Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages all employees to work remotely.

Our offices in the Douglass Building are closed to the public, but you can reach the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies by contacting Division Director Ute Lotz-Heumann any time by email at ulotzh@arizona.edu or by phone at 520-621-1541 (please leave a voice message and we will get back to you as soon as possible).

The Annual Town and Gown Lecture with Professor Stuart Schwartz, Yale University, has been postponed. The new date is October 20, 2020.

Get COVID-19 updates and information for the University of Arizona community. Also, see SBS resources for continuing instruction and learning.

Information for Prospective Graduate Students

Welcome, Graduate Students!

The Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies offers graduate students both master's and doctoral degrees through the Department of History. For application information and standard requirements, please go to the Graduate College and the Department of History's Information for Prospective Students. Within the Division, degree requirements are specifically tailored to the individual student and will be discussed during the application review process. For more information, please see Assessment.

For information about scheduling an informatory trip to campus, please contact the department Director, Ute Lotz-Heumann, at (520) 621-1541 or ulotzh@arizona.edu.

History 696F

The distinguishing characteristic of Division students' course of study is regular enrollment in the so-called Division Seminar, History 696F, Early Modern Europe. This seminar is offered on a different topic virtually every semester and provides invaluable opportunities for serious late medievalist/early modernist students to expand their knowledge into diverse subjects and at every phase of their progress—except when away carrying out dissertation research—to interact with and assist one another.

Among past topics have been the following: 

    * Spring 2020, Graizbord: History and Cultures of the Iberian Atlantic

    * Fall 2019, Lotz-Heumann: Media and Propaganda in the Early Modern Period
    * Spring 2019, Milliman: Food in Medieval and Early Modern World History
    * Fall 2018, Cuneo: Methods and Hermeneutic Frameworks: Practicing the History of Early Modern Art
    * Spring 2018, Plummer: Discord, Violence, and War: A History of Early Modern Religious Conflict
    * Fall 2017, Lotz-Heumann: Individual Research Projects in Early Modern History
    * Spring 2017, Graizbord: The Jews of Early Modern Europe
    * Fall 2016, Karant-Nunn: Martin Luther
    * Spring 2016, Lotz-Heumann: Colloquium: The Enlightenment
    * Fall 2015, Lotz-Heumann: The Long Reformation in Tudor and Stuart Britain
    * Spring 2015, Milliman: Games and Play in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
    * Fall 2014, Karant-Nunn: Colloquium: Anabaptism
    * Spring 2014, Graizbord: The Jews of Early Modern Europe
    * Fall 2013, Lotz-Heumann: Religious Conversion in Early Modern Europe
    * Spring 2013, Milliman: The Frontiers of Latin Christendom and the Making of Europe
    * Fall 2012, Cuneo: The Early Modern Print: Epistemologies and Hermeneutics
    * Spring 2012, Karant-Nunn: Religious Biography
    * Fall 2011, Lotz-Heumann: Is A History of Early Modern Popular Culture/Religion Possible?
    * Spring 2011, Karant-Nunn: Toleration
    * Fall 2010, Graizbord: Religion and Ethnicity in Late Medieval and Early Modern Iberia
    * Spring 2010, Karant-Nunn: Education
    * Fall 2009, Lotz-Heumann: Confessional Churches in Early Modern Europe
    * Spring 2009, White: Augustan Rome and the Holy Roman Empire
    * Fall 2008, Lotz-Heumann: Early Modern Ireland in Comparative Perspective
    * Spring 2008, Karant-Nunn: The Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
    * Fall 2007, Brady: The Reformations in the Holy Roman Empire
    * Spring 2007, McBride [Listed as Women's Studies 500]: Body Politics in Early Modern England
    * Fall 2006, Graizbord: Early Modern European Judaism
    * Spring 2006, Karant-Nunn: Preachers and Preaching
    * Fall 2005, Nader: The Habsburgs
    * Spring 2005, Cuneo: Art and the Reformation
    * Fall 2004, Karant-Nunn: Literacy in Early Modern Europe
    * Fall 2003-Spring 2004, Bernstein: Economic Foundations of the High and Late Medieval Catholic Church
    * Spring 2003, Karant-Nunn: Anabaptism
    * Fall 2002, Nader: Charity in Early Modern Spain
    * Spring 2002, Karant-Nunn: The Family in Early Modern Europe
    * Fall 2001, Karant-Nunn: Strasbourg and the Reformation
    * Spring 2001, Oberman: Martin Bucer's De regno Christi

Every semester, at least one internationally renowned guest scholar comes to campus, gives a presentation, and meets with graduate students. Among our guests have been Irena Backus; Leon Bass; Thomas A. Brady, Jr.; Miriam Bodian; Thomas E. Burman; Caroline Walker Bynum; Miriam Usher Chrisman; Patrick Collinson; David Cressy; Natalie Zemon Davis; Barbara B. Diefendorf; John Dillenberger; Carlos M. N. Eire; James M. Estes; Theodore Evergates; Alexander J. Fisher; John P. Frank; Paul Freedman; Bruce Gordon; Harvey J. Graff; Andrew M. Greeley; Craig Harline; Scott H. Hendrix; William Chester Jordan; Thomas Kaufmann; Robert Kingdon; Hans Küng; Peter Lake; Hartmut Lehmann; Martin E. Marty; H. C. Erik Midelfort; Maureen Miller; Jürgen Moltmann; Edward Muir; Cary Nederman; David Nirenberg; Michael North; Thomas O'Meara; Michael Ostling; Elaine Pagels; Jaroslav Pelikan; Andrew Pettegree; Rosemary Radford Reuther; Bernard Roussel; Erika Rummel; Londa Schiebinger; Heinz Schilling; Anne Jacobson Schutte; Tom Scott; John Shea; C. Arnold Snyder; James M. Stayer; Nicholas Terpstra; David Tracy; James D. Tracy; Michael Van Dussen; Kaspar von Greyerz; Alexandra Walsham; Retha Warnicke; Merry Wiesner-Hanks; Peter H. Wilson; Robert Wistrich; Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi; and Charles Zika.

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The Division for Late Medieval
and Reformation Studies
Douglass 315
P.O.Box 210028
Tucson, AZ 85721-0028
Tel: (520) 621-1284