Assistant Professor of History
Dauphin Humanities Center 201
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 2008
M.A. University of Wisconsin, 2001
B.A. Quincy University, 1999
HIS 105: World History I
HIS 106: World History II
HIS 344: The Modern Middle East
HIS 339: The Central Islamic Lands, 500-1700
HIS 490: The Indian Ocean
“Tribal Networks and Empire in Early 9th Century Mosul,” paper presented at Middle East Studies Association, December 2, 2011, Washington, D.C.
“Kazimah in the 6th and 7th Centuries CE: Resources and Society as Reflected in the Literary Sources,” paper presented at the Seminar for Arabian Studies, July 28, 2011, London, U.K.
“Developments in Arab Tribal Identity in Early Islamic Basra: The Case of al-Azd,” paper presented at Middle East Studies Association, November 21, 2010, San Diego, California.
“’Uman and Bahrayn in Late Antiquity: the Sasanians’ Arabian Periphery,” paper presented at the Seminar for Arabian Studies, July 22, 2010, London, U.K.
“The Azdi Dominance of Mosul: Tribal Networks in the Early Ninth Century,” paper presented at University of Wisconsin-Madison/Michigan State University Conference on Middle East Studies, May 8, 2010, Madison, Wisconsin.
“Eastern Arabia in the Sasanian Period: New Perspectives,” paper presented at the Middle East Studies Association, November 24, 2008, Washington, D.C.
“The Azd Migrations Reconsidered: Narratives of ‘Amr Muzayqiya and Malik b. Fahm in Historiographic Context,” paper presented at the Seminar for Arabian Studies, July 21, 2007, London, U.K.
“The Sources on the Fitna of Mas’ud b. ‘Amr and Their Usefulness for Basran Tribal History,” poster presentation, Seminar for Arabian Studies, July 27-29, 2006, London, U.K.
“Religious Minorities in the Arab World,” roundtable participant, “Change in the Middle East” conference, March 26, 2006, Madison, Wisconsin.
“Comments on the Summer 2005 Anti-Mubarak Protests in Cairo,” informal presentation for UW Middle East Studies brown-bag series, October 24, 2005, Madison, Wisconsin.
“Kazimah Remembered: Historical Traditions of an Early Islamic Settlement by Kuwait Bay,” accepted for publication in roceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 42.
“Oman and Bahrain in Late Antiquity: the Sasanians’ Arabian Periphery,” Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 41 (2011): 377-86.
“Kadhima in Historical Sources,” in “The Kadhima Project: Investigating an Early Islamic Settlement and Landscape on Kuwait Bay (poster),” co-authors Derek Kennet, Andrew Blair, and Sultan al-Duwish, Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 41 (2011): 161-72.
“Historicizing Arab Blogs: Reflections on the transmission of ideas and information in Middle Eastern history,” Arab Media & Society 8 (Spring 2009). (invited essay)
“The Azd Migrations Reconsidered: ‘Amr Muzayqiya and Malik b. Fahm in Historiographic Context,” Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 38 (2008): 311-8.
Tea and History with Dr. Betty Dessants, Monday, Apr. 11, 2-2:30 pm, DHC Fishbowl
On Monday, April 11, 2016, from 2-2:30 pm in the DHC Fishbowl, the History/Philosophy Department and the Shippensburg University Women in History Network will be hosting a Russian Tea with Dr. Betty Dessants, Shippensburg University Professor of History. Dr. Dessants will be discussing how she became interested in history, her challenges, observations, and career as a professional historian. Come join us for tea and great conversation with Dr. Dessants!
A View from the History Classroom: A Talk with Mr. Chris Pavone, Monday, Apr. 11, 7:30 pm DHC 205
The History Alumni Mentoring Network & the History/Philosophy Department are proud to welcome back to campus Mr. Chris
Pavone,a recent graduate of the department who is now teaching social studies at Waynesboro Area Senior High School. He will be sharing about his experiences at Ship in the history education program, and his journey from the campus to the high school classroom. The talk will be Monday, April 11 at 7:30 pm in Dauphin Humanities Center 205.
Department Spring Newsletter is Now Available!
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Join us for the SU History Club meeting every Monday this Spring Semester
Location: Dauphin Humanities (DHC) 205
For more information, contact History Club President: Tyler Newcomer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org