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Lee Palmer Wandel Wandel

Email: lpwandel@wisc.edu
Phone: (608)263-1661
Office: 4105 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4021 Mosse Humanities

Curriculum Vitae: View PDF

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Education: PhD: University of Michigan; MA: Brown University; BA: University of California-Santa Cruz

Bio Sketch:

My field of research is early modern Christianity.  I study texts, objects, practices, and identities in the early modern world.

My teaching area is early modern Europe, 1492 to 1648, and as it entered a wider world.

Selected Publications:

  • The Reformation: Towards a New History. Cambridge University Press, 2011
  • The Eucharist in the Reformation: Incarnation and Liturgy. Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • Voracious Idols and Violent Hands: Iconoclasm in Reformation Zurich, Strasbourg, and Basel. Cambridge University Press, 1994; paperback, 1999.
  • Always Among Us: Images of the Poor in Zwingli's Zurich. Cambridge University Press, 1990; Digital paperback, 2001; paperback, 2003.
  • With Robin Winks. A History of Civilization, Vol. III: Europe in a Wider World: 1350-1650. Oxford, 2003.
  • History Has Many Voices: In Honor of Robert McCune Kingdon. Editor & Introduction. Sixteenth Century Monograph series, 2003.
  • Facing Death. Edited Howard Spiro, Mary McCrea Curnen, & Lee Palmer Wandel. Introduction & Preface to Part 2. Yale University Press, 1996; paperback, 1998; netLibrary edition, 2001.


  • Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, 2012
  • Dorothy and Hsin-Nung Yao Teaching Award, 2011
  • Chadbourne Residential College Honored Instructor Award, 2008, 2009, 2011
  • Kellett Mid-Career Award, University of Wisconsin, 2007
  • Senior Fellowship, Institute for Research in the Humanities, 2004-2009
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2003
  • Fellowship, Institute for Research in the Humanities, Fall 2002
  • Vilas Associate, University of Wisconsin, 2000-2002
  • Lilly Teaching Fellow, University of Wisconsin, 1999-2000
  • Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1997-98
  • Sarai Ribicoff Award for the Encouragement of Teaching at Yale College, 1995

History Courses Taught:

Lecture Courses:

Undergraduate Seminars:

Graduate Courses:

  • History 707 - Early Modern European History 1500-1789
  • History 814 - Seminar in the History of Europe During the Reformation
  • History 891 - Pro-seminar in Modern European History
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