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Prof William D Phillips Jr

Department Affiliations


  • early modern European history
  • European expansion
  • history of Spain
  • Medieval Europe


  • A Concise History of Spain. Phillips, William, Carla Rahn Phillips, Cambridge University Press, Co-Author, 2010. Image
  • Religious Conflict and Accommodation in the Early Modern World. Phillips, William, Marguerite Ragnow, Center for Early Modern History, Co-Editor, 2011. Image
  • Slavery in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia. Phillips, William, University of Pennsylvania Press, Author, 2013. Image


  • American Historical Association Leo Gershoy Award, 1998
  • Corresponding Member, Real Academia de la Historia (Spanish Royal Academy of History), elected 2005

Courses Taught

  • Hist 5616 - Proseminar in Medieval Spain
  • Hist 5900 - Topics in European/Medieval History: Atlantic World
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Featured Faculty

  • Jean O'Brien, 2014 Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award

    Jean O'Brien has been awarded this year's Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award. Jean O'Brien joins Erika Lee (2012) as the second historian to receive Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award. Congratulations, Jeani!

    August 31st, 2014
  • Ann Waltner, 2014 President's Award for Outstanding Service

    Congratulations to Ann Waltner, who is a 2014 recipient of the President's Award for Outstanding Service.

    May 1st, 2014
  • Giancarlo Casale, Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education

    Giancarlo Casale has been named winner of this year's Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education.

    The department's nomination recognized his success in the classroom, his integration of language study and study abroad, his activity as a public intellectual, and his service as DUS.

    Each year since 1965, the University of Minnesota has recognized a select group of faculty members for their outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. This honor is awarded to exceptional candidates nominated by colleges in their quest to identify excellence in undergraduate education.

    Congratulations, Giancarlo!

    April 1st, 2014

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