Elizabeth Horodowich, Ph.D.


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B.A., Oberlin College, 1992

Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 2000

Curriculum Vitae

Research and Teaching Interests: Early Modern Europe and Italy, History of Women and Gender, Travel Literature and the Age of Encounters, 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 current research, Amerasia: A European Discovery in the First Global Age (co-authored with Alexander Nagel) – explores the myriad ways in which 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

Explore the interactive digital humanities project Amerasia: An Inquiry into Early Modern Imaginative Geography here.

Listen to an overview of The Venetian Discovery of America on the New Books Network podcast here.






















History 101G: The Roots of Modern Europe

History 111G: Global History to 1500

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 412: Travel Literature in the Age of Encounters

History 424: The History of Food

History 598: The Craft of History