Rennie, Dr. Kriston

Dr. Kriston Rennie
PhD, LMS, FRHistS Dean, Faculty of Indigenous Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities
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Dr. Rennie is a historian of religion who specializes in the Middle Ages. Much of his work has centered on the Roman Church, the medieval papacy, ecclesiastical representation and diplomacy, the production and dissemination of law and legal texts, and the construction of religious identity and heritage. 

Dr. Rennie holds a BA in History and Religious Studies from the University of Lethbridge; an MLitt in Mediaeval History from the University of St Andrews; a PhD in History (Medieval) from King’s College London; and a Licence in Mediaeval Studies (LMS) from the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a proud alumnus of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the recipient of research fellowships in Canada, Germany, Belgium, the USA, Australia, and England.

Research and Expertise

Dr. Rennie's research interests span the Middle Ages, including its reception and representation in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Research Fields:
  • History
  • Religion
Areas of Expertise:

Medieval history; medieval religion; heresy; ecclesiastical history; monasticism; historiography; medievalism; the papacy; the Roman Church; church councils; and canon law.

Languages Spoken:
  • English
Currently accepting graduate students

Honours and Masters Students

Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert

Selected Publications