Teaching

I teach two main survey courses—Medieval Europe (700-1350) and Renaissance & Reformation Europe (1350-1650); together these form a year-long introduction to the basic events and ideas of post-classical, premodern European history. The surveys are supplemented with more focused introductory courses, such as Norman Conquests, Medieval Manuscripts, or Medieval Cities. Introductory courses are generally taught on a three-year rotation.

Every six years I also teach the History discipline's required course in Historical Methods, a course which I developed in 2008 and taught again in 2012 and 2016; barring unforeseen
 schedule changes, I will next be teaching it in 2021.

I also teach a range of advanced seminar courses on subjects like the Black Death, The World of St Francis, Renaissance Italy, and Death, Hell, and Capitalism: Medieval Italy in the Age of Dante and Petrarch. These recur based on student demand and my own interests. If you're interested in a particular course, and you'd like to know when it will next be offered, please contact me. (If I'm not planning on teaching it any time soon, it might be possible to arrange an individual or group tutorial.)

I tend to offer an annual (in spring) mod-credit group tutorial in Medieval Latin, open to all students with at least a semester of classical Latin. I have also offered tutorials on subjects as diverse as medieval Judeism, medieval art, Latin paleography, the history of Western costume & fashion, Italian Renaissance epic, medieval women's mysticism, propaganda in Fascist Italy, and medieval technology.

Below are copies of a few of my recent syllabi, as well as an MP3 from the reenactment of the Battle of Hastings done by my Normans class in 2005. (A quick search on YouTube will also reveal videos from the Battle of Civitate [2008] and the Siege of Antioch [2011]). If you're teaching a similar class to one of these, and would like a full copy of the syllabus with lists of readings and assignments, please send me an email.
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Carrie Benes,
Nov 14, 2016, 7:18 PM
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Aug 23, 2012, 6:40 AM
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Aug 23, 2012, 6:40 AM
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Aug 23, 2012, 6:40 AM
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Nov 14, 2016, 7:19 PM
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Nov 14, 2016, 7:20 PM
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Aug 23, 2012, 6:40 AM
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Carrie Benes,
Jan 30, 2012, 9:17 AM