Department of History
Trinity College Dublin

Research Interests:
History of the Reformation
Cultural history of religion
Reformed religion in Hungary and France

Select Publications:
1.  ‘Death, Prophecy and Judgement in Transylvania’, in Bruce Gordon, Peter Marshall (eds), The Place of the Dead in European Society, 1400-1700 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000)

2. Calvinism on the Frontier. International Calvinism and the Reformed church of Hungary and Transylvania, c. 1600-1660 (Oxford: Clarendon, 2000)

3.  ‘Dressed to Repress? : Protestant clergy dress and the regulation of morality in early modern Europe’, Fashion Theory. The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture 2 (2000)

4. Confessional Identity in East-Central Europe, (eds) Graeme Murdock, Maria Crăciun, Ovidiu Ghitta (Aldershot: Scolar, 2002)

5. ‘’Freely elected in fear’: Princely elections and political power in early seventeenth-century Transylvania’, Journal of Early Modern History 7 (2003)

6.  Beyond Calvin. The Intellectual, Political and Cultural World of Europe’s Reformed Churches, c. 1540-1620 (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2004)

7.  ‘Did Calvinists have a guilt complex? Reformed religion, conscience, and regulation in early modern Europe’, in Studies in Church History (2004)

8.  ‘Dress, nudity and Calvinist culture in sixteenth-century France’, in Catherine Richardson (ed.), Clothing Culture (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004)

9. ‘Calvin, clothing and the body in Reformed Geneva’, Proceedings of the Huguenot Society (2007)

10. ‘‘They are laughing at us’: Hungarian travellers and early modern European identity’, in Wendy Bracewell, Alex Drace-Francis (eds), Under Eastern Eyes. Studies in East European Travel Writing on Europe, 1550-2000 (Budapest: CEU Press, 2008)

11. The Hungarian Reformation. Books from the National Széchényi Library, Hungary (Advisory Editor) (IDC/ Brill: 2009)

12. ‘The Elders’ Gaze: Women and Consistorial Discipline in Late Sixteenth-Century France’, in Amy Burnett (ed.), Calvin at 500 (Grand Rapids [MI], 2010)

Funded Projects:
Sight, sin and the body in Reformed Geneva and France, c. 1560-1600

Current Teaching:
Undergraduate courses on ‘Europe 1500-1600’, ‘Reformed Europe, 1540-1620’, ‘The Fall and Rise of France, 1550-1700’

Postgraduate course on ‘Tolerance and Intolerance in Early Modern Europe’ and other taught elements of the MPhil in Early Modern History

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