Professor North came to Carleton in 1994 as a medieval historian. In addition to being an Associate Professor of History, he is also the Director of Carleton's European Studies Concentration, Co-director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program (MARS) and Coordinator of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. He offers a wide variety of seminar and survey courses in European Studies and History. He has a strong command of Latin and medieval and classical Greek. Fluent in Italian, he is also comfortable with French, German and Spanish. He has included a number of his translations as source materials for students to refer to on his MARS website.
Professor North's current research includes a book-length monograph about the transformation of clerical culture in the Age of Reform (1050-1130), and a project about Ricardi Pratellensis' Opera Omnia Exegetica, a study of the commentaries of Richard of Preaux on the five books of the Pentateuch, the Book of Ruth, the Solomonic books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs, among many others.