Faculty

Karen Nicholas, Associate Professor Emeritus

Degrees:
Ph.D. in History, Brown University, 1972
AB in History, with Honor and with Distinction, Mount Holyoke College, 1966

Specialization:
Research: The nobility in the Low Countries, 1000-1300
Teaching: Classical and Medieval History

Courses Taught:
The West and the World to 1500
The Early Middle Ages
The High and Late Middle Ages
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Medieval England
Seminar in Medieval History

Significant Publications:
1999: "Countesses as Rulers in Flanders," in Theodore Evergates, ed., Aristocratic Women in Medieval France (Philadelphia, 1999).

1995: "Women as Rulers: Countesses Jeanne and Marguerite of Flanders, 1212-1280," in Theresa Vann, ed., Women of Power: Queens, Regents, and Potentates (Dallas, TX, Academia Press).

1994: "When Feudal Ideals Failed: Conflicts Between Lords and Vassals in the Low Countries, 1127-1296," in L. Purdon and C. Vitto, eds., The Rusted Hauberk: Feudal Ideal and Feudal Reality, published by the University Press of Florida.

1990: "The Role of Feudal Relationships in the Consolidation of Power in the Principalities of the Low Countries," in Law, Custom, and the Social Fabric in Medieval Europe, published by Western Michigan University Press.

Teaching Honors, Awards, Distinctions:
Faculty Summer Curriculum Development Grants, Oswego State University: 2000, 1999, 1997, 1995, and 1991.
Faculty Summer Research Grants, Oswego State University: 1998, 1994, 1989.
Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar, "Gothic in the Ile-de France," 1995.
Appointment by the New York Council for the Humanities to the Speakers in the Humanities Program on the topic, "Love and Marriage in the Middle Ages," 1993.
Participant, NEH Summer Institute, "New Perspectives on the Early Roman Empire," 1991.
Summer Stipend, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990.
Participant, NEH Summer Institute, "Christendom in the High Middle Ages," 1989.
Participant, NEH Summer Institute, "The Medieval Lyric," 1987.
Participant, NEH Summer Seminar, "Medieval European Feudalism," 1986.
Lecturer, NEH Summer Institute on the Renaissance of the Twelfth Century, Central Michigan University, 1985.
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship, 1969-1970.
NDEA Title IV Fellowship in History, Brown University, 1966-1969.
College Scholarships, Mount Holyoke College, 1962-1966