Kelly Gibson grew up in Raleigh, NC and received her Ph.D. from Harvard. While working on her Ph.D., 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. Dr. Gibson is also the Co-editor of the Dallas Medieval Texts and Translations series.
Ph.D., Harvard University
A.M., Harvard University
B.A., University of Virginia
HIS 2301 Western Civilization I
HIS 2302 Western Civilization II
HIS 3307 Medieval Europe I
HIS 3308 Medieval Europe II
HIS 3309 ST/Medieval Islamic Civilization
HIS 3309 Vengeance: Law, Government & Emotion
HIS 3321 Early Medieval England
HIS 3381 Barbarians and the Fall of Rome
HIS 3382 The Carolingian World
HIS 3386 Culture of the Central Middle Ages
HIS 3387 The Crusades
HUM 5300 Medieval World
Research interests include medieval history.
"Claudius of Turin's Insane Fury: The Rhetoric of Emotions and Community," The Heroic Age 20 (2021).
"The Carolingian World through Hagiography," History Compass 13 (2015): 630–645.
"La vie monastique dans les Vies de saint Gall rcrites au IXe sicle." In Normes et hagiographie dans l'Occident latin (Ve-XVIe sicles). Actes du colloque international de Lyon, 46 octobre 2010, edited by Marie-Cline Isaa 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.
“Imaginary Borders: Pilgrimage Distances in the Carolingian World,” at the Virtual International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds in July 2020.
“Carolingian Reform in the Revised Life of Saint Balthild,” at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 9–12, 2019.
“Social Status of Miracle Recipients in Carolingian Hagiography,” at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 10–13, 2018.
“Rulership in Ninth-Century Breton Hagiography” at the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds in July 2017.
“Heretical and Orthodox Emotions according to Claudius of Turin and Jonas of Orléans” at theInternational Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 11-14, 2017.
“First Conflicts: Understanding the Conflicts in Genesis in the Carolingian Age” at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 12-15, 2016.
“Episcopal Ideals in Alcuin’s Revised Saints’ Lives” at the International Conference
of the Haskins Society, Carleton College, Nov. 6-8, 2015.
“#Orthodox: Trending Words and Carolingian Concern over Heresy” at the Texas Medieval Association Conference “Interdisciplinarity in the Age of Relevance,” University of North Texas, October 3-4, 2014.
“The Carolingian Empire in Hagiography” at the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 7-10, 2014.
“Emotions in Carolingian Narratives of War” at the Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, The University of the South, April 4-5, 2014.”