Thomas Robisheaux
Professor of History

As an historian of early modern Europe Dr. Robisheaux has particular interests in social and cultural history, German-speaking Central Europe, Renaissance culture, religious reform, popular religion and culture, and microhistory. Author of The Last Witch of Langenburg and Rural Society and the Search for Order in Early Modern Germany, Lost Worlds, and many articles, he teaches courses on European history; Reformation Europe; Magic, Religion and Science; social and economic history; and religion and society in early modern Europe. He is currently writing a book on the craft of microhistory. He is a member of the Society for Reformation Research and the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference. As executive secretary of the Fruehe Neuzeit Interdisziplinaer (Conference Group in Early Modern German Studies) he co-organizes the trienniel conference in early modern studies at Duke University. He has created and directed a humanities laboratory at Duke University, a creative experiment in teaching about and promoting microhistory as a popular genre of history writing.   His recent interests explore the methods of microhistory and the ways microhistory can inform the arts and film.

Duke Magazine, "A Witch's Brew ," July/August 2009

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Wednesdays 2:30 - 5:00 (202 Carr or the Perk)

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  • 202 Classroom Bldg, Durham, NC 27708-0719
  • Dept of History, Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719

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