Wesleyan portrait of Jesse Wayne Torgerson

Jesse Wayne Torgerson

Associate Professor of Letters

Boger Hall, 322

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

... studies and teaches on exchange & interaction between the societies and cultures of Europe and the Mediterranean basin across the Middle Ages. He recently published (open access!) a revisionist account of the ninth-century history of the universe, the Chronographia of George the Synkellos and Theophanes, now understood as a manifesto for revolt against the emperor. His most recent article recounts collaborative work with Wesleyan students on the Constantinople as Palimpsest project. A forthcoming article proposes new terminology for the practice of history in the digital era. And, his course on Constantinople just produced a three-week bilingual World History unit on the medieval metropolis.
Please visit his website to connect with his digital history lab, and more teaching and research interests.


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Office Hours

Rm 322, Boger Hall
Student Open Office Hours updated weekly; please click HERE to schedule


Spring 2023
COL 221 - 01
Revolutionary Lives

COL 242 - 01
Sophomore Colloquium 2

Fall 2023
COL 150F - 03
Great Books Unbound (FYS)