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 twelfth- and thirteenth-century France. At Geneseo, she teaches courses on medieval and digital history, and is a Faculty Affiliate with the Center for Digital Learning.
Her writing has appeared in publications such as the Journal of Medieval Monastic History, Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique, and The Public Domain Review. Her co-edited edition of the thirteenth-century cartulary of Prémontré is forthcoming in 2022 with the Medieval Academy of America.
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.
Student Drop-In Hours (Fall 2021)
My office hours are 10-12 and 2-3, Wednesday. I’m also happy to meet virtually at other times—e-mail me to set up an appointment.
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)
"Spare No Scrap. A Piece of Binder’s Waste as Evidence for Institutional Development at the Abbey of Prémontré in the Thirteenth Century" in Revue d'Histoire Ecclésiastique, 116:1/2 (May/June, 2021), 5-31. Co-written with Heather Wacha.
"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 240: S/EurHist: Book Medieval Euro
A study of a particular topic in European history. Topics could be defined by time, space, or theme. Early modern Europe, the Mediterranean world, and imperialism are possible topics areas that might be offered.
HIST 440: AdStEurHist:Book&Book Cultures
This course focuses on an in-depth study of a particular topic in European history. Topics could be defined either by time, space or theme. The World Wars, nationalist movements, and the scientific revolution are possible topics areas that might be offered.
INTD 105: WrtgSem: Uses and Abuses
Writing Seminar is a course focusing on a specific topic while emphasizing writing practice and instruction, potentially taught by any member of the College faculty. Because this is primarily a course in writing, reading assignments will be briefer than in traditional topic courses, and students will prove their understanding of the subject matter through writing compositions rather than taking examinations.