Dr. Patrick Wadden

Dr. Patrick Wadden
Dr. Patrick Wadden
Associate Professor and Chair,
History

Meet Dr. Patrick Wadden

OF NOTE:
Received his B.A. at Trinity College in Dublin and his Master of Studies and Ph.D. from University of Oxford in England.

KNOWN FOR:
Exploring medieval history and the basic humanity we share with people from the medieval world.

WHEN NOT IN THE CLASSROOM, CAN OFTEN BE FOUND:
Researching and publishing works on the political, social and cultural history of early medieval Britain and Ireland, as well as Celtic Studies.

POPULAR QUOTE:
“Teaching is an opportunity to share my passion with students, and to help them discover their own. It is about giving them a chance to explore ideas and develop a better understanding of themselves and their place in the world. What could be more rewarding than that?”

Examples of the classes taught by Dr. Patrick Wadden:
  • An Introduction to the Middle Ages
  • Bede and his World
  • Historiography
  • The Crusades
  • History of the Benedictine Tradition
  • The Vikings
  • The History of Western Civilization I: to 1500
  • The History of Western Civilization II: since 1500
  • Beginners and Intermediate Latin
  • Leaders and Leadership in the Pre-Modern World
  • Eating and Drinking in Antiquity and the Middle Ages
  • D.Phil. Medieval History, University of Oxford, 2012
  • M.St. Historical Research (Medieval), University of Oxford, 2007
  • B.A. (Hons.) History and Political Science, Trinity College, Dublin, 2006
  • “Church, apostle and nation in early medieval Ireland”, Medieval Worlds: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Studies 5 (2017), 143–69.
  • “Dál Riata c.1000: genealogies and Irish Sea politics”, Scottish Historical Review 95:2 (October 2016), 164–81.
  • “The Frankish table of nations in Insular historiography”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 72 (2016), 1–31.
  • “Trácht Romra and the Northumbrian episode in Betha Adamnáin”, Ériu 62 (2012), 101–11.
  • The political, social and cultural history of early medieval Britain and Ireland
  • Celtic Studies.

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