Natalia is interested in the fragmentation of the late medieval world, and in what we mean by the categories ‘medieval’ and ‘early modern’. She has published on religion and the printing revolution, with articles in ‘Past and Present’ and ‘Historical Research’ on this topic. In 2012-13, Natalia held a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship, in order to write a new history of the early Reformation in the Polish monarchy under King Sigismund I (1506-48). This will be published by Oxford University Press in the Reformation’s 500th anniversary year, in 2017.
Another big question which runs through Natalia’s research is where ‘Central Europe’ fits into broader histories of pre-modern Europe and the wider world, and indeed how useful this concept is. Her current ERC-funded project, Jagiellonians: Dynasty, Memory and Identity focuses on one of Renaissance Europe’s most powerful but also least-known dynasties, an originally Lithuanian family who by 1500 controlled vast land masses, from the Baltic to the Adriatic. This project asks new questions about perceptions of dynasty, Jagiellonian identity, the long-term cultural memory of this royal house and its role in shaping local, national and regional identities (www.jagiellonians.com)
A full list of publications, with some uploaded online, can also be found at academia.edu. Other publications are accessible on ora.ox.ac.uk.