Hunt, John M
 
Department:
Title: Assistant Professor of History
Office: LA012Q
Email: john.hunt@uvu.edu
Phone: 801-863-6917
Fax:
Mail Code: 185

Teaching Interests: Renaissance Italy, Early Modern Europe, the Mediterranean, Ritual and Ceremony

Research Interests:  Ritual; Popular Culture; Violence; Rumor and the Public Sphere; Sede Vacante and Popular Protest

Current Project:  Violence and the Vacant See in Early Modern Rome (manuscript in preparation)

Education: 2009, Ph. D., Early Modern Italian and European History, Ohio State University; 2000, M.A., Medieval and Renaissance History, University of Cincinnati; 1998, B.A., History, Inidana University Southeast

Select Honors and Grants:

2013 Folger Institute Faculty Seminar, "The Orality/Literacy Heuristic."

2011 National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Institute at the American Academy in Rome, "Art, History and Culture in Rome, 1527-1798."

2011 Younger Scholar Grant, Renaissance Society of America

2010  National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar at the Folger Shakespeare Library, "Ritual and Ceremony from Late Medieval Europe to Early America."

2005 Fulbright Fellowship to Italy

Publications:    

“Rumors, Newsletters and the Pope’s Death in Early Modern Rome,” in News in Early Modern Europe: Currents and Connections, eds. Simon Davies and Katharine Fletcher (Leiden: Brill, 2014). [forthcoming]

 

“Carriages, Violence and Masculinity in Early Modern Rome,”—commissioned for a special volume of I Tatti Studies: Essays in the Renaissance on “Gender in Early Modern Rome” (2014). [forthcoming                                      

 “‘The Conclave from the ‘Outside In’: Rumor, Disorder, and Speculation in Rome during Early Modern Papal Elections,”— in Journal of Early Modern History 16 (2012).  

 “The End of the Mediterranean’s Dominance, 1571-1669,” in Events that Formed the Modern World; From the European Renaissance to the War on Terror, eds. John Findling and Frank Thackeray (Santa Barbara: ABC/Clio, 2012).  

“The Consumption of Violence: Carriage Culture in Early Modern Rome, ca. 1550- 1650,” in Early Modern Rome, 1341-1667: Proceedings of a Conference held in Rome, May 13-15, 2010, ed. Portia Prebys (Ferrara: SATE, 2011).   

 

“The Ceremonies of the Conclave and Print Culture in Baroque Rome.”—web-article for the Folger Shakespeare Library’s teaching site, “Ritual and Ceremony from Late Medieval Europe to Early America,” 2011:

 

  http://www.folger.edu/folger_institute/ritual_ceremony/themes/conclave/john-hunt/  

 

“The French in North America, 1534-1701,” in What Happened? An Encyclopedia of the Events that Changed America Forever, eds. John Findling and Frank Thackeray (Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2011).

 

 "Patrons and Artists in the Italian Renaissance,” Exploring the European Past, ed. Timothy Gregory (Mason, OH: Thomson, 2003), co-authored with Robert C. Davis. 

 

Conference Papers:

 

“Banditry as Diplomacy: Alfonso Piccolomini and the Roman Campagna, 1590-91,” to be given at the international conference, “Early Modern Rome II,” Rome, October 2013. 

 

“Destroying the Tyrannical Body: Ritual Assaults against Papal Statues during Rome’s Sede Vacante, 1559-1644,” to be given at the First Annual Medieval and Renaissance conference, St. Louis University, June 2013.

 

“The Righteous Anger of Benvenuto Cellini,” to be given at the forty-fifth annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, Metropolitan State University of Denver, April 2013.

 

“Benvenuto Cellini: The Righteous Anger of a Failed Courtier,” to be given as part of a series of panels, “The Violent Lives of Artists in Early Modern Italy,” at the fifty- ninth annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, San Diego, April  2013. 

 

“Rumors, Newsletters and the Pope’s Death in Early Modern Rome,” given at the  conference, “News in Early Modern Europe,” University of Sussex, UK, June 2012.

 

“The Pope’s Sacred Body in Counter-Reformation Rome,” given at the international conference, “Heroic Bodies, Bodies of Flesh: Representing the Body in Early Modern Life Narratives,” University of Reims, France, May 2012.

 

“Popes, Social Justice and the Destruction of Statues in Late Renaissance Rome,” given at the symposium, Art and Social Justice, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel, May 2012. 

