Betty J. Bruther, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of History
(317) 955-6703
Marian Hall, room 308

Betty Bruther has a M.A. and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Notre Dame du Lac, specializing in Western and Central European medieval history. She also has a M.A. in modern European history from Indiana University-Bloomington, and a Bachelor of Arts in History with honors from Indiana University-Bloomington. Dr. Bruther’s Ph.D. dissertation focused on women, property, power, and the state in medieval England, 1154-1227. Her undergraduate honors thesis told the story of the Warsaw ghetto uprising in World War Two. 

Research interests

  • Crime
  • Policing and Prison History
  • Gender History
  • European and Asian Military History
  • Mongol World Empire
  • Irish History

Courses taught

  • HIS 380 When Asian Empires Ruled the World, 1200-1800
  • HIS 380 Being a Queen: Gendered Power, 500-1800
  • HIS 102 Modern World History Survey
  • HIS 207 European History: Enlightenment to Present
  • HIS 216 American History for Elementary Teachers
  • HIS 301 Historical Research
  • HIS 337 The Era of World War One, 1870-1936
  • HIS 341 Europe and Russia in the Middle Ages, c. 800-1500 The Crusades
  • HIS 351 Europe in the Renaissance and Reformation, 1400-1600
  • HIS 440 Empire and Nation: Colonialism and Post-Colonialism
  • HIS 490 Senior Seminar
  • Hon 380 Of Women and Monsters: Gender(ed) Violence
  • Hon 380 Indigenous Peoples of Australia and New Zealand
  • Hon 380 Revolutionaries of the Fin de Siècle
  • Hon 380 Roman History and Shakespeare
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