Dr Thomas F. X. Noble

Professor, Department of History
University of Notre Dame
Medieval and Roman History

Thomas F. X. Noble received his MA in History and Latin and his PhD in Medieval History from Michigan State University. He is presently Andrew V. Tackes Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame. A popular speaker for The Great Courses (formerly The Teaching Company), Professor Noble is a lecturer on ten different series including the 48 lecture course, The Foundations of Western Civilization. Dr. Noble is the author, coauthor, or editor of 12 books and has published more than 60 articles, chapters, and essays including From Roman Provinces to Medieval Kingdoms, and his coauthored textbook, Western Civilization: The Continuing Experiment, which is in its 7th edition.

Professor Noble has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and research grants from the American Philosophical Society. He has been the invited speaker at many national and international conferences including in Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Scotland. Dr. Noble was the recipient of both the Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. and Charles Sheedy Awards for Excellence in Teaching from Notre Dame,  and was awarded the Alumni Distinguished Professor Award and a David Harrison III Award for outstanding undergraduate advising, both from the University of Virginia.

‘I’m so glad that Tom is leading the trip to Sicily again. He was a great source of information and it was a pleasure to travel with him. Whoever signs up for this trip will be very pleased.’ – Gail Gitman

‘Very nice! Tom is warm, friendly, sociable and shared his knowledge readily without overdoing it.’ – Sharon Langley

Archaeology Tours Led by Professor Thomas F. X. Noble, PhD


Sicily Tour: Art & Archaeology

15 Days
Availability : October 4 - 18, 2024
Experience the island’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Agrigento, the Villa Romana del Casale, the Late Baroque towns of the Val di Noto, Syracuse, and majestic Mt. Etna.
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The Archaeology of Greece Tour

16 Days
Availability : June 2 – 17, 2024
Tour northern Greece and the Peloponnese and see the remains of Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman civilizations.
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