Dr Graeme Murdock
Associate Professor of Modern History
My research investigates the diverse and changing character of religious life in early modern Europe. I study the impact of the Reformation in Hungary and Transylvania and the Hungarian Reformed tradition in the early modern period. I also study the consequences of religious division in French-speaking societies and consider efforts to promote moral and social discipline in French Reformed communities
Supervision and teaching
I teach courses on European history during the early modern period at undergraduate level including ‘Europe 1500-1800: power and culture’, ‘Europe Reformed, 1540-1600’ and ‘Histories of Transylvania: Blood and Soil’, and at postgraduate level on ‘Tolerance and Intolerance in Early Modern Europe’. I supervise research projects on a variety of subjects on the religious and cultural history of early modern Europe.
Books and Editorial Projects
A Companion to the Reformation in Central Europe, (eds) Howard Louthan, Graeme Murdock (Leiden, 2015).
Ritual and Violence: Natalie Zemon Davis and Early Modern France, (eds) Graeme Murdock, Penny Roberts, Andrew Spicer (Oxford, 2012).
The Hungarian Reformation. Books from the National Széchényi Library, Hungary, (adv. ed. Graeme Murdock), (Leiden, 2009).
Beyond Calvin. The Intellectual, Political and Cultural World of Europe’s Reformed Churches, c. 1540-1620 (Basingstoke, 2004).
Confessional Identity in East-Central Europe, (eds) Maria Crăciun, Ovidiu Ghitta, Graeme Murdock (Aldershot, 2002).
Calvinism on the Frontier. International Calvinism and the Reformed church of Hungary and Transylvania, c. 1600-1660 (Oxford, 2000).
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
- ‘Afterword’ in Antonín Kalous (ed.), The Transformation of Confessional Cultures in a Central European City: Olomouc, 1400-1750 (Rome, 2015).
- ‘Hungarian Reformed Orthodoxy’ in Herman Selderhuis (ed.), A Companion to Reformed Orthodoxy (Leiden, 2013).
- ‘The Elders’ Gaze: Women and Consistorial Discipline in Late Sixteenth-Century France’ in Amy Burnett (ed.) John Calvin, Myth and Reality. Images and Impact of Geneva’s Reformer (Eugene [OR], 2011).
- ‘Multiconfessionalism in sixteenth-century Transylvania’ in Thomas Safley (ed.), A Companion to Multiconfessionalism in the Early Modern World (Leiden, 2011).
- ‘Transylvanian tolerance? Religious accommodation on the frontier of Christian Europe’ in William Phillips, Marguerite Ragnow (eds), Religious Conflict and Accommodation in the early modern world (Minneapolis [MN], 2011).
- ‘Excommunication and moral discipline in Reformed Hungarian communities’ in Ray Mentzer, Françoise Moreil, Philippe Chareyre (eds), Dire l’interdit: Exclusion and Excommunication in Reformed Europe (Leiden, 2010).
- ‘Responses to Habsburg persecution of Protestants in seventeenth-century Hungary’, Austrian History Yearbook 40 (2009).
- ‘‘They are laughing at us’: Hungarian travellers and early modern European identity’ in Wendy Bracewell, Alex Drace-Francis (eds), Under Eastern Eyes. Studies in East European Travel Writing on Europe, 1550-2000 (Budapest, 2008).
- ‘Un espace-carrefour: l’Europe centrale’ in Wolfgang Kaiser (ed.), L’Europe en conflits. Les affrontements religieux et la genèse de l’Europe moderne, vers 1500- vers 1650 (Rennes, 2008).
- ‘Calvin, clothing and the body in Reformed Geneva’, Proceedings of the Huguenot Society 28 (2007).
- ‘Central and Eastern Europe’ in Alec Ryrie (ed.), Palgrave guide to the Reformation (Basingstoke, 2006).
- ‘Moderation under duress? Calvinist Irenicism in early seventeenth-century Royal Hungary’ in Luc Racaut, Alec Ryrie (eds), Between Coercion and Persuasion: moderation in the European Reformation (Aldershot, 2005).
- ‘The use and abuse of Reformed churches: Creating space for Reformed worship in seventeenth-century Hungary’ in Andrew Spicer, Sarah Hamilton (eds), Defining the holy: Sacred Space in late medieval and early modern Europe (Aldershot, 2005).
- ‘Dress, nudity and Calvinist culture in sixteenth-century France’ in Catherine Richardson (ed.), Clothing Culture, 1350-1650 (Aldershot, 2004).
- ‘The Boundaries of Reformed Irenicism: Hungary and Transylvania’ in Howard Louthan, Randall Zachman (eds), From Conciliarism to Confessional Church, 1400-1618 (South Bend [IN], 2004).
- ‘Did Calvinists have a guilt complex? Reformed religion, conscience, and regulation in early modern Europe’ in Studies in Church History. Volume 40 (2004).
- ‘'Freely elected in fear': Princely elections and political power in early seventeenth-century Transylvania’, Journal of Early Modern History 7 (2003).
- ‘Dressed to Repress? : Protestant clergy dress and the regulation of morality in early modern Europe’, Fashion Theory. The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture 2 (2000).
- ‘Magyar Judah: Constructing a new Canaan in eastern Europe’ in Studies in Church History Volume 36 (2000).
- ‘The Reformation in Eastern Europe’ in Andrew Pettegree (ed.), The Reformation World (London: Routledge, 2000).
- ‘Death, Prophecy and Judgement in Transylvania’ in Bruce Gordon, Peter Marshall (eds), The Place of the Dead in European Society, 1400-1700 (Cambridge, 2000).
- ‘The Importance of Being Josiah: An Image of Calvinist Identity’, Sixteenth Century Journal 29 (1998).
- ‘Church-building and discipline in early seventeenth-century Hungary and Transylvania’ in Karin Maag (ed.), The Reformation in Eastern and Central Europe (Aldershot, 1997).