Dr. Kathryn Jasper earned her doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley in History and Medieval Studies in 2012. She is Assistant Professor of History and Core Faculty of European Studies at Illinois State University. She serves as the co-Leader of the Latin Section in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Jasper contributed significantly to the development of the Classical Studies minor, and the European Studies Major and Minor at ISU. Jasper is also co-director of a summer study abroad program to Orvieto, Italy.
499Independent Research For The Master'S Thesis
490Readings -- Field Of Study
115Second-Year Latin (Part I)
300Senior Seminar In History
222The Middle Ages: 395-1100
291Undergraduate Teaching Experience In History
I study approaches to rural land tenure in religious houses during Late Antiquity and through the central Middle Ages, especially in northern Italy. I am also interested in how people communicated and disseminated ideas about land management. My background in archaeology affords me a unique perspective in terms of theory and praxis, and my current project incorporates both documentary and physical evidence. At present I am completing a book on the eleventh-century monastic congregation of Fonte Avellana, located in the Italian Marches, entitled Mapping a Monastic Network: Peter Damian and Fonte Avellana in the Eleventh Century.