Early Modern Societies

Peasant Wedding by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

Peasant Wedding by Pieter Bruegel the Elder / Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

Our faculty has long specialized in the study of the period between 1450 and 1800, exploring the social, religious, political, and intellectual history of Early Modern societies from around the globe. The history of the Atlantic World, or the history of interactions between peoples and empires bordering the Atlantic Ocean, is a particular point of strength in our department, and has led to numerous fruitful collaborations between faculty.