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Paul Milliman

Former Title VIII Short-Term Scholar


    July 15, 2021 — August 15, 2021

    Professional affiliation

    Associate Professor, University of Arizona


    • History
    • Society and Culture
    • Europe
    • Russia and Eurasia

    Wilson Center Projects

    Medieval and Early Modern Perceptions of Eastern Europe

    Full Biography

    Paul Milliman is an Associate Professor in the History Department and a Faculty Affiliate in the Religious Studies Program and the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies at the University of Arizona.  His research interests include food and games in early world history, the use of historically-based computer games to teach history, and the topic on which he will work at the Kennan Institute, medieval and early modern western European perceptions of eastern Europe and Eurasia.  In the spring he was an Associate at the Title VIII-funded Virtual Open Research Lab at the Russian, East European, Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois, where he worked on the same project.

    Major Publications

    • 'The Slippery Memory of Men': The Place of Pomerania in the Medieval Kingdom of Poland (Leiden: Brill, 2013)
    • "Ludus Scaccarii: Games and Governance in Twelfth-Century England," in Chess in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age, ed. Daniel E. O'Sullivan (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012), 63-86
    • “'Und gras vor spise zeren’: Migration, Fermentation, and the Map of Civilization in the Baltic Crusades.” In Authorship, Worldview, and Identity in Medieval Europe, edited by Christian Raffensperger. New York: Routledge, forthcoming

    Previous Terms

    Short-Term Scholar, "Lubrica hominum memoria: The Social Memory of Pomerania and Prussia in the Restoration of the Kingdom of Poland," August 1, 2009 - November 1, 2009, Global Europe Program.