Dr. Graeme Murdock
Associate Professor in European History
I have two main areas of research. The first concerns efforts to promote strict standards of moral discipline in French-speaking Reformed communities during the early modern period. This involves analyses of attempts to reform sight, the body and sexuality. I also study religious life in Hungary and Transylvania. My research examines religious pluralism in Hungary and the character of the Hungarian Reformed community during the early modern period.
- The Hungarian Reformation: Books from the National Széchényi Library, Hungary (Advisory editor. Leiden: Brill, 2009). See also http://www.primarysourcesonline.nl/c51/background.php
- Beyond Calvin: The intellectual, political and cultural world of Europe’s Reformed churches, c.1540-1620 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), pp. x + 191.
- Confessional Identity in East-Central Europe (Ed. with Maria Cr?ciun, Ovidiu Ghitta; Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002), pp. xiv + 207.
- Calvinism on the Frontier: International Calvinism and the Reformed church of Hungary and Transylvania, c.1600-1660 (Oxford: Clarendon, 2000), pp. 390.
- ‘Responses to Habsburg persecution of Protestants in seventeenth-century Hungary’, Austrian History Yearbook, 40 (2009), pp. 37-52.
- ‘A magyar reformatus egyhaztortenet-iras’, in G. Fazakas, D. Csorba & B. Barath, eds, Egyhaz es kegyesseg a kora ujkorban. Kutatastorteneti tanulmanyok (Debrecen: Harsanyi Andras Alapitvany, 2009), pp. 59-82.
- ‘Calvin, clothing and the body in Reformed Geneva’, Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland (2007).
- ‘Did Calvinists have a guilt complex? Reformed religion, conscience, and regulation in early modern Europe’, Studies in Church History, 40 (2004).
- ‘'Freely elected in fear': Princely elections and political power in early seventeenth-century Transylvania’, Journal of Early Modern History, 7 (2003), pp. 213-44.
- ‘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), pp. 179-99.
- ‘The Importance of Being Josiah: An Image of Calvinist Identity’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 29 (1998), pp. 1053-59. http://www.jstor.org/pss/2543357
Teaching and Supervision
I teach undergraduate modules on European history during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. These include the Freshman (Level 1) survey ‘Europe 1500-1700: Power and belief’, and the Honors modules ‘Europe Reformed, 1540-1600’ (List 1) and ‘The Fall and Rise of Early Modern France’ (List 3). At postgraduate level I teach modules on ‘Culture and Religion’ and on ‘Tolerance and Intolerance in Early Modern Europe’ in the MPhil in Early Modern History. I also supervise doctoral research projects on a variety of subjects on religious and cultural history of early modern Europe.
Department of History
Telephone: +353 1 896 1826
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