Steven Allen Epstein

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - History
Ahmanson-Murphy Distinguished Professor of Medieval History
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 3622
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590

Research Specialty

  • Medieval History


  • John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
  • Bellagio Residency
  • Resident in Medieval History, American Academy in Rome

Professional Memberships

  • American Historical Association
  • Medieval Academy of America
  • Renaissance society of America


  • Swarthmore College BA 1974 History and Biology
  • Cambridge MA 1980 Medieval History
  • Harvard University, PhD 1981 Medieval History

Why Study at the University of Kansas?

KU has an excellent track record in placing its graduates in teaching positions across the nation. The library holdings are excellent, and the Spencer collections are also exceptionally strong in this field.


Ph.D., History, Harvard University

M.A., History, Cambridge University

A.M., History, Harvard University

B.A., History, Cambridge University

B.A., History, Swarthmore College

High School Diploma, Passaic High School

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44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
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