Vicki Szabo

Department of History
Associate Professor

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


Dr. Szabo received her Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Cornell University. Her teaching fields including ancient Greece and Rome, Late Antiquity, early and high medieval Europe, and environmental history. Her research interests center on the medieval North Atlantic, maritime history and marine mammal exploitation, environmental history and archaeological applications of 3D technologies. 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 published Monstrous Fishes and the Mead-Dark Sea: Whaling in the Medieval North Atlantic (Brill) in 2008, and is currently working on a major interdisciplinary project on marine mammal exploitation in medieval Iceland. She co-directs the Arts and Sciences 3D Research Lab with Dr. Jane Eastman (email: She also is skilled in the art of trebuchet construction.

  • History 182: “Ancient Empires”
  • History 221: “European History to 1517”
  • History 308: “Rome”
  • 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 621: “Environmental History”

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