Ann Zimo

Phone: (603) 862-1229
Office: Classics, Humanities, & Italian Studies, Murkland Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Ann Zimo

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.


  • 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

Courses Taught

  • HUMA 401: Introduction to Humanities
  • HUMA 401W: Introduction to Humanities
  • HUMA 444F: Hon/Travelrs in Premodrn World
  • HUMA 510C: Ancient World
  • HUMA 511B: Medieval World (The Crusades)
  • HUMA 513B: Global Humanities
  • HUMA 526: Humanities and Science

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