Associate Professor, History and Classics
Research and professional interests
Professor Young Kim is interested in all things related to the ancient Mediterranean world, especially the history of Late Antiquity and Patristic studies. His current research focuses on the history of Cyprus.
He teaches Latin and Greek regularly in the Classics department and is currently serving as Chair of that department. He has also taught church history at Calvin Seminary.
Prof. Kim will be leading the Semester in Hungary program in Fall 2016.
Prof. Kim has recently completed two book projects. The first is an introduction to and translation of Epiphanius' Ancoratus, a treatise defending the Trinity. The book is part of the Fathers of the Church series, and was published by the Catholic University of America Press in April 2014. The second book is a monograph study on the life and work of Epiphanius, and Prof. Kim spent the 2012-2013 academic year living in Nicosia, Cyprus as a Fulbright scholar to complete this project. The resulting book, Epiphanius of Cyprus: Imagining an Orthodox World, was published by the University of Michigan Press in August 2015.
Prof. Kim has been awarded a Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute/Council of American Overseas Research Centers Research Fellowship, and he conducted research in summer 2015 for his next book project, tentatively titled Cyprus in Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium.
In October 2015, Prof. Kim presented an invited paper, "Cypriot Autocephaly, Reconsidered," for From Roman to Early Christian Cyprus: A Conference in Religion and Archaeology at Harvard Divinity School. He also presented another invited paper, "Cities and Saints in Late Antique Cyprus: A Case Study", at a conference in honor of his doctoral advisor: Cities, Saints, and Memory in Late Antiquity: A Conference in Honor of Ray Van Dam at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (October 23-4, 2015).
Life outside of Calvin College
Young Kim loves spending time with his wife and two sons.
See a partial list of Young Kim's publications.
Read Young Kim's posts on Historical Horizons, the history department blog.