, L., Diggelmann, L., & Phillips, K. M. (2009). Old worlds, New worlds: European Cultural Encounters. Turnhout: Brepols Pub. Pages: 217.
- Bailey, L. K. (2009). "Our own most severe judges": the power of penance in the Eusebius Gallicanus sermons. In A. Cain, N. Lenski (Eds.) The Power of Religion in Late Antiquity (pp. 201-211). Surrey: Ashgate.
- Lisa Bailey, L. (2008). 'No use crying over spilt milk': the challenge of preaching God's justice in fifth- and sixth-century Gaul. Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association, 4, 19-31.
- Lisa Bailey (2007). These are not men: sex and drink in the sermons of Caesarius of Arles. Journal of Early Christian Studies, 15 (1), 23-43. 10.1353/earl.2007.0011