Dr. Kathryne Beebe
Assistant Professor of History
Graduate Coordinator, Department of History Graduate Studies
Southeast Missouri State University

Office: Carnahan 311 B
Telephone: (573) 651-2763



Dr. Kathryne Beebe, originally from just south of Kansas City, has returned home to Missouri after almost ten years in the UK. Before joining Southeast in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of History and as Coordinator of the Graduate Program, Dr. Beebe was the VH Galbraith Teaching & Research Fellow at St. Hilda’s College at the University of Oxford. Prior to that, she studied at Pembroke College, Oxford; served as Junior Dean of Hertford College, Oxford; and was a Junior Research Fellow in History at Balliol College, Oxford. Her research interests include medieval pilgrimage, the history of the book, women’s history and the cultural history of spirituality. Her doctoral research centered on the readership and reception of the four Holy Land pilgrimage narratives written by the fifteenth-century Dominican, Felix Fabri. At present, Kathryne is engaged upon a project entitled "Holy Places and Holy Writ—Travel as Text in the Late Middle Ages", where she is investigating the connection between spiritual pilgrimage (for travelers who journeyed only in the imagination) and religious reform in medieval Europe.

Selected Publications

  • Review: The Itineraries of William Wey by Francis Davey, in the Bodleian Library Record 25/1
    (April 2012), pp. 12-15.
  • Review: Atlas of Medieval Europe by David Ditchburn, Simon MacLean, Angus MacKay, The English
    Historical Review
    , Vol. 125, No. 512 (February 2010), pp. 142-143.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Kent Library Endowment Fund Grant, Southeast Missouri State University, 2012.

  • VH Galbraith Teaching & Research Fellowship, St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, 2008-2010.

  • John Fell OUP Research Fund Grant, University of Oxford, 2007.

  • Junior Research Fellowship in History, Balliol College, University of Oxford, 2007-2008.

  • Vice Chancellor’s Fund Award, University of Oxford, 20042005.

  • Pembroke Senior Studentship, Pembroke College, University of Oxford, 2003–2004 & 2004–2005.

  • R.G. Collingwood Prize for Academic Excellence, Pembroke College, University of Oxford, 2004.

  • Board of the Oxford University History Faculty Arnold Fund Grant, 2003 & 2006.    

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