Robin studies the production, use, and reception of charters and cartularies in twelfth- and thirteenth-century England, with a focus on bringing the concerns of social and book history to the field of diplomatics. Other interests include medieval Latin clerical authors during this period and problems of genre as applied to the sources for administrative history.
Michael Gervers, Joseph Goering, Jennifer Harris
The making of administrative documents in Somerset from Glanvill to Magna Carta
Selected Conference Papers
“Legal Uses of the Medieval English Cartulary.” Seeing, Hearing, Reading and Believing: Authorities in the Middle Ages (Helsinki, Finland, 2010)
“The Cartulary as Miscellany: Late Twelfth-Century Illuminated Cartularies and New Horizons for Manuscript Studies.” International Workshop on Medieval Manuscript Miscellanies: Composition, Authorship, Use (Prague, Czech Republic, 2009)