Thomas Torma


Ph.D., University of Edinburgh

My research interests focus on the history of the Celtic speaking world in the Middle Ages. In particular, my studies are concerned with these cultures’ conversion to Christianity in the early Middle Ages. Of special interest to me has been the means of change of religious belief, practice, and values that accompanied the conversion. Because of this interest in social change, I encourage my students to engage with history as an important and living part of our culture and environment. I have taught at the University of Ulster, Little Big Horn College, and the University of Montana. In addition, I have worked on historical preservation with the Wiyot Tribe, historical interpretation at Yellowstone National Park, and I have consulted with numerous organizations and agencies on presenting history in the public sphere.


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