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Thibodeau Named President of NYS European Historians

  • Published: October 22, 2013

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Thibodeau Named President of NYS European Historians

Nazareth College is pleased to announce that Timothy Thibodeau, Ph.D.,professor of history, is the president of the New York State Association of European Historians (NYSEH). A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Thibodeau focuses his interest on Medieval European History and Renaissance and Reformation Europe. 

Thibodeau is an expert in papal history and has been interviewed by many radio and television stations across the country and worldwide. He was interviewed on the death of Pope John Paul II, the election and resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, and the election of Pope Francis. Thibodeau contributed to a History Channel documentary commenting on history and forensic issues associated with various relics of the Passion and death of Jesus. Thibodeau is the faculty advisor of Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society at Nazareth College.

Thibodeau hosted the 63rd NYSEH conference at Nazareth College. NYSEH was founded in 1951; participants of the association come together to present papers and presentations to fellow colleagues. Notable historians have attended meetings throughout the 62 year history of the association. Members of the association meet to share their current research and to discuss recent scholarship in European history.


Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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