Brian Hale

Brian Hale

Title: Professor Emeritus


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison
M.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison
B.A., Carthage College; University of Munich, Germany



Courses Taught

HIST 101 - World History to 1500
HIST 102 - World History since 1500
HIST 106 - Medieval History
HIST 176 - United States to 1877
HIST 177 - United States since 1877
HIST 206 - Medicine in World History
HIST 309 - Topics in Medieval History
  • War and Society in the Middle Ages
  • Society and Culture in the Middle Ages
  • Religion in the Middle Ages
  • Knights and Samurai
  • The Crusades
HIST 315 - Topics in Global and Comparative History
  • The Crusades
  • The Reformation
  • The Renaissance
HIST 399 - Special Work
  • Luther and the Reformation
  • Luther and Anti-Semitism
  • The Western Legal Tradition

Select Publications

  • Brian J. Hale, "Anna of Saxony and Her Library," Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 9/1 (Fall 2014): 101-114.​

  • Brian J. Hale, review of Paper Memory. A Sixteenth-Century Townsman Writes His World, by Matthew Lundin, The Historian, Vol. 76/2 (Summer 2014): 413-414.

  • Brian J. Hale, "review of Witchcraft and Inquisition in Early Modern Venice by Jonathan Seitz," The Sixteenth Century Journal. The Journal of Early Modern Studies 44/2 (Summer 2013): 492-493.

  • Brian J. Hale, review of Remembering the Crusades.  Myth, Image, and Identity, edited by Nicholas Paul and Suzanne Yeager, Journal of Military History 76.4 (October 2012): 1232-1233.

  • Brian J. Hale, review of The Debate on the Crusades by Christopher Tyerman, Journal of Military History 76.2 (April 2012): 560-562.

  • Brian J. Hale, "Review Essay: Recent Literature on the Crusades," The Journal of Military History, Vol. 75/4 (October 2011):1225-1272.

  • Brian J. Hale, review of Die vorderoesterreichischen Montanregionen in der Fruehen Neuzeit, by Angelika Westermann, The Sixteenth Century Journal.  The Journal of Early Modern Studies 42/4 (Summer 2011):  608-610.

  • Brian J. Hale, review of The Negotiated Reformation: Imperial Cities and the Politics of Urban Reform, 1525-1550, by Christopher W. Close, German Studies Review 54/1 (February 2011): 162-164.

  • Brian J. Hale, review of Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades, by Jonathan Phillips, Journal of Military History 74.3 (July 2010): 910-911.


  • "Female Literacy in the Early Modern World: Anna of Saxony and Her Library," presented at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 26, 2012.

  • "In Memoriam Robert M. Kingdon:  Wettin Women and Their Marriages in the Sixteenth Century," presented at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, October 29, 2011.

  • "Four Wettin Women and the Reformations: Relationships and Religion in Eastern Central Germany," presented at the German Studies Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference, Oakland, California, October 8, 2010.

Honors and Awards

  • University Excellence for Teaching, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point - 2002 

Advising and Mentoring

  •  Faculty Advisor

    • History Club
    • Phi Alpha Theta
    • Phi Omega
  • May Roach Hall Faculty Mentor

  • Hmong/Southeast Asian-American Scholarship Committee

Professional Affiliations

  • American Historical Association (AHA)
  • Conference Group of Central European History (Link)
  • German Studies Association (GSA)
  • Medieval Academy of America (MMA)
  • Phi Alpha Theta (F?T)
  • Renaissance Society of America (RSA)
  • Sixteenth Century Studies Conference (SCSC)
  • Society for Reformation Research (SRR)

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