 

“Gregorio Leti at the Crossroads: Religious Identity between Italy and the North in Baroque Europe,” given at the conference, “Early Modern Migrations; Exiles, Expulsion, and Religious Refugees, 1400-1700,” Victoria College, University of Toronto, Canada, April 2012. 

 

 “Pillages, Papal Elections and the Public Sphere in Late Renaissance Rome,” given as part of a series of panels dedicated to early modern popes and the curia at the fifty-eighth annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Washington DC, March 2012. 

 

“Jews and the Vacant See in Early Modern Rome,” given at the New College  Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Sarasota, Florida, March 2012. 

 

“City and Court: Citizens and Subjects during Papal Coronation Processions in Late Renaissance Rome,”given at the fifth annual meeting of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, November 2011.  Theme of the conference: “Ludi Civitatis: The Church, the Court, and the Citizens.”

 

“Mock Popes and Dystopia among Peasants of the Early Modern Papal States,” given at the Dystopia Symposium, Norwegian Institute in Rome, May 2011.  Paper has been podcasted on the Institute’s website: 

 

http://www.einarpetterson.org/Dystopia/Podcast/Entries/2011/6/9_John_M_Hunt_Mock_Popes_and_Peasants.html

 

“The Ritual of Damnatio Memoriae during Papal Vacancies, 1559-1644,” given at Sewanee’s thirty-eighth annual Medieval Colloquium: “Voice, Gesture, Memory, and Performance in Medieval Texts, Culture and Art,” Sewanee, The University of the South, April 2011.

 

“Honor, Revenge and Street Life during the Vacant See of Early Modern Rome,” given as part of a series of panels, “Tales from the Streets of Early Modern Europe,” at the fifty-seventh annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Montreal, March 2011.

 

"Gregorio Leti and the Protestant Polemic against the Papacy,” given at the annual meeting of the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Montreal, October 2010.  

 

“The Consumption of Violence: Carriage Culture in Early Modern Rome, ca. 1550-1650,” given at the conference, “Early Modern Rome, 1341-1667” at the University of California, Rome, May 2010.       

 

“‘The Conclave from the ‘Outside In’: Rumor, Speculation and Disorder in Rome during Papal Elections, 1559-1655,” given at the fifty-sixth annual meeting of the   Renaissance Society of America, Venice, April 2010.  Part of a series of panels dedicated to language, orality and communication.      

 

"The Blessed Pastor and the Cruel Tyrant: The Pope’s Two Souls during Rome’s Sede Vacante, 1559-1655," given at the session "Popular Politics in Early Modern Italy" at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, San Diego, January 2010. 

 

 “‘This Miserable State’: The Papal States during the Long Vacancy of 1590-92,” given at the meeting of the fifty-fifth annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Los Angeles, March 2009.

 

 “The Vacant See and the Problem of Banditry in the Early Modern Papal States,” given at the seminar “Tradition and Circulation of Knowledge, 1605-1797," held at the Venice International University, July 2006.        

 

Select Public Papers: 

 “Waiting for the White Smoke: Benedict XVI, Sede Vacante, and Papal Elections,” public talk given at the Kennedy Center, Brigham Young University, February 2013.   

https://kennedy.byu.edu/archive/lecture.php?id=2876 

 “Violence and Ritual during the Vacant See of Late Renaissance Rome,” public talk  given at Utah Valley University, Department of History and Political Science, January 2012.

  

“Middleton and Rowley’s The Changeling,” lecture given before the Savage Rose Theater’s production of the play, Kentucky Center for the Arts, Louisville, Kentucky, December 2011. 

  

“Violence and Vengeance in Renaissance Rome during the Papal Vacant See,” talk given at the World History Workshop, History Department, University of North Florida, August 2011.

 

 “Francis Beaumont’s The Knight of the Burning Pestle,” lecture given before the Savage Rose Theater’s staging of the play, Kentucky Center for the Arts, Louisville, December 2010.

 

  “Four Piazze of Renaissance and Baroque Rome,” tour and talk given to study abroad  group in Rome, West Virginia University, June 2010.

 

“Rumor, Intrigue and Papal Elections in Renaissance Rome,” invited lecture given at the Italian Studies Club, West Virginia University, April 2010.       

 

“The Market and the Conclave: Papal Elections in Renaissance Rome,” invited lecture given at the history department of Indiana University Southeast, March 2010.

 

“Piety and the Patronage of Prayer Books in Renaissance Europe,”Gallery Talk given at the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, February 2010.       

 

  

   

 

 

       

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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