A Site Devoted to History, Monasticism, the Arts and Other Educational Resources


Currently Vice President for Academic Affairs at Rivier University

Professor of History

402 South Main Street

Nashua, New Hampshire 03064


Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Academic Programs

CUNY-The College of Staten Island

2800 Victory Blvd. 

Staten Island, New York 10314

Welcome to my web site, featuring a wealth of materials on history, monasticism, and the arts produced for my courses over the last twenty years as a Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies in Georgia.   After a hiatus following my move to CUNY in New York City and later to Rivier University in New Hampshire, many of these materials are now back on the web and others will soon follow.  Here they can have a permanent home with unlimited space and stable URLS no matter where I work! If you want to know more about my professional qualifications, see my c.v.  

Course Materials

Medieval Monasticism

Virtual Tours of Historic Sites

The Worild Civiliation Virtual Library

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

The Medieval World in Film

Women in the Ancient and Medieval Periods

Intellectural and Cutlrual History of Europe to 1550 C.E. 

Intellectual and Cultural History of Europe from 1550 C.E. 

The Fine and Applied Arts in Civilization

The Heroic Quest

Global Issues

Explorations in Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning, a project undertaken as a Carnegie Scholar


Dr. Deborah Vess