Yvonne SealeAssistant Professor of History
Yvonne Seale has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2016.
Professor Seale is a historian of medieval women and the social history of religion, with a particular focus on the history of the Premonstratensian Order in France. Her writing has appeared in publications such as the Journal of Medieval Monastic History, History Today, and The Public Domain Review. She is the recipient of the Teaching Association for Medieval Studies Teaching Award for College Educators, 2019-2020.
You can follow Professor Seale on Twitter @yvonneseale or read about her latest research at her blog. Use the links below to learn more about her publications, or to see which classes she's teaching this semester.
Office Hours (Spring 2020)
T, 4-5; W, 11-1:30
Ph.D. in History, The University of Iowa (2016)
M.Litt. in Medieval History, University of St Andrews, Scotland (2008)
B.A. (Hons.) in History, Ancient History, and Archaeology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (2006)
"History in Ruins: The Changing Fates of One of France's Grandest Castles," in History Today 69:9 (September 2019), 76-83.
"The Multi-Cultural Middle Ages: An Annotated Bibliography for Teachers" in The Once and Future Classroom: Resources for Teaching the Middle Ages Vol. 14:1 (Fall 2017).
"Well-Behaved Women? Agnès of Baudement and Agnès of Braine as Mediators and Patrons of the Premonstratensian Order", in the Haskins Society Journal: Studies in Medieval History, Vol. 28 (2016), 101-117.
"George Washington: A Descendant of Odin?", in The Public Domain Review, February 8, 2017.
"Imagining Medieval Europe in the College Classroom," in Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching, Vol. 23:1 (Spring 2016), 95-105.
"De Monasterio Desolato: Politics and Patronage in an Irish Frontier Convent," in The Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies, Vol. 4 (2015), 21-45.
"Précis of the 2014 Barry Prize Winner: Loughsewdy alias Plary: a Cistercian Nunnery Reconsidered", in Eolas: The Journal for the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies Vol. 8:1 (2015), 135-41.
"Family and Finances in Fifteenth-Century Dublin" in History Ireland Vol. 22:3 (May/June 2014), 16-19.
HIST 212: The High Middle Ages
A study of the 12th-century renaissance, the development of both monastic and scholastic cultures, the rise of nation states, the conflicts of church and state, the rise and decline of the papacy, the impact of the new religious orders, the social and economic developments of Europe from the rise of cities to the great era of international trade. Readings are in primary sources. Not offered on a regular basis
HIST 240: S/St Eur Hist:Body Matters
A study of a particular topic in European history. Topics could be defined either by time or space: the history of Spain, the scientific revolution, liberation movements, and the Baltic states are possible areas that might be offered. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Not offered on a regular basis
HIST 440: AS-EurHis:Medievalism-Mod Iden
This course focuses on an in-depth study of a particular topic in European history. Topics could be defined either by time or space: the history of Spain, the scientific revolution, liberation movements, and the Baltic states are possible areas that might be offered. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisite: HIST 302 (HIST 301 also recommended). Not offered on a regular basis