Notes on contributors
Susan R. Boettcher is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches Reformation and early modern German history and researches sixteenth-century Lutheran confessional culture, especially preaching, polemic and devotional literature. Recent publications include ‘Are the Cranach Altarpieces Philippist? Memory of Luther and Knowledge of the Past in the Late Reformation’, in Mary Lindemann (ed.), Ways of Knowing: Ten Interdisciplinary Essays (Boston and Leiden, 2004) and ‘Lutheran Sermons on the Turk: Jacob Andreae’s Message on the Turks after Szeged (1568)’, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 24(2) (2004). She is currently completing a mono graph on Reformation memoria and later sixteenth-century commemoration of Martin Luther.
Lloyd Bowen is a lecturer in History at Cardiff University. His main areas of research relate to Wales in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. His publications include articles on representations of the Welsh during the Civil Wars, legislation in Tudor parliaments and gentry culture in the early seventeenth century. His monograph, The Politics of the Principality: Wales, c. 1603–42, is forthcoming from the University of Wales Press in 2005.
Clare Haru Crowston is Associate Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She specializes in the history of early modern France, women and gender, work, credit and material culture. Her monograph, Fabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675–1791 (Durham, NC, 2001), won the Hagley Prize for the Best Book in Business History and the Berkshire Conference First Book Prize. She is currently researching in two areas of French history: the intersection of credit, fashion and Notes on contributors sex in the eighteenth century and apprenticeship from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries.
David Gentilcore is Reader in History at the University of Leicester and the author of From Bishop to Witch: the System of the Sacred in Early Modern Terra d’Otranto (Manchester, 1992) and Healers and Healing in Early Modern Italy (Manchester, 1998). He is currently working on a study of charlatans and charlatanism in early modern Italy.
Trevor Johnson is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of the West of England. He has research interests in two broad areas: the social, cultural and political history of seventeenth-century Germany, in particular, Bavaria and the Upper Palatinate; and the culture of the Catholic or Counter-Reformation as a pan-European phenomenon. He is currently completing a monograph, Maximilian of Bavaria and the Thirty Years War, for Manchester University Press, and is working on a comparative study of early modern Mariology. His publications include Bob Scribner and Trevor Johnson (eds), Popular Religion in Germany and Central Europe, 1400–1800 (Basingstoke, 1996).
Diane Purkiss is Fellow of Keble College, Oxford. She is the author of The Witch in History: Early Modern and Twentieth-century Representations (London, 1996) and Troublesome Things: A History of Fairies and Fairy Stories (London, 2000). Her most recent works, on various aspects of the English Civil War, include Literature, Gender and Politics in the English Civil War (Cambridge, 2005).
David Rollison is the author of The Local Origins of Modern Society: Gloucestershire, 1500– 1800 (London and New York, 1992) and numerous articles on popular resistance and rebellion, industrial development and politics, mobility, religion and theology, language and other aspects of early modern studies, based on local (‘bottom-up’) microhistories. He is currently writing The English Explosion, 1215–1649, a study of popular influence in the evolution of the early modern English commonwealth up to the execution of Charles I. He is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Western Sydney.
Kevin Stagg lectures in history at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. He is co-editor with David M. Turner of a forthcoming volume on the history of the body and disability in the Routledge Social History of Medicine series, which draws on papers delivered at the 2002 ‘Controlling Bodies. The Regulation of the Body 1650–2000’ conference at the University of Glamorgan. His current research interests range from the body and disability in history to early modern print culture and the dynamics of early modern ports.
Garthine Walker is Senior Lecturer in History at Cardiff University. Her publications include Crime, Gender and Social Order in Early Modern England (Cambridge, 2003) and a number of essays on aspects of early modern gender relations, criminality and historical theory. She is co-editor of Women, Crime and the Courts in Early Modern England (London and North Carolina, 1994). Currently completing a book for Palgrave on crime and disorder in early modern England and Wales, her next major research project is a monograph on rape and sexual violence in early modern society.
Merry E. Wiesner- Hanks is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Her books include Working Women in Renaissance Germany (New Brunswick, 1986), Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge, 1993), Discovering the Global Past: A Look at the Evidence (Boston, 1997), Gender, Church and State in Early Modern Germany (London, 1998), Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World: Regulating Desire, Reforming Practice (London, 2000) and Gender and History (Oxford, 2001). She has co-edited several volumes, including A Companion to Gender History (Oxford, 2004).