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Heather Duncan

PhD Candidate

Research Interests

  • Frontier regions of Late Antiquity
  • Barbarian kingdoms
  • Cultural exchange and identity 
  • Material culture
  • Numismatics
  • Materiality of manuscripts


BA in History - Missouri State University

MA in History - Southeastern Louisiana University


  • FLAS Fellowship - Hungarian (2021-2022)
  • Summer Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant (2023)
  • ABD Fellowship (2023-2024)

Awards and Honors

  • Lawrence M. Larson Scholarship for Studies in Medieval or English History (2022)
  • Joseph Ward Swain Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper (2023)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (2022, 2023)

Additional Campus Affiliations

Senate Library Committee


Recent Publications

“The History of the Gepids: Forgotten or Misplaced?” Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association (forthcoming December 2023).