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Jobin, Nicole V Senior Instructor


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research overview

  • Dr. Jobin's early research concerns the economic and social role of monastic and cathedral institutions in Medieval and Early Modern Genoa, Italy. Her study of these institutions has revealed connections between agrarian contract forms and developing commercial contracts during the period known as the commercial revolution between 1000 and 1350, the way monastic institutions specifically engaged with women landholders in ways that are different from their male counterparts, and the role monastic and cathedral institutions have had on shaping attitudes and practices towards the medieval and early modern environment of Genoa. Her current research is centered on the undergraduate first-year learning experience, and pedagogical techniques to enhance critical thinking through object-based learning and the use of historical primary source materials.


  • social and economic history, italy and the mediterranean, the role of monastics in the process of urbanization, development of commercial land markets, women's roles in the medieval and early modern commercial land market of Genoa, pedagogy - history and the use of primary sources with undergraduates, pedagogy, first-year education


courses taught

  • HIST 1012 - Empire, Revolution and Global War: European History Since 1600
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Examines the history of modern Europe from 1600. Topics may include religious conflict, absolutism, the Scientific Revolution, the global impact of European colonialism and imperialism, the Enlightenment, the French and Industrial Revolutions, and the emergence of romanticism, nationalism, liberalism, socialism and modernism. Concludes by analyzing World War I and II, communist and fascist totalitarianisms, decolonization and the Cold War. Formerly HIST 1020
  • HIST 4212 - The Age of Religious Wars: Reformation Europe,1500-1648
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Traces the history of Europe from the end of the Hundred Years War through the Thirty Years War. During this period Europe experienced tremendous changes including emerging religious heresies, the advent of the Spanish Inquisition, violent civil wars, the witch craze, and the Thirty Years War, a precursor to the World Wars of the 20th century. Recommended prerequisite: HIST 1011 or HIST 1113.


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