Dr. Erika Lauren Lindgren

Assistant Professor of History

  314 Luther Hall, History Department, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA  50677

  (319) 352-8201  Fax (319) 352-8213

  erika.lindgren@wartburg.edu

  Winter 2012 Office Hours: MWF 10:45-11:45 am and by appointment 

 

     

At Wartburg College, I teach courses on western, ancient, and medieval civilizations, non-US women's history, art history, various aspect of pre-modern world history, as well as the first year and second year Inquiry Studies courses and an interdisciplinary course on Food.

 

My Courses:

               Fall 2011                                                            Winter 2012

HI 101- Western Civilization I                                HI 102- Western Civilization II

ART 250- Early Through Gothic Art History                HI/WS 282- Women in Early World History

ID 345- Food                                                       HI 311- Ancient Civilization

                                                                         HI 461- Historiography

 

            May 2011    HI 212- Castles and Cathedrals  May Term in England and Wales  Click here for more photos

                 Class at Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire

 

            Fall 2010                                                                    Winter 2011

HI 101- Western Civilization I                                HI 211- Rise and Fall of Early Empires

ART 250- Early Through Gothic Art History                HI 312- Medieval History

IS 101-04- Vampires, Slayers                                 IS 201- Women's Voices/Women's Lives

            and the Study of Popular Culture                GM 212- Medieval England

 

             May 2010    HI 231 Hollywood History

 

            Fall 2009                                                            Winter 2010

HI 101 - Western Civilization I                             HI 311- Ancient Civilization

ART 250- Early Through Gothic Art History             HI 282- Venus, Virgin, and Venerable Mother

IS 101-04- Lessons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer        (Women in Early World History)

 

            May 2009    HI 212- Castles and Cathedrals   May Term in England and Wales

  Class at Avebury Henge, the largest prehistoric stone circle in England.

 

              Fall 2008                                                           Winter 2009                                                   

HI 101 - Western Civilization I                           HI 211- Rise and Fall of Early Empires           

ART 250- Early Through Gothic Art History            HI 312-  Medieval Civilization                                 

IS 101-04- Lessons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer    IS 201-03- Women's Voices/Women's Lives  

                                                                     GM 212- Medieval England

 

              May 2008   HI 231- Hollywood History

 

                Fall 2007                                                            Winter 2008                                                

HI 101 - Western Civilization I                           HI 211- Rise and Fall of Early Empires           

ART 250- Early Through Gothic Art History            HI 311-Ancient Civilizations                                    

IS 101-04- Lessons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer    IS 101-04- Lessons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

            

            May 2007- HI 282- Venus, the Virgin, and the Venerable Mother

 

                  Fall 2006                                                                               Winter 2007                                                                  

HI 101 - Western Civilization I                        HI 102- Western Civilization 2                             

HI 312 - Medieval Civilization                         HI 295- Special Topics: 12th c. Europe               

IS 101-04 - People and Their Buildings            IS 101-04- People and Their Buildings

 

About My Research

By training I am a historian of the European Middle Ages.  My research interests focus on issues of gender, religion, and art.  My book, Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany (2008), appears in Columbia University Press's Gutenberg-e series.  I am currently trying to answer the question of why there were so many female Dominicans in thirteenth-century Germany.  I am also writing an article on medievalism in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

 

Some of My Favorite Links

Internet Medieval Sourcebook Online primary sources.

Viking Quest Try you hand at being a successful Viking (at the BBC website)

Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association

 

Background

B. A. with Honors in Medieval Studies, Mount Holyoke College 1989

M.A. in History, Binghamton University [formerly SUNY-Binghamton] 1992

Ph.D. in History, University of Iowa 2001

DAAD Fellowship in Freiburg, Germany 1996-1998

 

I have also taught at Duke University (where I was a post-doctoral fellow), Kutztown University [PA], Wabash College [IN], Wright State University [OH], and the University of Arizona.