Adam Hough

About Adam Hough

I am a recent graduate of the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, having defended my dissertation titled, "The Meckhart Confession: Moderate Religion in an Age of Militancy."  That work looks at the formation of excluding and polarizing confessional identities in post-Reformation Augsburg. Specifically, my subjects are the city's evangelical (i.e. non-Catholic) clerics and preachers, and I examine the role they played in trying to keep their faith explicitly non-political, both for the moral and spiritual health of their own congregations, but also for the sake of civil peace with their Catholic neighbours.

Previous to my doctoral work, I completed a master's thesis at the University of Victoria's Centre for Studies in Religion and Society. That thesis is titled, "Musically-Expressed Theology and the Golden Age of Martin Luther's Reformation."

Following the completion of my doctoral degree, I will be beginning a new project examining the profusion of tournament literature within the Holy Roman Empire in the first half of the sixteenth century. In particular, I will be looking at two recurrent narratives within this body of literature, both of which are invested in reclaiming the German tournaments' historical/ mythological past to serve contemporay social-politcal discourse.

I was a Teaching Assistant at the University of Victoria from 2009-2011, and have held this same position at the University of Arizona since 2011. In the spring of 2017, I designed and taught an "intensive" 7-week course on the Black Death, and subsequently in the summer pre-session, I designed and taught another intensive 3-week Early World History survey. Next, I will be teaching an upper-year, online medieval survey over the up-coming 2017-2018 winter break. 


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Adam Hough
Ph.D. Candidate, Teaching Assistant, Instructor of Record
Office: Chavez 422
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 2:00-4:00pm, or by appointment


2009: B.A. Honours, Trent University (Peterborough, Canada)

2011: M.A. History, Thesis Stream, University of Victoria (Victoria, Canada)

2018: Ph.D. Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, University of Arizona


Dissertation Title

The Meckhart Confession: Moderate Religion in an Age of Militancy

Courses Taught

Medieval Seminar: The Making of Europe (Winter, 2018)

World History to 1600 (Summer, 2017)

The Black Death (Spring, 2017)