Back to Top
Skip to Site Search Skip to Utility Nav Skip to Top Nav Skip to Left Nav Skip to Content
Close Main Menu

Timothy May, Ph.D.

Timothy-May-125x177.jpg
Title: Associate Dean, College of Arts & Letters
Professor of Central Eurasian History
Phone: 706-864-1913
Email:

Office: Barnes Hall 314, Dahlonega
Website: http://faculty.ung.edu/tmmay/
View CV
Areas of Expertise: Mongol Empire, Mongolia, Central Eurasian history, Islamic history, the Crusades

Overview

Dr. Timothy May is a specialist on the history of the Mongol Empire and the author and editor of 6 books, over 30 articles and chapters, and numerous other publications.

He has also consulted and appeared on several television shows including National Geographic’s Origins: The Journey of Mankind, Spike’s Deadliest Warrior, and EBS (Korean Educational Broadcasting System)’s The Secret of the Super Powers.

He is currently the editor of Mongolian Studies:  The Journal of the Mongolia Society.

Courses Taught

Recent courses taught include

  • The Mongol Conquests
  • Eurasia After the Mongols
  • the Crusades
  • Religion and Thought in the Islamic World

Education

  • Ph.D., History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
  • M.A., Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, 1996
  • B.A., History and Anthropology, The College of William and Mary, 1993

Research/Special Interests

Mongol Empire; steppe warfare; nomadic empires; legitimization of authority, comparative world history; military history of Central Asia

Publications

Timothy May and Peter Jackson, eds., The Mongols and Post-Mongol Asia: Studies in Honour of David O. Morgan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. Also as Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 3rd series, vol. 26, no. 1 & 2 (2016).

Timothy May, ed. Encyclopedia of the Mongol Empire. 2 vols. Empires of the World. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2016.

The Mongol Conquests in World History (C. 1200-1350). London: Reaktion Books; Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2012. Chinese translation: Gingko (Beijing) Book Co., Ltd. 2017.

Judith Kolbas, Timothy May, and Vlastimil Novak, Anatolian Early 14th Century Coin Hoard, Editio Monographica Musei Nationalis Pragae , 9. Prague: National Museum, 2011.

Culture and Customs of Mongolia. New York: Greenwood Press, 2009.

The Mongol Art of War. London: Pen and Sword Publications, 2007 & Yardly, Pa: Westholme Publishing, 2007. Korean translation: Daesung, 2009; Polish translation by Jowita Matys, Warsaw: Bellona, 2010. Paperback edition, 2016.

Work Experience

July 1, 2014-Current: Associate Dean, College of Arts & Letters, University of North Georgia.

January, 2013-June, 2014: Department Head, History, Anthropology, & Philosophy, University of North Georgia.

January, 2013-Current: Professor of Middle Eastern and Central Eurasian History, University of North Georgia.

August--December 2012: Professor of Middle Eastern and Central Eurasian History, North Georgia College & State University. Promoted August 1, 2012.

August, 2009-December, 2012: Department Head, Department of History & Philosophy, North Georgia College & State University.

January, 2009-August, 2010: Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of History & Philosophy, North Georgia College & State University.

2008-2012: Associate Professor of Middle Eastern & Central Eurasian History, North Georgia College and State University. Promoted August 1 2008; tenured August 1, 2009.

2004—2008: Asst. Professor of History, North Georgia College and State University.

UNG follows Section 508 Standards and WCAG 2.0 for web accessibility. If you require the content on this web page in another format, please contact the ADA Coordinator.

Back to Top