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Dauverd, Celine

Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Dauverd’s research focuses on the political and cultural history of the Italian Renaissance with an emphasis on the histories of empire and religion in the Mediterranean world. Central to Dauverd’s work is the study of how and why Italy emerged as a focus of disputes between the imperial systems of France, Spain, and Turkey. Dauverd's first book focuses on the intersection between imperialism, migration, religious culture, and trade in the early modern Mediterranean. Dauverd's second book centers on Spanish religious culture in southern Italy during the Renaissance, appraising how the Spanish viceroys contributed to religious rituals through the principle of 'good government' over 200 years. Dauverd’ s third book examines the relation between Genoese colonialism and Corsican resistance through the practice of rebellion, magic, and reason. Dauverd's fourth book assesses how the North African conquest (Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia) forced the papacy to reinvent itself from 1450-1620.


  • Religions and empires in early modern Europe and the Mediterranean; Italian merchants, The Habsburg crown, Medieval Spain, cultural relations between Muslims and Christians in XV-XVII century-Mediterranean, religious culture in early modern times, migration, rituals and processions, premodern ethnography, Renaissance Italy, international relations in premodern Europe, papacy temporal jurisdiction, conquest of North Africa 16th c., Renaissance papacy


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courses taught

  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.
  • HIST 1011 - Greeks, Romans, Kings & Crusaders: European History to 1600
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Examines the history and formation of Europe from its roots in the ancient Near East to Greece to the creation of Medieval states and kingdoms. Topics may include the rise of Christianity, Barbarian migrations, religious persecution, the role of gender and minority status, the growth of trade and European encounters, the Black Death, the European Renaissance the Protestant Reformation.
  • HIST 2110 - History of Early Modern Societies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Examines major themes in Early Modern history in a variety of global contexts. Issues to be explored could include intellectual developments, religion, popular culture, social history, economic and political changes, and states and warfare, usually in a specific region or nation (i.e. Europe, Latin America, the Atlantic World, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, etc.). Topics vary in any given semester.
  • HIST 4303 - Venice and Florence during the Renaissance
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2021
    Comparative urban study of Florence and Venice from 13th through 16th centuries. Principal subjects are the distinctive economies of the cities, political developments, Renaissance humanism, patronage of the arts, and foreign policy. Recommended prerequisite: HIST 1011. Same as HIST 5303.
  • HIST 4304 - The Cosmos in Premodern Mediterranean Societies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2023
    Through a chronological investigation of ideas about the cosmos in ancient Mediterranean societies, this course communicates how ancient and premodern people thought about, described, and made space part of their daily lives. It will expose students to primary sources such as hieroglyphs, paintings, poems, lyrics & maps. By doing so students will also develop knowledge about ancient societies. The course will include lectures, student skit presentations, learning cells & one class project. Recommended prerequisites: HIST 1011 or CLAS 1051 or CLAS 1061.
  • HIST 4320 - The History of the Mediterranean, 1000-1600
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Familiarizes students with the Mediterranean ecumene covering concepts such as the Renaissance, the Crusades, traders and travelers, religions and cities. Explores both conflicts (military, confessional) and exchanges (commercial, artistic, scientific) thus helping students think cross culturally, comparatively and thematically. Emphasizes the Mediterranean contribution to historical developments of western Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Recommended prerequisite: HIST 1011 or HIST 1061 or HIST 1308 or HIST 4061 or HIST 4071 or HIST 4081 or HIST 4091 or HIST 4711.
  • HIST 4343 - Spain and Portugal during the Golden Age
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Surveys the history of Spain and Portugal from the late medieval period through early modern period. Explores the thought, art, politics and socio-economic milieu of the Golden Age. Topics include attitudes toward minorities, the Inquisition, the Age of Exploration and the establishment of colonial empires in Asia and the Americas, court culture and architecture, religious conflicts and literary production. Recommended prerequisite: HIST 1011 or HIST 1018. Formerly HIST 4064. Same as HIST 5343.
  • HIST 4803 - Special Topics in European History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    Covers specialized topics in European history, usually focusing on a specific country or theme. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: HIST 1011 or HIST 1012.
  • HIST 5012 - Graduate Colloquium in European History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Acquaints students with key works in the literature of European history, and addresses matters of method and interpretation. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced requisite: admission to the graduate program in history.
  • HIST 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
  • HIST 7252 - Seminar: Early Modern Europe, 16th to 18th Centuries
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Introduces graduate students to various research approaches and methods in early modern European historiography and requires them to produce a substantial and original research paper using both primary and secondary sources. Specific topics will vary.


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