Mercer University
College of Liberal Arts
Department of History

Eric Klingelhofer

Professor of History and Department Chair
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1985klingelhofer

Langdale Hall 306
(478) 301-2858

Research Interests

Medieval Europe, Historical Archeology, Age of Exploration


HIS 110 Essentials of Western Civilization
HIS 210 Twentieth Century World
HIS 301 Ancient History: Near East and Greece
HIS 302 Ancient History: Rome
HIS 310 The Middle Ages
HIS 320 Medieval England
HIS 491 Selected Topics (Historical Archeology)

Recent Books

Castles and Colonists: An Archaeology of Elizabethan Ireland, Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK, 2010.
First Forts: Essays on the Archaeology of Proto-Colonial Fortifications, Brill Academic Press, Leiden, Netherlands, 2010.
'A Splendid Empire': Archaeology and the Tudor -Stuart Atlantic World. Essays in Honour of Ivor Noël Hume, Oxbow Books, Oxford, UK, 2013.

Current Research

Archaeological fieldwork at sites on St Croix, USVI, on Puerto Rico, and on Trinidad.
Archaeological fieldwork at sites related to Elizabethan colonization, North Carolina
Study of the military and domestic architecture of Sir Walter Raleigh, for a monograph.
Archaeological fieldwork at Molana Abbey, in Ireland, the residence of Thomas Harriot, Elizabethan explorer and scientist.

Research Institution

First Colony Foundation, dedicated to the study of Elizabethan colonization; see