Christopher Freeman

Social Science

Office: T-313 Tainter Hall
Phone: 715/232-2293


Ph.D. History
Dissertation Title: The Figure of a Hero: Reading Metaphor in the “New History” of the Twelfth Century.

M.A.    History, University of Minnesota, 2003.

B.A.     History, Ripon College, 1993.

Research interests

Intellectual history of the medieval and ancient worlds
Identity formation and power in cross-cultural perspectives
Sexuality and gender in the literary-critical tradition
Literary representation and language practice

Scholarly Publications 

Book Review of “Teaching Writing, Learning to Write: Proceedings of the XVIth Colloquium of the Comité International de Paléographie Latine,” edited by P.R. Robinson.  History of Education, October 2012. 

Conference Presentations

Josephus, the Bellum Judaicum, and the Holy Landscape at the time of the First Crusade,” presented at the 2013 Medieval and Renaissance Forum at Plymouth State University. 

“The Prophecy of Life: Baudri of Bourgeuil‘s History of the First Crusade,” presented at the 2012 Medieval and Renaissance Forum at Plymouth State University.

“Democracy is not a Marketplace,” presented at the 2012 A Social Science Conference on Participatory Democracy at University of Wisconsin Stout. Mystical Attraction: the Ovidian Physics of Hildegard’s Spiritual Journey,” presented at the 2011 Medieval and Renaissance Forum at Plymouth State University.

Article Submitted for Publication

"Who Killed Latin?: Reassessing the Real and the Romantic In Francia Occidentali," French Historical Studies.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Applied Social Sciences
  • History of Ideas in the Twentieth Century
  • Modern World History
  • Western Civilization I
  • Western Civilization II
  • Latin American History
  • Early American History

Curriculum Vitae