Eric Dursteler, Professor

Department: History

Vita

Email: ericd@byu.edu

Office: 2130 JFSB

Phone: 801-422-5260

Website

Bio

Eric Dursteler (Brown, 2000) is Professor and Chair of History at Brigham Young University. His research focuses on gender, religious identity and food in the the early modern Mediterranean, with a side interest in the history of Mormonism in Italy.  His publications include Venetians in Constantinople: Nation, Identity and Coexistence in the Early Modern Mediterranean (2006), Renegade Women: Gender, Identity and Boundaries in the Early Modern Mediterranean (2011), A Companion to Venetian History (2013), and The Mediterranean World: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Napoleon (2016), co-authored with Monique O’Connell. His next book, In the Sultan’s Realm: Two Venetian Ambassadorial Reports on the Early Modern Ottoman Empire will be published by the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies in spring 2018. He is currently working on a book on food and foodways in the early modern Mediterranean. His research has been funded by, among others, the Fulbright Commission, the NEH, Villa I Tatti and the Delmas Foundation. He is editor of the News on the Rialto, and book review editor for the Journal of Early Modern History.

Education

  • PHD in HISTORY from BROWN UNIVERSITY, 2000
  • MA in HISTORY from BROWN UNIVERSITY, 1994
  • MA in History from Brigham Young University, 1992
  • BA in HISTORY from Brigham Young University, 1988

Research Interests

Early modern Mediterranean, food and history, multilingual societies, religious identity and conversion

Awards

  • Phi Kappa Phi from Phi Kappa Phi,
  • Karl G. Maeser Research and Creative Arts Award from BYU, 2017
  • Nicky B. Carpenter Fellowship from Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, 2016
  • Renaissance Society of America Short-Term Research Grant from Renaissance Society of America, 2016
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow from Huntington Library, 2013
  • Research Grant from FHSS, 2013
  • Women's Research Initiative Grant from BYU, 2013
  • Alcuin Fellowship from General Education (GE), 2013
  • Franklin Research Grant from American Philosophical Society, 2012
  • Honorable Mention Best Book of 2011 from Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, 2012
  • Research Grant from Kennedy Center, 2012
  • Short-term Fellowship from Folger Shakespeare Library, 2012
  • Helen Williams Award from Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning, 2010