Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Eric Bateman

Ph.D. Candidate
Medieval History



BA -- History -- University of Lethbridge, 2012
MA -- History -- Queenʼs University, 2014


My primary areas of interest are the Crusades and medieval religion, with a focus on Islam and Christianity. Under the supervision of Professor Adnan Husain, my doctoral work focuses on re-evaluating both Christian and Islamic Crusades chronicles to discover what neglected aspects of those texts can tell us about the experience of Muslim-Christian encounter. In particular, I am exploring the social practices of emotion and affect as a means of shedding new light on these much-studied sources. I also have a strong interest in theory and historiography, especially the burgeoning field of practice-oriented methodologies.

Conference Presentations:

“Claimed for the One True God: Religious Identity and Assertions of Crypto-Devotion in the Medieval Mediterranean.” McGill-Queenʼs Graduate Conference in History, McGill University, 2014
“Appropriation or Propagation?: Instances of Borrowing in Ibn Battutaʼs Travel Narrative.” Tenth Annual Conference on the Study of Book Culture, Brock University, 2014


SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship, 2016
Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2015-2016
Queen’s Graduate Award, 2013-2014
Jason Lang Memorial Scholarship, 2007, 2009, 2011