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jenniferheveloneharper

Jennifer Hevelone-Harper

Chair, Department of History
Professor of History

Teaching Fields:
Late Antiquity, Byzantium, Early Islam, Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Research Fields:
Christian Spirituality in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Byzantine Gaza and Palestine, Development of Christian Thought

Selected Publications:
“Desert Fathers and Desert Literature,” Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Oxford: Blackwell, ... more ➔

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Stephen Alter

Stephen Alter

Professor of History

Research Fields:
19th Century American Social Thought, the Darwinian Revolution, Critical Bible Scholarship in America

Selected Publications:
“William Dwight Whitney and the Social Dimension of Lexical Diffusion,” Historiographia Linguistica 37: 3 (2010): 321-340.

"Separated at Birth: The Interlinked Origins of Darwin's Unconscious Selection Concept and the Application ... more ➔

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davidgoss

David Goss

Professor in the Practice of History

Teaching Fields:
Museum Studies, Public History, Early American Maritime and Intellectual 

Research Fields:
Museum Studies, New England Puritanism, American Revolution, New England Maritime 

Selected Publications:
The Salem Witch Trials: A Reference Guide. (Westport: Greenwood Press, 2008).

Salem: Cornerstones of a Historic City. (Commonwealth ... more ➔

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Ute Possekel

Adjunct in History

Teaching Fields
Patristics, Medieval History, European Reformations, History of Christianity, Syriac Language and Literature

Research Fields
Early and Medieval Christianity; Syriac Studies, History of Christian Thought, Christianity and Culture, Near Eastern Christianity

Selected Publications
Evidence of Greek Philosophical Concepts in the Writings of Ephrem the Syrian. CSCO Subsidia. Louvain: ... more ➔

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David Wick

David Wick

Professor of History

Teaching areas:
Ancient Mediterranean, Classical, Bronze Age history, Archeology, Ancient Cultural, Religious and Military Studies.  

Research Areas:
Ancient Urban Studies, Classical Religious and Social Change. Ancient Technologies and Social Context. Co-director of Gordon's International Seminar in Greece and the Aegean. 

Selected Publications:
"Decoding Ancient History: A Toolkit ... more ➔

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