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

Research Interests:  Popular Culture, Sociability, Violence, Games and Gambling, Urban Spaces 

Current Project:  Gaming and Sociability in Early Modern Italy

Education:  Early Modern Italian and Mediterranean History, Ohio State University (Ph.D., 2009)

Courses Taught Spring 2019:

Historian’s Craft

Europe, 1600-1800

Regularly Taught Courses:

Medieval Europe, 500-1500

Europe, 1300-1600

The Italian Renaissance

The Mediterranean World

Historian's Craft

Select Honors and Grants:

2018 Delmas Fellowship for Research in Venice 

2016-2017 I Tatti Fellowship in Florence, Harvard University

2015 I Tatti Prize for Best Essay by a Junior Scholar

2015 Short-Term Fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library

2015 Charles Montgomery Gray Fellowship at the Newberry Library

2015 Eadington Fellowship, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Center for Gaming Research

2005-2006 Fulbright Fellowship to Italy

Select Publications:    

The Vacant See in Early Modern Rome: A Social History of the Papal Interregnum (Leiden: 2016).

"Betting on the Papal Election in Sixteenth-Century Rome," Occasional Papal Series 32. Las Vegas, Center for Gaming Research, University Libraries, 2015.

"The Pope's Two Souls and the Space of Ritual Protest during Rome's Sede Vacante," in The Sacralization of Space and Behavior in the Early Modern World, ed. Jennifer DeSilva (Burlington, VT: 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: 2014).  

“Carriages, Violence and Masculinity in Early Modern Rome,”—I Tatti: 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).