• Basic Information
  • Awards & Honors
  • Publications
  • Areas of Interest

Diane Mockridge

Professor of History

[email protected]
Office: East 313

Basic Information


  • M.A. and Ph.D. in History | Duke University
  • B.A. in Medieval Studies | The City College, New York City

Courses Taught

  • Catalyst 220: Trials and Tribulations: Re-creating Medieval and Early Modern Trials
  • History 101: Introduction to the Study of History
  • History 200: Maymester: The Albigensian Crusade (on-site in Southern France)
  • History 200: In Focus: Old Italy, New Italy (on-site in Rome)
  • History 214: Greek and Roman Society
  • History 210: Introduction to ARMS (Ancient, Renaissance and Medieval Studies)
  • History 220: Non-Conformity and Deviance in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
  • History 221: The Medieval World: Faith, Power, Order
  • History 222: The Uses of the Arthurian Legend
  • History 289: Playing in the Past: Understanding History through Interactive Games
  • History 300: Topics in Western Spirituality
  • History 330: Women and Family in Early Modern Europe
  • History 335: Renaissance Florence: Politics, Art, and Intellectual Life
  • History 490: Senior Seminar

Awards & Honors

  •  Senior Class Teaching Awards (2009 & 2014)
  • ACM FaCE grant (with Tom Sienkewicz and Tim Chasson) ; The Power of Place: Facing the Challenges of On-Site Teaching and Researching” 2012
  •  Curriculum Development Grants, Ripon College (1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005,2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2019)
  • “Living with Art in Renaissance and Baroque Europe,” Council of Independent Colleges' Summer Seminar, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia (2011)
  • Homer Across the Curriculum: The Iliad, Council of Independent Colleges' Summer Seminar, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C. (2006)
  •  ACM FaCE Grant, “Teaching Medieval Studies” (2006)
  •  Elected to executive board of TEAMS [The Consortium of the Teaching of the Middle Ages] (2004 – 2007)
  •  Elected to Chair, Program Committee of TEAMS [The Consortium of the Teaching of the Middle Ages] (2004 – 2007)
  •  James Underkofler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2003)
  • May Bumby Severy Award for outstanding undergraduate teaching (2000; 1989)
  •  History Department Scholarship, Duke University (1980-1982)
  • Summer Fellow, Medieval Academy of America’s Latin Paleography Seminar at Harvard University (1980)
  •  Medieval and Renaissance Studies Fellow, Duke University (1977-1980)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Centennial Medal for Outstanding Honors Paper, The City College


  • Review article, “Twice-Told Tales: Retelling the Lives of the Saints,” in History: Reviews of New Books, 43:1–4, 2015.
  • Afterward, “The Humanism of Janet Goodhue Smith,” in Chasson, Robert Timothy and Thomas J. Sienkewicz. The Power of Place: A Festschrift for Janet Goodhue Smith. Chicago: Associated Colleges of the Midwest, 2012.
  • Chapter (with Leslie Bessant and Deano Pape), “Introducing the Liberal Arts through a Multi-Layered First-Year Studies Program,” in Jean M. Henscheid (ed.), Integrating the First-Year Experience: The Role of First-Year Seminars in Learning Communities, Monograph No. 39 (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2004): 85-93.
  • Book review of Robert Bartlett’s The Hanged Man: A Story of Miracle, Memory, and Colonialism in the Middle Ages in History: Reviews of New Books 33, 1 (Fall 2004): 24.
  • Review article in Method &Theory in the Study of Religion 7, 1 (1995): 89-93.
  • Book review of Thomas Head’s Hagiography and the Cult of Saints: The Diocese of Orleans, 800-1200 in Journal of the American Academy of Religion 60, 2 (Summer, 1992): 338-341.
  • Chapter, “Marital Imagery in Six Late Twelfth- and Early Thirteenth-Century Vitae of Female Saints,” in Lynda Coon et al., That Gentle Strength: Historical Perspectives on Women in Christianity (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1990): 60-78.
  • Article, “Medieval Mini-Seminars for Freshmen and Sophomores: ‘King Arthur and Legendary History’ and ‘Courtly Love: Fact or Fiction?’ Teaching the Middle Ages IV (1990): 105-114.
  • Book review of William Chester Jordan’s From Servitude to Freedom: Manumission in the Senonais in the Thirteenth Century in Alumni Magazine (June 1986).
  • Article, “The Order of the Texts in the Bodley 34 Manuscript: The Function of Repetition and Recall in a Manuscript Addressed to Nuns,” Proceedings of the Illinois Medieval Association 3 (1986): 207-218.

Areas of Interest

  • Medieval hagiography
  • Women and family in medieval and Renaissance Europe