Elizabeth Horodowich, Ph.D.


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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