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Thomas Robisheaux, Associate Professor, History

Thomas Robisheaux
Contact Info:
Office Location:  202 Carr Building
Office Phone:  (919) 684-5979, (919) 684-3014
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • HISTORY 190FS.01, TOPICS IN FOCUS PROGRAM Synopsis
    Perkins 150, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
    (also cross-listed as MEDREN 190FS.02)
  • FOCUS 195FS.08, SPECIAL TOPICS IN FOCUS Synopsis
    East Union 02, W 06:00 PM-07:30 PM
  • HISTORY 257.01, RELIGION/REFORM/VIOLENCE Synopsis
    Class Bldg 101, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    (also cross-listed as MEDREN 281.01)
Teaching (Spring 2020):

  • HISTORY 260.01, MAGIC/REL/SCI SINCE 1400 Synopsis
    Class Bldg 103, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
    (also cross-listed as MEDREN 287.01, SCISOC 260.01)
  • HISTORY 520S.01, MICROHISTORY Synopsis
    Class Bldg 101, M 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as MEDREN 576S.01)
Education:

Ph.D.University of Virginia1981
ABDuke University1974
B.A.Duke University1974
Specialties:

Medieval and Early Modern History
Medieval & Early Modern Studies
Politics, Public Life and Governance
Legal History
Cultural History
European and Russia
Global and Comparative
Research Interests:

Dr. Robisheaux is an early modern European historian with particular interests in social and cultural history, German-speaking Central Europe, the Renaissance, and Reformation. Author of Rural Society and the Search for Order in Early Modern Germany, Lost Worlds, and many articles, he teaches an introduction to European history; Reformation Europe; Magic, Religion and Science since the Renaissance; and the social and economic history of Europe. He is currently working on witchcraft. He is a member of the Society for Reformation Research, the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, and serves as a North American contributing editor to the Archive for Reformation History.

Keywords:

Europe • Central Europe • Germany • Early Modern • Renaissance • Reformation • Witchcraft

Curriculum Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

Postdocs Mentored

  • Anke Fischer-Kattner (2013-2014)  
  • Romedio Schmitz-Esser (2011 - present)  
  • Dr. Markus Friedrich (2003-04)  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Robisheaux, T, Microhistory and the historical imagination: New frontiers, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, vol. 47 no. 1 (January, 2017), pp. 1-6, Duke University Press [doi]
  2. Robisheaux, T, Microhistory today: A roundtable discussion, edited by Robisheaux, T, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, vol. 47 no. 1 (January, 2017), pp. 7-52, Duke University Press [doi]
  3. Robisheaux, T, The German Witch Trials, in The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft, edited by Levack, B (2013), Oxford University Press, ISBN 13: 9780199578160 [available here]
  4. Robisheaux, T, L’ultima strega (2011) [scheda_opera.php]  [abs]
  5. Robisheaux, T, Penance, Confession and the Self in Early Modern Lutheranism, in Ideas and Cultural Margins: Essays in Honor of H.C. Erik Midelfort, edited by Plummer, ME; Barnes, RB (2009), pp. 117-30, Aldershot