Peter Burkholder

Peter Burkholder

Professor of History, Department of Social Sciences and History



  • Medieval Warfare
  • Medieval Religion
  • Medieval Film
  • Black Death
  • The Military Revolution
  • Roman Republic & Empire
  • Historical Methods


  • Cinematic portrayals of history
  • History and general pedagogy
  • Military history
  • Public perceptions of history


  • PhD, History, University of Minnesota
  • MA, History of Science and Technology, University of Toronto
  • MA, History, University of Minnesota
  • BA, Mathematics and French, University of Minnesota

Academic Profile

Professor Burkholder is trained as a pre-modernist, though his research and teaching interests range widely. He serves on several editorial and national advisory boards, and he is the recipient of numerous institutional and national-level awards. These include FDU’s Distinguished Faculty Awards for both teaching and research, as well as the American Historical Association’s Gilbert Award for the best study on teaching the past. He is also co-director of a major study of public views of the past, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, please visit Prof. Burkholder’s website.

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