958 Winter 2019 The Normans
Wednesday, 2:15–3:40, Jan. 30
Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center, Lake Anne
Instructor: Stephanie Campbell
During the 10th and 11th centuries, Normandy was Western Europe’s medieval melting pot, combining Viking, Frankish, and Saxon peoples. The Normans were known for their religious and military zeal, conquering territories throughout the Mediterranean and, perhaps most famously, their neighbors across the English Channel. This lecture will explore the Normans’ Viking roots, their conquests, and their role in the Crusades, along with their contributions to medieval culture and religion, many of which can still be felt today.
Stephanie Campbell attended the College of William & Mary, where she earned a BA in history and a second BA in medieval and Renaissance studies. She then attended Catholic University, where she earned an MA in history with a concentration in medieval history. Her special interests include the history of persecution, the Black Death, and the Carolingian Empire. She currently works as a full-time instructor at Northern Virginia Community College, where she teaches western civilization and world civilization classes and is the acting faculty advisor to the Loudoun Campus History Club.