Lee Palmer Wandel

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.


  • PhD - University of Michigan
  • MA - Brown University
  • BA - University of California-Santa Cruz 


Reading Catechisms, Teaching Religion (Brill, 2015). View Book Details

The Reformation: Towards a New History. (Cambridge University Press, 2011).  View Book Details


The Eucharist in the Reformation: Incarnation and Liturgy. (Cambridge University Press, 2006).  View Book Details

With Robin Winks. A History of Civilization, Vol. III: Europe in a Wider World: 1350-1650. (Oxford, 2003).  View Book Details
History Has Many Voices: In Honor of Robert McCune Kingdon. Editor & Introduction. Sixteenth Century Monograph series, 2003.  View Book Details
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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).  View Book Details
Voracious Idols and Violent Hands: Iconoclasm in Reformation Zurich, Strasbourg, and Basel. (Cambridge University Press, 1994; paperback, 1999).  View Book Details

Always Among Us: Images of the Poor in Zwingli's Zurich. (Cambridge University Press, 1990; Digital paperback, 2001; paperback, 2003).  View Book Details

Selected Awards:

  • 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

Advisor To:

  • Monica Ledesma

History Courses:

Lee Palmer Wandel

WARF: Michael Baxandall Chair of History



Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

4135 Mosse Humanities

4021 Mosse Humanities

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