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Dr. Gary Gibbs


Department: History
Office: 104 Bank Building



Dr. Gibbs earned his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Florida, and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. 

Research & Teaching Interests

Dr. Gibbs' teaching fields include medieval and early modern European History, British History, South Asia, and World History (early modern). His main research areas focus on society and religion in Tudor England.


He is also a bad guitar player.


Five Parishes in Late Medieval and Tudor London: Communities and Reforms. Microhistories. London: Routledge, 2019.

The Parish in English Life, 1400-1600. Ed. Katherine L. French, Gary G. Gibbs, & Beat A. Kümin. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1997.

Recent Publications

Taking the Temperature of Early Modern Studies. Ed. Gary G. Gibbs and Merry Wiesner-Hanks. A special edition of The Sixteenth Century Journal 50/1 (Spring 2019).

Co-Guest Editor of the Forum, “India: Teaching and Research in a Time of Pandemic,” with Whitney A.M. Leeson: 74 pp; co-author of Power, Gender, and Identity: The Pedagogical Potential of Indian Films on the North American College Campus,” with Meeta Mehrotra, World History Connection, 19, 2 (2022): 15 pp.


The Poor, the Pious, and the Privileged: Toward a Social and Cultural Topography of Parish Participation in Late Medieval London,” with Katherine L. French. In The Urban Church in Late Medieval England: Essays from the 2017 Harlaxton Symposium Held in Honour of Clive Burgess. Ed. David Harry and Christian Steer. Harlaxton Medieval Studies 29. Donnington: Shaun Tyas, 2019: 380-96.


“London’s Goldsmiths and the Cult of St. Dunstan, ca. 1330-1530.” In Saints as Intercessors between the Wealthy and the Divine: Art and Hagiography among the Medieval Merchant Classes. Ed. Cynthia Turner Camp and Emily Kelley. Sanctity in Global Perspectives. London: Routledge, 2019: 179-203.


Teaching about Nation and Nationalism in a Survey of South Asia,” The Sixteenth Century Journal 49/2 (2018): 441-46.


“The Queen’s Easter Pardons, 1554: ancient customs and the gift of Thucydides.” In The Birth of a Queen; Essays on the Quincentenary of Mary I. Ed. Sarah Duncan and Valerie Schutte. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016: 113-33.