John Kitchen, PhD, MA, BA

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - History, Classics, & Religion Dept


Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - History, Classics, & Religion Dept
(780) 492-3063
2-16 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4



Various publications in medieval religion


Courses that have been taught range from introductory surveys of medieval Europe to seminars treating methods and theories in the study of medieval religion. Areas of teaching competence include Western Christianity in Late Antiquity and the High Middle Ages, the lives of saints and their cults, contemporary approaches to medieval texts, medieval Latin and the philosophy of history.  


Available for graduate supervision.


HIST 207 - From Constantine to the Cathedral: Europe in the Middle Ages

A survey of Europe from the fourth to the thirteenth century.

HIST 272 - Religion in History

A study of a religious tradition(s), its teachings and rituals, along with its function in a specific historical setting, including its role in conditioning and reflecting a particular society and culture.

HIST 303 - Saints and Medieval Christianity

Beginning with the early Christian background, this course treats the various forms of sanctity (martyrs, monks and clerics) that appeared in medieval Europe, along with the social functions that the cult of the saints fulfilled in the world of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.

HIST 403 - Topics in Medieval European History

Prerequisite: 3 units in HIST at the 300-level or consent of Department.

HIST 614 - Topics in the History of Medieval and Early Modern Europe

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