J. R. Webb

Assistant Professor of History
Bridgewater State University

jrwebb [at] bridgew.edu








Pontifical Institute of Medićval Studies, L.M.S. Licence in Medićval Studies (summa cum laude) 2012



Harvard University, Ph.D. in History 2008

Dissertation: “Cathedrals of Words: Bishops and the Deeds of their Predecessors in Lotharingia, 950-1100”

Committee: Michael McCormick (advisor), Thomas N. Bisson, Guy Philippart


Harvard University, A.M. in History 2003

General research fields: Late Antiquity/Early Middle Ages, High Middle Ages, Roman Empire, International Relations since 1815



University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A. in History (summa cum laude) 2000

Outstanding Graduate (Valedictorian), College of Arts & Sciences







Assistant Professor of History, Bridgewater State University 2012–


College Fellow and Lecturer on History, Harvard University 2011-2012


Mellon Fellow, Pontifical Institute of Medićval Studies, Toronto 2010-2011


Postdoctoral Fellow in Early Medieval Mediterranean Travel, Harvard University 2009


Lecturer on History, Harvard University 2008




Publications (link)




Recent Presentations


“Teacher training and the teaching license in the thirteenth-century university” (link)

The Arc of Teacher Education Conference – Bridgewater State University (March 2015)


“Digital humanities and medieval history”

Dean’s Colloquium – Bridgewater State University (February 2014)


“A tale of three cities: Hagiography and rivalry in Tongeren, Maastricht, and Ličge”

Medieval Academy of America – Annual meeting (Knoxville, TN) (April 2013)




Professional Associations


Medieval Academy of America (link)


Episcopus: Society for the study of episcopal power and culture in the middle ages (link)