Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Julian H. Yang

Ph.D. Candidate
Byzantine History

 

Email: 13hmy@queensu.ca

 

Education

MA, Queen’s University, 2014
BA, Brock University, 2012


About

I am currently working under Dr. Richard Greenfield’s supervision as a doctoral student. At present the primary objective of my doctoral research project is to examine aspects of the social and religious attitudes toward the occult in the Byzantine Empire after the seventh century. I have chosen to explore this field because I strongly believe that it is closely related to the broader issue of how individuals and groups perceived and identified themselves in Byzantium. The occult, although treated with suspicion in Byzantium, still represented the two most essential elements of Byzantine identity: Christian religion and classical tradition. 

Work Experience

Teaching Fellow – HIST 122    September 2018 – April 2019
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
•    World History

Teaching Assistant – HIST 125    May 2018 – August 2018
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
•    The Evolution of Modern Europe

Teaching Assistant – HIST 257    January 2018 – April 2018
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
•    Environmental History

Research Assistant for Dr. Richard Greenfield    September 2017 – December 2017
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
•    Byzantine Hagiography

Teaching Assistant – CLST 205    May 2017 – August 2017
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
•    Ancient Humour

Teaching Assistant – HIST 294    September 2016 – December 2016
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
•    Arab-Israeli Conflict and Regional Security

Teaching Assistant – CLST 205    May 2016 – August 2016
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
•    Ancient Humour

Teaching Assistant – HIST 243    January 2016 – April 2016
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
•    A History of Crusade

Teaching Assistant – CLST 205    September 2014 – December 2014
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
•    Ancient Humour

Research Assistant for Dr. Theodore Christou    January 2014 – May 2014
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
•    Education in Byzantium (Late Antiquity)

Teaching Assistant – HIST 218    January 2014 – April 2014
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
•    A History of Byzantium

Teaching Assistant – HIST 296/305    September 2013 – December 2013
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
•    The Making of the Muslim Middle East

English Conversation Tutor – ESL    September 2010 – April 2013
Brock University, Niagara Falls, Ontario
•    Provided Academic Assistance to ESL Students         

Conference Presentations

McGill-Queen’s Conference    March 2017
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
•    Round Table Discussion: on the Topics of Colonialism and Nationalism in Medieval Studies

Crisis and Migration in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages    November 2016
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
•    Title: “Lovers at War: Representations of Marriage and Cultural Assimilation in Medieval Greek Literature.”

McGill-Queen’s Conference    February 2016
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
•    Title: “Becoming a Professional Magician in Byzantium: Education, Expectations, and Self-Reflection”