Sébastien Rossignol

Dr. Sébastien Rossignol
Assistant Professor
Department of History, Memorial University
Email: srossignol@mun.ca
Phone: 709-864-2602

Research Interests

Sébastien Rossignol is interested in the history of Central Europe and of the Baltic Sea area in the Middle Ages. He has contributed to maritime history by co-editing an essay collection with Alban Gautier, De la mer du Nord à la mer Baltique, which comprises contributions by historians and archaeologists from regions of Europe that are seldom studied side by side. The essays focus on common features of the societies of the North Sea and Baltic Sea zones during the Middle Ages, especially the long-distance connections, forms of communication, and cultural influences that were made possible by proximity to the sea. Several contributions to another book he co-edited, Landscapes and Societies in Medieval Europe East of the Elbe, also deal with coastal societies and maritime matters around the Baltic Sea.

Education

  • Binational Doctorate: Université de Lille 3 and Universität Göttingen (2008)
  • M.A. Universität Göttingen (2004)
  • B.A. Université de Montréal (2000)

Select Publications

  • Sunhild Kleingärtner, Timothy P. Newfield, Sébastien Rossignol and Donat Wehner (ed.), Landscapes and Societies in Medieval Europe East of the Elbe: Interactions between Environmental Settings and Social Transformations, Papers in Mediaeval Studies 23 (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2013), xiv + 406 pp.
  • Alban Gautier and Sébastien Rossignol (ed.), De la mer du Nord à la mer Baltique. Identités, contacts et communications au Moyen Âge. Actes de l’atelier de jeunes chercheurs, Boulogne-sur-Mer, les 15-17 octobre 2009 (Lille: Centre de Gestion de l’Édition Scientifique, 2012), 259 pp.
  • “Modes de communication dans les emporia de la mer Baltique,” in Alban Gautier and Sébastien Rossignol (ed.), De la mer du Nord à la mer Baltique. Identités, contacts et communications au Moyen Âge. Actes de l’atelier de jeunes chercheurs, Boulogne-sur-Mer, les 15-17 octobre 2009 (Lille: Centre de Gestion de l’Édition Scientifique, 2012), 105-118
  • “Les ports de la Baltique (VIIIe – IXe siècles),” in Stéphane Lebecq, Bruno Béthouart and Laurent Verslype (ed.), Quentovic. Environnement, archéologie, histoire. Actes du colloque international de Montreuil-sur-Mer, Etaples et Le Touquet et de la journée d’études sur les origines de Montreuil-sur-Mer (11-13 mai 2006 et 1er décembre 2006), UL3. Travaux et recherches (Lille: Centre de Gestion de l’Édition Scientifique, 2010), 409-427
  • “Early Towns and Regional Identities on the Eastern Coast of the Baltic Sea and in the Land of the Rus’ as Perceived in Western and Central European Sources (9th – Early 12th Centuries),” in Jelena Nõmm (ed.), Ethnic Images and Stereotypes – Where Is the Border-line? (Russian-Baltic Cross-cultural Relations). Proceedings of the III International Scientific Conference on Political and Cultural Relations between Russia and the States of the Baltic Region (Narva, October 20-22, 2006), Studia Humaniora et Paedagogica Collegii Narovensis II (Narva: Tartu Ülikool Narva Kolledž, 2007), 241-252

 

Contact

Maritime Studies Research Unit

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Tel: (709) 864-8000