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Eric Dursteler

Professor
History, History
Email: ericd@byu.edu

2129 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Eric Dursteler (Brown, 2000) is Professor of History at Brigham Young University. His research focuses on gender, religious identity and food in the the early modern Mediterranean. 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, and In the Sultan’s Realm: Two Venetian Ambassadorial Reports on the Early Modern Ottoman Empire (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 former book review editor for the Journal of Early Modern History.

Research Interests

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

Teaching Interests

Early Modern Mediterranean; Food History; Renaissance Italy

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Kappa Phi (2016 - Present)
  • Best International Book, 2019, Mormon History Association (2019 - 2019)
  • Karl G. Maeser Research and Creative Arts Award, BYU (2016 - 2017)
  • Nicky B. Carpenter Fellowship, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (2016 - 2016)
  • Renaissance Society of America Short-Term Research Grant, Renaissance Society of America (2016 - 2016)
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow, Huntington Library (2012 - 2013)
  • Research Grant, FHSS (2012 - 2013)
  • Women's Research Initiative Grant, BYU (2012 - 2013)
  • Alcuin Fellowship, General Education (GE) (2010 - 2013)
  • Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society (2012 - 2012)
  • Honorable Mention Best Book of 2011, Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (2012 - 2012)
  • Research Grant, Kennedy Center (2012 - 2012)
  • Short-term Fellowship, Folger Shakespeare Library (2012 - 2012)
  • Helen Williams Award, Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (2010 - 2010)

Administrative Assignments

  • Department of History: Department Chair (2016 - 2019)

Professional Citizenship

  • Editor, Associate Editor, Journal of Early Modern History (2010 - 2019)

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