Late Medieval Early Modern Europe

The Late Medieval/Early Modern European History doctoral field at Georgetown University is strong and diverse. The research interests of its faculty encompass cultural, educational, intellectual, and social history, as well as the histories of gender, law, and religion. Doctoral students in the field benefit from faculty expertise not only in the Balkans, England, France, Germany, and Italy, but also in eastern Europe and Russia, the Atlantic World, the eastern Mediterranean, and East Asia. The History Ph.D. program at Georgetown, while grounded in the discipline of History, encourages doctoral students to take advantage of numerous supporting faculty in other disciplines and departments with specialties in the medieval and early modern European field. The program is also enriched by the university’s internationally renowned programs in European and Mediterranean languages, including classical, late antique and medieval Latin. Students in this field are also invited to attend the seminars presented by the Institute for Global History’s Early Modern Seminar Series. Important resources for medieval and early modern European research in the city beyond the university campus include the Folger Shakespeare Library, the library at Dumbarton Oaks, and the Library of Congress. Doctoral students in the late medieval/early modern European field compete successfully for highly prestigious dissertation fellowships, and the program enjoys a strong placement record at universities in the U.S. and abroad.

ordinary Faculty


Early Modern Late Med Faculty and Graduate StudentsAgoston, Gabor.  Associate Professor (Ph.D., Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1994).  Ottoman military, economic and social history 1450-1800, Ottoman rule in Southeastern Europe.

Astarita, Tommaso. Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1988). Early Modern Europe, the Mediterranean

Collins, David, S. J. Associate Professor (Ph.D. Northwestern, 2004). Medieval Germany

Collins, James. Professor (Ph.D. Columbia, 1978) Early Modern France and Europe

Games, Alison. Professor (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1992) Colonial America, Early Modern Britain, the Atlantic World

Goldfrank, David. Professor (Ph.D., Washington University, 1970) Medieval and Early Modern Russia; Eastern Europe

Kaminski, Andrzej. Professor Emeritus (Ph.D., Jagellonian, Poland, 1966) Early Modern East Central Europe; Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth

Leonard, Amy. Associate Professor (Ph.D., Berkeley, 1999) Early Modern Germany; the Reformation

Moran Cruz, Jo Ann. Associate Professor; (Ph.D., Brandeis, 1975)

Olesko, Kathryn. Associate Professor (Ph.D., Cornell, 1980) Early Modern European Science and Technology  


For More Information

For more information about the Early Modern and Late Medieval  Europe field, contact Professor David Collins (faculty representative to the Graduate Studies Committee). In addition, we encourage you to contact current graduate students for their perspectives on the program; they will also be glad to answer any questions you may have.  This year's field representative is Jenn de Vries.