Amy E. Houston


My general area of study is the cultural, religious and intellectual history of early modern Europe, especially France. My specific interests include the history of the book and the dissemination of print, the French civil and religious wars of the sixteenth century, cultural and intellectual responses to warfare, religious conflict and coexistence in Reformation-era Europe, the history of medicine, the relationship between popular and learned culture, and the history of magic and witchcraft in the early modern period.


  • Ph.D. European History (2010) Harvard University
  • M.A. European History (2003) Harvard University
  • B.A. History (2000) The College of Idaho


  • European History Seminar (HIS 360)
  • Faith and Violence in Early Modern Europe (HIS 101/FYS 113)
  • Medicine, Healthcare and Society in Europe, 1000-1700 (100/131)
  • Renaissance and Revolutions: Early Modern Europe (HIS 227)
  • Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe (HIS 229)
  • The French Revolution (HIS 351)
  • Modern France (HIS 245)