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I am a medievalist and an adjunct college instructor in the humanities at Union College. My research includes medieval theologies of history, text/image relationships in visionary and mystical texts, and the writings of the twelfth-century Doctor of the Church, St. Hildegard of Bingen. I am also a translator of medieval Latin and German texts, especially as relate to my research. My translation of Hildegard's Book of Divine Works is available from Catholic University of America Press here. I completed a Master's in Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame in 2010, a Fulbright Fellowship in Germany in 2008, and a B.A. in Classics and German at Boston College in 2007.

Curriculum Vitae

Nathaniel M. Campbell
  • M.M.S. (Medieval Studies), Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, 2010
  • U.S. Fulbright Scholar, under Prof. Christel Meier-Staubach, Seminar für Lateinische Philologie des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit, at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany, 2007-2008.
  • B.A. summa cum laude in Classics and German, from Boston College, 2007
  • Language Proficiencies: Latin, German (New High and Middle High)
Teaching Experience
  • Humanities Instructor, Union College, Barbourville, Kentucky (2012-present)
    • HIST 110: Civilization and Religions of the Ancient World: Fall 2012 (1 section); Fall 2013 (1 section); Fall 2014 (2 sections)
    • HIST 110: Roots of Civilization: Fall 2015 (2 sections); Spring 2016 (1 section); Spring 2017 (2 sections)
    • HIST 281: Late Classical and Medieval History / RLGN 251: Topics in Early and Medieval Christianity: Fall, 2016 (1 section)
    • HUMN 112: Religion and Empire: Spring, 2012 (2 sections); Spring 2013 (1 section); Spring 2014 (2 sections); Spring 2015 (1 section); Spring 2016 (1 section)
    • LATN 181: Introduction to Latin I: Fall, 2013 (1 section)
    • LATN 181: Introduction to Latin II: Spring, 2014 (1 section)
  • Graduate T.A. at the University of Notre Dame (2009-2010)
    • ARHI20260: Art of the Medieval Codex (Fall, 2009; D. Joyner)
    • CLAS30210: Roman Law and Governance (Spring, 2010; T. Mazurek)


  • St. Hildegard of Bingen. The Book of Divine Works. Trans. and Intro. by Nathaniel M. Campbell. Fathers of the Church, Medieval Continuation Series. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, in press, expected 2018.

  • Articles

  • “The Authorship and Function of the Chapter Summaries to Hildegard of Bingen’s Liber diuinorum operum.” The Journal for Medieval Latin 27 (2017), forthcoming.
  • “‘Lest He Should Come Unforeseen’: The Antichrist Cycle in the Hortus Deliciarum.” Gesta 54:1 (Spring 2015), pp. 85-118; accessible online here.
  • Imago expandit splendorem suum: Hildegard of Bingen’s Visio-Theological Designs in the Rupertsberg Scivias Manuscript.” Eikón / Imago 4 (2013, Vol. 2, No. 2), pp. 1-68. Accessible online here.
Digital Projects
  • Editing and translating of the Latin texts; theological commentary; and technical support for an online edition of Hildegard of Bingen’s Symphonia for the International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies, in collaboration with Beverly Lomer (Florida Atlantic University, retired) and K. Christian McGuire (Augsburg College): http://www.hildegard-society.org/p/music.html (in progress)
  • Translation of the “Table of Contents” or chapter summaries (capitula) for Hildegard of Bingen’s Liber Divinorum Operum, together with an online gallery of its illustrations, through the International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies: http://www.hildegard-society.org/p/liber-divinorum-operum.html
Grants and Awards Conference Presentations Other Employment
  • Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame (2010-2011)
    • Interlibrary Loan Shipping and Mail Services
  • Colorado Catering Company (Summers and Part-time, 2001-2008)
    • Sales Assistant
    • Catering Technician and Banquet Server
Volunteer Work
  • Sunday School Teacher, 2-year-olds, at Church Street United Methodist Church, Knoxville, TN, since September, 2012
  • Food Pantry at First Baptist Church, Williamsburg, KY, 2011-2013
  • Food Pantry at River Park United Methodist Church, Mishawaka, IN, 2010-2011
  • Children's Church at St. Paul's Memorial United Methodist Church, South Bend, IN, 2010-2011
Last updated Feb. 26, 2017.