Dr. Mark Singer

Associate Professor of History

Office: Main 202D
Email: mark.singer@minotstateu.edu
Phone: (701) 858-3134
- Curriculum Vitae

A.A.S. in Media Communications, Tarrant County College, 1993
B.S. in History, Western New Mexico University, 2004
M.A. and Ph.D. in History, University of Missouri, 2012

I am an historian of European Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and I teach ancient, medieval, and early modern European and world history. My historical research focuses on early medieval Northern Europe and issues of conversion, Christianization, and cultural change, while my broader interests engage questions of religion, social structure, and cultural hegemony and transmission. I have a particular interest in medieval manuscript studies and am currently examining performance markings in pre-eleventh-century gospel manuscripts.

I am the designer and editor of the OER Primary Source Reader for World Civilizations I, a project sponsored by North Dakota University System grants since 2018, and I was the 2020–2021 recipient of the Minot State University Board of Regents Faculty Recognition Award for Excellence in Teaching. I also am the chair of the Minot State University Diversity Council.

“Reflecting on the Dead: Productive Relations and Changing Burial Practices in Early Medieval England.” Enarratio: Publications of the Medieval Association of the Midwest 23 (forthcoming, 2021).

Review of Saint Aldhelm’s Riddles, translated by A.M. Juster. Journal of Folklore Research (8 December 2016), http://www.jfr.indiana.edu/review.php?id=2054.

“An Early English Plenary Missal: the Flyleaves of MS Bodley 386.” Manuscripta 57:1 (2013). doi:10.1484/J.MSS.1.103474

(Photo: A selfie taken in front of the remains of the medieval town wall in the garden of New College, Oxford, June 2018.)