Hunt, John M
Assistant Professor of History
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Teaching Interests: Renaissance Italy, Early Modern Europe, the Mediterranean, Medieval Europe

Current Classes: The Historian's Craft, Senior Thesis: The Global Renaissance, Renaissance and Reformation

Future Classes:  Summer--Short-Term Multicultural Experience in Spain--Saints, Relics and Pilgrimages in the Middle Ages (trip along the Camino de Santiago). Fall--Word History to 1500, The Italian Renaissance, Senior Thesis: Merchants and Missionaries in the Early Modern World

Internship Coordinator for the History Program

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

Select Publications:    

Violence and the Vacant See in Early Modern Rome--manuscript in preparation for publication in 2015.

“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).  

“Carriages, Violence and Masculinity in Early Modern Rome,”—I Tatti Studies: Studies in the Italian Renaissance 17 (2014).

 “‘The Conclave from the ‘Outside In’: Rumor, Disorder, and Speculation in Rome during Early Modern Papal Elections,”— 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: