Wendy Vencel

Email: whvencel@ncsu.edu
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Office: Withers 265
Office hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30-5:30PM


Wendy Vencel is a PhD student in Public History at North Carolina State University. She is originally from Bloomington, Indiana, and completed her BA in History and Classics from Butler University. She then earned a MSc in Medieval History from the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her current research interests are on medievalisms and modern interpretations, perceptions, and appropriations of the medieval world with a particular interest in how people learn about the Middle Ages. She is also interested in archaeology and material culture. Wendy’s master’s research focused on the construction of gender identities in early medieval northern Britain. 

Teaching Interests

Medieval Europe

Public History 

Museum Studies

Historical Sites & Interpretation

Gender Studies

British and Irish History 

Ancient History 



University of Edinburgh, Master of Science with Merit, Medieval History, 2019

Butler University, Batchelor of Arts with Honors, History and Classics, 2018