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.

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Graduate Students

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Kaitlyn Centini
M.A. Student
Email: kaitlyncentini@arizona.edu
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Cory Davis
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: cddavis@arizona.edu

As a result of the devastation of the Thirty Years' War, landlords in southwestern Germany were desperate for peasants, and several invited Anabaptists from Switzerland to settle on their estates. This culminated in a General Concession issued by the Palatine Elector in 1664 that allowed the...

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Kristen C. Howard
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: krcoan@arizona.edu

My dissertation, titled “‘A house dedicated to God’: Social Welfare and l’Hôpital Général in Reformation Geneva, 1535-1564,” examines the many functions – religious, political, social, and cultural – of the newly developed General Hospital in Calvin’s Geneva. The hospital provided a...

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Christine Liou
Ph.D. Student
Email: cpliou@arizona.edu
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Hannah McClain
M.A. Student
Email: hmcclain@arizona.edu

I am interested in the social and cultural history of the Jesuits in seventeenth-century New Spain. As a transregional and cross-cultural order operating within a colonial context, the question of Jesuit identity and vocation was an open one. In my master’s thesis, I pursue this question through...

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Dean Messinger
M.A. Student
Email: messinger@arizona.edu

My Master’s thesis project examines the early Reformation in Austria, focusing on the introduction and proliferation of new religious ideas, the formation and complication of confessional identities, and the interplay between political and religious conflicts during and after the urban revolt in...

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Benjamin Miller
Ph.D. Student
Email: bam92@arizona.edu

In my dissertation, I study Hessian military chaplains during the period 1650-1750.  Particularly, my research emphasizes the role of chaplains as border-crossers both literally and socially and their mediation between local and international, greater and smaller communities.  My research also...

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Annie Morphew
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: amorphew@arizona.edu

In my dissertation, I study the social history of Anglo-German merchant communities in the early modern North Sea region. I particularly work on the Company of Merchant Adventurers of England who settled in northern Germany, most significantly Hamburg, in the sixteenth century. While the...

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Rachel Small
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: rachelsmall@arizona.edu

My dissertation, “In the Wake of Disaster: Religious Tolerance and Intolerance in Early Modern Germany (ca. 1520-1720),” examines the impact that natural disasters, such as wildfires and floods, had on communities of religious co-existence in which both Protestants and Catholics lived together....

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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