Wesleyan portrait of Jesse Wayne Torgerson

Jesse Wayne Torgerson

Associate Professor of Letters

Boger Hall, 322

Chair, College of Letters

Associate Professor, Medieval Studies

Associate Professor, History


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BA Biola University
MA University of California, Berkeley
PHD University of California, Berkeley

Jesse Wayne Torgerson

... is happy to chat with anyone at my drop-in appointments. More information on my website. I study & teach socio-cultural exchanges & interactions during the Middle Ages all around the Mediterranean basin and across Europe. My research focuses on the East Roman Empire (see: free e-book from Brill on a ninth-century chronography as a manifesto for revolt against the emperor). My lectures (Publish Your Data!) and writing (Historical Practice in the Era of Digital History) address practices & methods of history. My collaborations with colleagues & students originate in the Travelers Lab (e.g. see: on Constantinople as (Pixelated) Palimpsest with project here and a--free to reuse!--three-week bilingual AP World History unit). Please visit, reach out, connect, and collaborate!

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Office Hours

Rm 322, Boger Hall
Open Drop-in Schedule updated weekly; please click HERE to schedule


Fall 2024
COL 221 - 01
Revolutionary Lives

COL 375 - 01
Advanced Research: T-Lab