Dr. Nancy Turner


152 Gardner Hall

  • Ph.D.  University of Iowa, History
  • M.A.  University of Iowa, History
  • B.A.  University of Missouri-Columbia, History and German


  • Middle Ages
  • History of Science
  • Jewish/Christian Relations in the Late Middle Ages
  • History of the Middle East, Reformation Europe


  • Medieval Europe
  • Renaissance and Reformation Europe
  • History of Western Science
  • Modern Middle East
  • Women in European Civilization
  • World Civilization I

Research Interests:

  • Christian/Non-Christian Relations in the Late Middle Ages
  • Scientific Revolution
  • Alchemy in the Sixteenth Century


  • Latin-to-English translation of The Little Book of the Black Venus, by pseudo-John Dee, online publication in The Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition, March, 2007.
  • “Jewish Witness, Forced Conversion, and Island Living: John Duns Scotus on Jews and Judaism,” in Jews and Christians in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries, ed. Michael Frassetto, Routledge Publishing (2006).
  • “Jews and Judaism in Peter Aureol’s Sentences Commentary,” in Friars and Jews in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, ed. Steven McMichael, E.J. Brill Publishers (2004).
  • “Robert Holcot on the Jews,” in Chaucer and the Jews, ed. Sheila Delany, Routledge Publishing (2002).

Current Projects:

  • Confronting the Specter of Unbelief: Christian Theologians on Jews and Judaism, 1250-1550 (book in progress).
  • Research on alchemical cosmology and the Scientific Revolution