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Laurie Nussdorfer

William Armstrong Professor of History, Emerita

Professor of Letters, Emerita


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BA Yale University
MA Princeton University
MSC London School of Economics and Political Science
PHD Princeton University

Laurie Nussdorfer

I'm a historian of early modern Rome (1500-1800). My research explores a wide range of topics in political, social, and cultural history from popular politics, print culture, urban space, and legal practices to artists' organizations and men's households. Recently I published the book Brokers of Public Trust: Notaries in Early Modern Rome (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009). Currently I'm working on Baroque Rome as a "city of men," where males substantially outnumbered females and the clergy held the reins of both domestic and political power.

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Spring 2015:  Mondays 2:45 to 4:30 and by appointment.  All office hours held in 41 Wyllys, Room 313.