Dr. Molly Taylor-Poleskey

Assistant Professor

Dr. Molly Taylor-Poleskey
615-898-2631
Room 187, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 23, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Departments/Programs

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Stanford University (2016)
  • M.A., Stanford University (2011)
  • A.B., Mount Holyoke College (2005)

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital History
  • Early Modern Europe
  • Food History
  • Cultural History

Biography

Dr. Taylor-Poleskey's general scholarly interests are in cultural exchange, material culture, court culture, and the history of everyday life in early modern Europe. Her current book project explores the rise of the House of Brandenburg-Prussia in the 17th century through the lens of its food culture. 

Taylor-Poleskey enjoys using new, digital tools to illuminate and narrate history. She developed “Journey up the Rhine,” an interactive map of the 1613 Palatine wedding...

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Dr. Taylor-Poleskey's general scholarly interests are in cultural exchange, material culture, court culture, and the history of everyday life in early modern Europe. Her current book project explores the rise of the House of Brandenburg-Prussia in the 17th century through the lens of its food culture. 

Taylor-Poleskey enjoys using new, digital tools to illuminate and narrate history. She developed “Journey up the Rhine,” an interactive map of the 1613 Palatine wedding journey, has been a research assistant for the Mapping the Republic of Letters Project and worked on visualizing the intellectual networks of the Grand Tour to Italy in the eighteenth century. For more about her work, please visit her website.

 

 

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Publications

  • "Speisen und Konsum in den Residenzen des Großen Kurfürsten: Preußen, Kleve
  • und Brandenburg im Vergleich, 1640–1688.” Preußenland und Preußen. Polyzentrik im Zentralstaat 1525-1945, ed. Bernhart Jähnig, Jürgen Kloosterhuis, Wulf Wagner, 2016. 
  • “Mapping the Journey up the Rhine: Digital Representations of the Marriage Journey.” in The Palatine Wedding of 1613.  Context, Celebration, and Conseque...
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  • "Speisen und Konsum in den Residenzen des Großen Kurfürsten: Preußen, Kleve
  • und Brandenburg im Vergleich, 1640–1688.” Preußenland und Preußen. Polyzentrik im Zentralstaat 1525-1945, ed. Bernhart Jähnig, Jürgen Kloosterhuis, Wulf Wagner, 2016. 
  • “Mapping the Journey up the Rhine: Digital Representations of the Marriage Journey.” in The Palatine Wedding of 1613.  Context, Celebration, and Consequence of an Anglo-German Alliance, edited by Sara Smart and Mara R. Wade.  Wolfenbüttel: Wolfenbütteler Arbeiten zur Renaissanceforschung, 2013, 171-190.  
  • “Burney’s Journey: Visualizing social and research networks of one 18th-century ‘Grand
  • Tourist’” in The CESTA Anthology 2013, edited by Jake Coolidge with an introduction by Zephyr Frank. Stanford: The Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), 2013, 51-58.

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Awards

  • Giles Whiting Humanities Fellowship (2014-5)
  • DAAD Graduate Research Fellowship (2011-12)
  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (2006-7)

Courses

Undergraduate

  • Doing Digital History: The City of Nashville
  • US Survey to 1877
  • Science, Religion, and Magic in Europe, 1500-1800

Graduate

  • Digital History for Public Historians
  • Hidden Town in 3D: Maymester DH Field School