Robert E. Lerner
Office: Harris Hall #L20
Robert E. Lerner (PhD Princeton, 1964), Peter B. Ritzma Professor in the Humanities, is a medieval historian working on millenarian movements, heresy, and religious, intellectual, and cultural history. He has written or co-authored nine books, including The Age of Adversity, The Heresy of the Free Spirit, The Powers of Prophecy, The Feast of Saint Abraham, and Western Civilizations (co-authored: now in its fourteenth edition). A Fellow of the Medieval Academy and the American Academy in Rome, he has been a member of the Institute of Advanced Study and has won awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, the Max Planck Society of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris).