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Tufts University
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Medford, MA 02155

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David Proctor
Senior Lecturer
Late Antique & Medieval Western Europe, Byzantium, Southeastern Europe, Papal-Imperial relations


David Proctor is a triple jumbo, receiving his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Tufts. He has taught at Tufts as a senior section instructor and lecturer since 1996 specializing in the history of Europe, Byzantium, Southeastern Europe and papal-imperial relations. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and serves as adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Classics and a member of the Core Faculty of the International Relations program, the Archaeology program, the Middle Eastern Studies program, and the Medieval Studies program.


  • B.A., History & Classics, Minor in Medieval Studies, Tufts University
  • M.A., History, Tufts University
  • Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program, Tufts University


  • 2016 Tufts Distinction Award, Extraordinary Colleague
  • 2014 Gerald R. Gill Professor of the Year
  • 2013 Lerman-Neubauer Prize for Outstanding Teaching and Advising


  • History 1: International Relations and the Historical Perspective
  • History 53: Europe to 1815
  • History 54: Europe since 1815
  • History 58/Classics 39: The Byzantines & Their World
  • History 101/Classics 108: Alexander the Great: History, Myth, Legend, and Legacy
  • History 156/Classics 109: Passion, Power, & Piety: The Voices of Byzantium
  • History 157/Classics 110: Empresses, Saints & Scholars: The Women of Byzantium
  • History 158: The Balkans since 1453