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Kevin Uhalde

Kevin Uhalde

Bentley Annex 403
(740) 593-0220

Kevin Uhalde received his Ph.D. in History and the Program in the Ancient World at Princeton University (1999), and his B.A. in History and Classical Civilization from Mary Washington College (1993). He has published or delivered scholarly papers on topics ranging from medieval ovens to medieval penance, from dark age coinage to dark age bishops, and from the spoken language of the Basques (his paternal ancestors) to the formulaic language of ancient oaths. His first book, Expectations of Justice in the Age of Augustine (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007) represents his ongoing interest in how intellectuals, including religious professionals, handled the ordinary failures of society. His current research focuses on late Roman justice and early popes as scholars. He also is writing a book tentatively entitled Penance and Repentance in Christian Antiquity.

Professor Uhalde has received an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies and, most recently, a Rome Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. He teaches courses on Europe and the Mediterranean region during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, including early and medieval Christianity, and has directed and taught in Ohio University's Fall Program in Rome. He has served on Faculty Senate and two years as president of Ohio University’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors.


  • Ph.D. at Princeton University (1999)


  • Justice in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages


  • Fellow, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Post-Doctoral Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome, 2006-07
  • Fellow, Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Junior Faculty, American Council of Learned Societies, 2003
  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, 2002-03 (declined)


  • Cas 111: Tradition & Inquiry in the Classical World
  • Hist 122: Western Heritage: Medieval Legacy
  • Hist 301J: Historical Research & Writing
  • Hist 330: History through Film
  • Hist 353A: Barbarian West 400-1000
  • Hist 354A/554A: History of Early Christianity
  • Hist 354C: Medieval Christianity: Church & Society
  • Hist 453E: Medieval Rome: Piety & Power



Uhalde, Kevin. 2007. Expectations of Justice in the Age of Augustine. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Articles & Chapters

Uhalde, Kevin. Forthcoming 2010. "The Sinful Subject: Doing Penance in Rome," Studia Patristica.

Uhalde, Kevin. Forthcoming 2010. "Justice and Equality," in The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity, ed. S. Johnson. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Uhalde, Kevin. 2009. "Pope Leo I on Power and Failure," Catholic Historical Review 95(4): 671-88.

Uhalde, Kevin. 2008. "Juridical Administration in the Church and Pastoral Care in Late Antiquity," in A New History of Penance, ed. A. Firey. Leiden: Brill. Pp. 97-120.

Uhalde, Kevin. 2001. "Quasi-Imperial Coinage and the Administration of Merovingian Provence," in Society and Culture in Late Antique Gaul: Revisiting the Sources, ed. R. W. Mathisen, D. Shanzer. Aldershot, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Variorum. Pp. 134-65.

Uhalde, Kevin. 1999. "Proof and Reproof: The Judicial Component of Episcopal Confrontation," Early Medieval Europe 8: 1-11.





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