Professor Morse came to the Carleton history department in 1999 as a specialist in medieval history. An Associate Professor of History, she is also co-director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program and the director of the Carleton College VIZ inititative. Her interests include spirituality and religious life, geography, the medieval world view, urbanism, and how visuality applies to learning. She has a very keen interest in cartography. She has worked on the History of Cartography Project at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She brings Medieval and Renaissance history and geography to life with hands-on research and cartography projects in the wide variety of medieval history survey and seminar courses she offers. She has a special interest in the Italian Renaissance and is fluent in Italian and French.