On leave until January 2017
B.A., Oberlin College, 1992
Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 2000
Curriculum Vitae: Horodowich C.V.
Research and Teaching Interests: Early Modern Europe and Italy, History of Women and Gender, Travel Literature and the New World Discoveries, History of Cartography, History of Food
Professor Horodowich teaches and researches early modern European history with a focus on sixteenth-century Italy and Venice. She has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from a variety of institutions, including The American Historical Association, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Newberry Library, The Renaissance Society of America, and Harvard University’s Villa I Tatti. Her forthcoming books, The Venetian Discovery of America: Geographic Imagination and Print Culture in the Age of Encounters (Cambridge, 2017), and Virtual Encounters: Interpreting the New World in Early Modern Italy, 1500-1750, edited with Lia Markey (Cambridge, 2017) both explore the reception of New World knowledge in Italy, as well as the ways that Italian representations of the New World were crucial to the invention of America.
Her research in progress—a monograph and website entitled Amerasia: A Renaissance Discovery in the First Global Age (co-authored with Alexander Nagel)—explores the myriad ways that Europeans understood and represented America as Asia during the course of the sixteenth century. It was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Grant (2017-19).
Listen to Professor Horodowich’s keynote lecture on the Venetian Discovery of the New World, broadcast on Australia’s Radio National: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/creativeinstinct/venetian-armchair-explorers/4171952
The Venetian Discovery of America: Geographic Imagination and Print Culture in the Age of Encounters, Cambridge University Press, 2017
Virtual Encounters: Interpreting the New World in Early Modern Italy, 1500-1750, ed. Elizabeth Horodowich and Lia Markey, Cambridge University Press, 2017
“The Language of Gondoliers,” with Andrea Rizzi, in Language Interactions in Early Modern Europe, ed. Eva Del Soldato and Andrea Rizzi, Routledge, forthcoming 2017.
“Venetian Wall Maps and the Discovery of the New World”, in The Globalization of Renaissance Art: A Critical Review, ed. Daniel Savoy, Brill, forthcoming 2017.
“The Power of Language in the Diaries of Marin Sanudo,” in Languages of Power in Italy, ed. Daniel Bornstein and Laura Gaffuri, Brepols, forthcoming 2017.
“Wider World: Foreigners, Travel, Geography,” in Italian Renaissance Diplomacy: Texts in Translation, ed. Isabella Lazzarini and Monica Azzolini (Toronto: Durham Mediaeval and Renaissance Texts/Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 2017), forthcoming.
“The Meaning of Gossip in Sixteenth-Century Venice,” in Spoken Word and Social Practice: Orality (1400-1700), ed. Thomas Cohen and Lesley Twomey, (Leiden: Brill, 2015), 319-42.
“Witchcraft and Rumour in Renaissance Venice,” in Fama and her Sisters: Gossip and Rumour in Early Modern Europe, ed. Claire Walker and Heather Kerr (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2015), 65-83.
“Venetians in America: Nicolò Zen and the Virtual Exploration of the New World,” Renaissance Quarterly 67:3 (2014): 841-877.
Introduction to and Guest Editor of “Speech and Oral Culture in Early Modern Europe and Beyond,” The Journal of Early Modern History 16 (2012): 301-13.
A Brief History of Venice, Constable and Robinson, London, 2009
Language and Statecraft in Early Modern Venice, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2008 (paperback edition issued 2011)
History 101G: The Roots of Modern Europe
History 102G: Modern Europe
Honors 220G: The Renaissance: Discovering the Modern
Honors 222G: The Foundations of Western Culture
History 333: Renaissance and Reformation Europe
History 334: Art and Life in Renaissance Italy
History 379: The History of Italy
History 388: Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe
History 424: The History of Food
History 596: Graduate Research Seminar