Duncan Hardy is a historian of Central Europe - broadly defined - in the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. He specializes in the history of the Holy Roman Empire - the vast entity at the heart of early modern Europe, which encompassed all or part of more than a dozen modern European countries. More generally, he is interested in models of state/polity formation and the debates around long-term political change in medieval and early modern Europe; religious conflicts and the late medieval and early modern Crusades; the history of diplomacy; and the comparative study of political cultures (as manifested in, for instance, courtly rituals, group identities, and social networks).
Currently he is writing up his first book, Associative Political Culture in the Holy Roman Empire: Upper Germany, 1346-1521, which argues that the political landscape of the Empire is best understood as a nexus of intertwined networks, formalized by and within leagues, alliances, and assemblies. His second project, which is in its preliminary research phase, examines processes of political and religious change, and particularly emerging concepts of reform, within the loose and multilateral framework of the Empire in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, with a view to rethinking the early Reformation in light of its political context.
Early Modern Europe; Late Medieval Europe; Reformation History; Political History; German History; Central Europe; Holy Roman Empire; Political Culture.
2017: Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe - Johann Daniel Schöpflin Prize
2016: German History Society - German History Society Prize
2016-20: Trinity College, University of Cambridge - Title A Research Fellowship
2015-16: Wiener-Anspach Foundation - Postdoctoral Fellowship
2014-15: Institute of Historical Research, University of London - Scouloudi Fellowship
2014: German History Society - Annual Postgraduate Bursary
2014: University of Oxford, Faculty of History - Bryce Research Studentship
2012/2014: University of Oxford, Jesus College - T.E. Lawrence Award for Mediaeval History
2011-14: UK Arts and Humanities Research Council - Doctoral Award
No courses found for Summer 2016.
No courses found for Fall 2016.
No courses found for Spring 2017.
No courses found for Summer 2017.
|Course Number||Course||Title||Mode||Date and Time||Syllabus|
|80452||EUH2000||Western Civilization Ⅰ||Face2Face||M,W,F 11:30AM - 12:20PM||Unavailable|
|No Description Available|
|81853||EUH3142||Renaissance and Reformation||Face2Face||M,W,F 9:30AM - 10:20AM||Unavailable|
|No Description Available|
No courses found for Spring 2018.
Updated: Sep 4, 2017