Tom Robisheaux

Thomas Robisheaux

Professor of History – Duke University

Microworlds Lab, co-director
Visiting Faculty Fellow Partner

In the MicroWorlds Lab, Tom Robisheaux is leading a research group on religious microworlds that currently include projects on Microworlds of the Protestant Reformation, Paranormal Microhistories, and The Politics of Dreams in a Time of War. Robisheaux is an historian of early modern Europe and 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 (W. W. Norton & Co., 2009), Rural Society and the Search for Order in Early Modern Germany (Cambridge UP, 2002), 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 is also a collaborator with 2020-21 Visiting Faculty Fellow Candace Bailey.

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