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Victoria Morse

Department Chair of History, History

Director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Medieval & Renaissance Studies
Professor of History, History

Education & Professional History

University of California (Berkeley), BA, MLS, MA, PhD


At Carleton since 1999.

Highlights & Recent Activity

I recently completed a term as director of the Perlman Center for Teaching and Learning and, for the first time since the pandemic, led the off-campus program that I teach in Rome with Bill North, History, Religion, and Urban Change in Medieval and Renaissance Rome.

During the summer of 2023, I had the privilege of working with a team of Carleton students on developing a new course on The Global Middle Ages (History 136). I am spending my fall term sabbatical working on the introduction to a translated primary source and continuing to read and expand my knowledge of the global Middle Ages beyond Europe and the Mediterranean world.

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

Medieval Academy of America

Renaissance Society of America

American Historical Association

Current Courses

  • Winter 2024
    HIST 290: Urban History in Beijing and Beyond Program: Directed Reading: Approaches to Chinese Cities
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    HIST 334: Voyages of Understanding
  • Spring 2024
    HIST 136: The Global Middle Ages