Department of History
Office: Braniff 238
Kelly Gibson grew up in Raleigh, NC and received her B.A. from the University of Virginia. While working on her Ph.D. at Harvard, she spent a year in Paris on a Fulbright fellowship researching early medieval manuscripts. She enjoys participating in archaeological excavations and applying interdisciplinary approaches to her research and teaching. Her most recent work has utilized saints' lives to uncover ideas about doctrine, emotions, kingship, and monastic practice.
HIS 2301 Western Civilization I
HIS 3306 ST/Barbarians and the Fall of Rome
HIS 307 Medieval Europe I
HIS 3309 ST/12th Century Renaissance
HIS 3309 ST/The Carolingian World
HIS 3309 ST/The Crusades
HIS 3309 ST/Medieval Islamic Civilization
HIS 3321 History of England I: Anglo Saxon
"La vie monastique dans les Vies de saint Gall récrites au IXe siècle." In Normes et hagiographie dans l'Occident latin (Ve-XVIe siècles). Actes du colloque international de Lyon, 4–6 octobre 2010, edited by Marie-Céline Isaïa and Thomas Granier. Hagiologia. Brepols: Turnhout, 2014.
"Rewriting History: Carolingian Reform and Controversy in Biographies of Saints." Ph.D. Dissertation, Harvard University, 2011.
Vengeance in Medieval Europe: A Reader. Edited with Daniel Lord Smail. Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures 13. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009.
Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization, edited by Michael McCormick, Guoping Huang, Kelly Gibson, et al.