Vicki Szabo

Department of History
Creighton Sossomon Associate Professor

Phone: 828-227-3911
Office Address: McKee Building 206C


Dr. Szabo received her Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Cornell University. Her research interests center on the medieval North Atlantic, the history of whaling, and environmental history. Her research has been supported by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and of London, the Fulbright Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has several research projects underway on Viking Age whaling, including a major project on cetacean osteoarchaeology. She published Monstrous Fishes and the Mead-Dark Sea: Whaling in the Medieval North Atlantic (Brill) in 2008. She also is skilled in the art of trebuchet construction.

Courses Taught:

  • History 182: “Ancient Empires”
  • History 221: “European History to 1648”
  • History 311: “Ancient Greece and Rome”
  • History 312: “ The Heroic Age: Early Medieval Europe”
  • History 313: “ The High Middle Ages”
  • History 421 / 521: “Romans, Christians, Barbarians”
  • History 493: “Sex and Gender in Pre-Modern Europe”
  • History  493: “ World Wars, Ancient and Modern” (3-week course, team-taught w/ Dr. Dorondo)

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