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: Intro Humanities/Zombies
  • HUMA 444: Hon/Travelers in Premod World
  • HUMA 510: Ancient World
  • HUMA 511: Medieval World (The Crusades)
  • HUMA 526: Humanities and Science

Selected Publications

Zimo, A. E. (2018). Baybars, naval power and Mamlūk psychological warfare against the Franks. Al-Masāq, 30(3), 304-316. doi:10.1080/09503110.2018.1522918