early modern European history Holy Roman Empire Habsburg Dynasty
I am a historian of Early Modern Europe, with a particular interest in the Holy Roman Empire and the lands ruled by members of the Habsburg Dynasty, both inside the Empire and elsewhere around Europe and the world. My primary chronological period of research concentration is between approximately 1550 and 1650.
Additional research interests include the roles of Habsburg women and their courts in early modern Europe, as well as early modern empire and urban studies. I have experience directing a program in Public History and am also interested in museum studies.
My current research project centers on the imagined and experienced landscapes of the Holy Roman Empire in the 1560's and 1570's.
Potential graduate students wishing to work with me in one of the above or related fields are encouraged to contact me well in advance of the admission application deadline.
"Exploring Central European History"
"Conversations about Austria"
Recent book reviews
Rubén González Cuerva and Alexander Koller, editors, A Europe of Courts, a Europe of Factions: Political Groups at Early Modern Centres of Power (1550–1700). Renaissance Quarterly 73:3 (2020) 1034-35.
Julia Hodapp, Habsburgerinnen und Konfessionalisierung im spaeten 16. Jahrhundert. Francia recensio 2019:4.
"Oesterreich-Ungarn in Waffen": Curators' Tours of Photography Exhibit, Rutherford South Library, 10 January and February 26, 2020.
"Opera 101: Mozart's 'Marriage of Figaro," Edmonton Opera, 15 January, 2020.
Winter Term 2021:
HIST 310 "History of the Habsburg Monarchy".
Please contact Professor Patrouch via email at email@example.com. He will not be holding regularly scheduled office hours at this time.
A survey of European history from approximately 1200 to 1800.Fall Term 2021
Introduction to the basic concepts of historical inquiry and techniques of research and writing in History. Course includes lectures and discussions. Required for History majors. Prerequisite: A previous course in History or consent of the Department.Winter Term 2022
The multinational empire of the Habsburgs from the unification of Austria, Bohemia and Hungary to the destruction of the empire in World War I.Winter Term 2021 Winter Term 2022
Prerequisite: *3 in HIST at the 300-level or consent of Department.Fall Term 2021