Ellen E. Joyce
Associate Professor of HistoryEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 608-363-2384 Office: Room 203, Morse-Ingersoll Hall
I teach medieval history and a variety of courses that use digital tools to interpret the past. While my scholarly interests focus on religious history in the European Middle Ages, I’ve had the opportunity to develop courses on the history of medieval manuscripts, medieval maps,and the multicultural history of the Mediterranean from the fall of the Roman Empire through the time of Napoleon. I teach the department’s historical methods course in collaboration with the College Archivist so that students can do research using original documents from as early as the mid-nineteenth century (when the College was founded) and write papers about the history of women at the College, for example, or how Beloit participated in the Civil Rights era.
In the last few years I’ve begun to explore the potential of using digital technology to enhance my teaching. I served as a member of the advisory council for vHMML, an online resource for the study of medieval paleography and manuscripts (www.vhmml.org). I also received Beloit’s Phee Boon Kang prize for innovations in technology in 2014 in order to create a website that would allow students to transcribe nineteenth-century materials in the College Archives. More recently, I’ve added courses that use digital tools to build online exhibits of historic materials and to make interactive maps.