UW-Green Bay

Heidi Sherman

Heidi Sherman

Associate Professor

TH 387

Professor Sherman received her PhD (History) from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), where she studied medieval history and archaeology. She has published widely on aspects of the material culture of medieval Russia (flax and linen production and trade, glassmaking) and on the Viking-age site of Staraia Ladoga. At UW-Green Bay, she teaches courses about the Vikings, medieval history and experiential archaeology. She is also the co-director (with Alison Gates) of the UWGB Flax Project.

Dissertation

"Barbarians Come to Market: Staraia Ladoga and Frontier Emporia Trading in Western Eurasia 500 BC to AD 1000"

Selected publications

  • "Grand Princess Olga: Vengeance and Sainthood in Kievan Rus," World History Connected, Volume 7 Number 1, February 2010.
  • "From Flax to Linen in the Medieval Rus Lands", Medieval Clothing and Textiles 4 (Boydell & Brewer: Spring 2008)
  • R.K. Kovalev and H.M. Sherman, eds., Russian History/Histoire Russe Vol. 32, Nos. 3-4 [Festschrift 2 for Th. S. Noonan] (Fall-Winter 2005)
  • R.K. Kovalev and H.M. Sherman, eds., Russian History/Histoire Russe Vol. 28, Nos. 1-4 [Festschrift 1 for Th. S. Noonan] (Fall-Winter 2002).
  • T. S. Noonan, R.K. Kovalev, and H.M. Sherman, "The Development and Diffusion of Glassmaking in Pre-Mongol Russia," Ceramics and Civilization 4 (1997)
 

Awards

  • Thomas S. Noonan Award in Russian History.
  • "From Flax to Linen in the Medieval Rus Lands", Medieval Clothing and Textiles 4 (Boydell & Brewer: Spring 2008)
  • P.E.O. Scholar Award.)
  • International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) dissertation fellowship.
  • Grant for Research Abroad, University of Minnesota Graduate School.
  • Thord-Gray Memorial Fellowship for PhD –directed research at the University of Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Floyd Qualls Memorial Scholarship.
  • Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships, University of Minnesota, Indiana University.
 

Education

B.A. University of Minnesota, MA University of Miami -Coral Gables, Ph.D. University of Minnesota