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Research Interests for Thomas Robisheaux

Research Interests:

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.

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

European History, History, 17th Century
Recent 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

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