Thomas F.X. Noble


Andrew V. Tackes Professor

Graduate Program

Medieval History


Medieval; Mediterranean; Religious


B.A., Ohio University
M.A. and Ph.D., Michigan State University

Research and Teaching Interests

The city of Rome, the papacy, late antiquity, the Carolingians, the West and Byzantium


President (2014) of the American Society of Church History
NEH Fellow 2011-12
Won the 2011 Otto Gründler Book Prize for his work, "Images, Iconoclasm, and the Carolingians" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009)
Awarded the 2011 Charles Sheedy Prize for Excellence in Teaching
President (2012) of the American Catholic Historical Association

Select Publications

"The Rise of Europe in the Middle Ages," a blog post created from the course "The Foundations of Western Civilization," on

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