Associate Professor of History


Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Field of Specialty

Roman and Medieval history.

Contact Information

Olin-Sang American Civilization Center 120

William E Kapelle

My main research lies in Domesday Book (the great survey made of the English kingdom in 1086), related land surveys, and English "feudalism."


Kapelle, William E.. "Review." Rev. of Domesday Now: New Approaches to the Inquest and Book, by Edited by David Roffe and KSB Keats-Rohan. American Historical Review vol. 123 of Feb. 2018 2018: 286-87.

Kapelle, William E. "Review." Rev. of Henry II: New interpretations, by Christopher Harper-Bill and Nicholas Vincent (editors). Journal of British Studies vol. 48 April 2009: 469-70.

Kapelle, William E. The Norman Conquest of the North: The Region and its Transformation. University of North Carolina Press; Chapel Hill, 1979.

Courses Taught

HIST 103a Roman History to 455 CE
HIST 110a The Civilization of the Early Middle Ages
HIST 110b The Civilization of the High and Late Middle Ages
HIST 112b The Crusades and the Expansion of Medieval Europe
HIST 113a English Medieval History
HIST 120a Britain in the Later Middle Ages
HIST 123a The Renaissance