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.


  • A.M. and Ph. D., History, Harvard University
  • B.A., History, The College of Idaho

Courses Taught

  • The Age of Absolutism
  • The French Revolution
  • Modern France
  • Western Civilization I
  • Western Civilization II
  • Women & Gender in Early Modern Europe