Reformation 500 Presentations and Papers

Dr. Alexa Doebele – Spring 2015

Dr. Mickey Mattox – Fall 2014

Mickey L. Mattox is Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI). His interests include Martin Luther and the history of biblical interpretation, as well as ecumenical theology. He earned the Ph.D. degree at Duke University, where he studied with David C. Steinmetz. His books include “Defender of the Most Holy Matriarchs: Martin Luther’s Interpretation of the Women of Genesis” (Brill, 2003), and changing Changing Churches: An Orthodox, Catholic, and Lutheran Theological Conversation (Eerdmans, 2012). His most recent work is Iohannes Oecolampadius: An Exposition of Genesis (Marquette University Press, 2013), which offers a translation and historical introduction to this Swiss reformer’s commentary on Genesis 1-3. He is presently at work on a study of the cosmology of Martin Luther.

Dr. Brian Harries – Spring 2014

Brian Harries, Assistant Professor of English at CUW, earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas. His dissertation was titled Troy Imagery and Competing Codes of Piety in Shakespeare’s Early History Plays. His academic interests focus on Shakespeare, early British literature, Drama, Classical Epic, and History of the Book.

Dr. Peter Barker – Fall 2013

Peter Barker is Professor of the History of Science at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of more than fifty scholarly articles, six edited collections, and two books, most recently The Cognitive Structure of Scientific Revolutions (Cambridge, 2006). His research and teaching cover the entire history of the western scientific tradition from the Greeks to the present with special attention to the early modern period and the twentieth century. Recent research addresses the background to Copernicus’s work, including his debt to Islamic science. Before joining the University of Oklahoma, Barker served as the first director of Virginia Tech’s graduate program in Science and Technology Studies. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., Konstanz, Germany, and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His research has been supported by both the U.S. National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is currently Associate Editor of Centaurus, the official journal of the European Society for the History of Science.

Dr. Kathleen Crowther – Fall 2013

Kathleen Crowther is an associate professor in the Department of the History of Science at the University of Oklahoma. She received her Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University and has held a Mellon post-doctoral fellowship at Swarthmore College and a Kluge fellowship at the Library of Congress. Her first book, Adam and Eve in the Protestant Reformation (Cambridge, 2010) won the Gerald Strauss Prize for best new book in Reformation studies. Her articles have appeared in the journals Isis and Renaissance Quarterly and in several edited collections. She is currently working on a book about Sacrobosco's Sphere.

Dr. Merry Wiesner-Hanks: Spring 2013

Wiesner-Hanks is the Senior Editor of the Sixteenth Century Journal and the author or editor of twenty books and many articles that have appeared in English, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Chinese, Turkish, and Korean. Her books include Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe and Luther on Women, A Sourcebook, both published by Cambridge University Press.