Ann Zimo

Ann Zimo

Office: Classics, Humanities, & Italian Studies, Murkland Hall, Durham, NH 03824

I am a historian of the Middle Ages with a particular interest in cultural interaction and exchange. I am fascinated by moments of encounter between different cultures, especially in the premodern world. My work focuses on the society of the crusader states and contributes to our understanding of the crusades writ large as well as Mediterranean Studies.

Courses Taught

  • HUMA 401W: Introduction to Humanities
  • HUMA 444F: Travelers in Premodern World
  • HUMA 510C: Ancient Humanities
  • HUMA 511C: Medieval Humanities
  • HUMA 512B: Modern Humanities
  • HUMA 513B: Global Humanities
  • HUMA 514B: Space, Place, & Environment
  • HUMA 526: Humanities and Science


  • Ph.D., History, University of Minnesota
  • M.A., Cardiff University
  • B.A., University of Chicago

Research Interests

  • Crusades
  • Cultural Identity
  • European History
  • Medieval Europe
  • Medieval History
  • Medieval Middle East
  • Medieval Studies
  • Military History
  • Non-Western History
  • Religious Studies
  • Social History
  • The Crusader States
  • World History

Selected Publications

  • De Lucia, L., Lomuto, S., DeAngelo, J., Roland, M., Otaño Gracia, N. I., Wolverton, L., . . . Seal, S. K. (2020). Rethinking Medieval Margins and Marginality. A. Zimo, T. D. Vann Sprecher, K. Reyerson, & D. Blumenthal (Eds.), London: Routledge.

  • Zimo, A. E. (2018). Baybars, naval power and Mamluk psychological warfare against the Franks. AL-MASAQ-JOURNAL OF THE MEDIEVAL MEDITERRANEAN, 30(3), 304-316. doi:10.1080/09503110.2018.1522918