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, 2018), and Italy and the New World, 1492-1750, 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 European 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: Click Here
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