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"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. He will not be holding regulary scheduled office hours at this time.
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