Faculty

Dr. Suzanne Sutherland

Assistant Professor

Dr. Suzanne Sutherland
(615) 494-8736
Room 274, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 23, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Stanford University (2012)
  • M.A., Stanford University, CA (2007)
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, CA (2001)

Areas of Expertise

Early Modern Europe
Medieval Europe

Biography

 

Dr. Sutherland's teaching and research focus on the relationships between war and other developments in the early modern period including the scientific revolution, the republic of letters, and the growth of states and empires. She is currently working on a book about early modern Italian military contractors who served the Habsburgs from the late sixteenth century to the Siege of Vienna as well as a collaborative, interdisciplinary digital humanities project on early modern in...

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Dr. Sutherland's teaching and research focus on the relationships between war and other developments in the early modern period including the scientific revolution, the republic of letters, and the growth of states and empires. She is currently working on a book about early modern Italian military contractors who served the Habsburgs from the late sixteenth century to the Siege of Vienna as well as a collaborative, interdisciplinary digital humanities project on early modern intellectual networks, Mapping the Republic of Letters. She is a northern California native and her home away from home is Prague, Czech Republic.

Publications

Book chapter

“Warfare, Entrepreneurship, and Politics,” in The Routledge History of the Renaissance, ed. William Caferro. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2017. 

Refereed Journal Article

“From Battlefield to Court: Raimondo Montecuccoli’s Diplomatic Mission to Queen Christina of Sweden after the Thirty Years War,” The Sixteenth Century Journal 47 (2016), 4 (Winter): 915-38

Manuscripts under review

“Etruscan Dreams, Florentine Failures: Athanasius Kircher, Medici Patronage, and Tuscan Friendships, 1633-80” (co-written with Paula Findlen and Iva Lelková), I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance

Manuscripts in preparation

The Rise of the Military Entrepreneur: War, Diplomacy, and Knowledge in Habsburg Europe

The Baroque Postmaster: Athanasius Kircher between Rome and the World (co-written with Paula Findlen and Iva Lelková)

The Renaissance of Letters:  Knowledge and Community, 1350-1750 (co-edited with Paula Findlen)

“Military Letters” in The Renaissance of Letters: Knowledge and Community, 1350-1750, eds. Paula Findlen and Suzanne Sutherland 

Book reviews

Review article of Gregory Hanlon, Italy, 1636: Cemetery of Armies, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Journal of Military History (forthcoming)

Review article of Daniel Stolzenberg, Egyptian Oedipus. Athanasius Kircher and the secrets of Antiquity, Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2013. Archivum Historicum Societatis Iesu (AHSI), Vol. LXXXIV, FASC. 167, 2015

Review article of John Edward Fletcher, A Study of the Life and Works of Athanasius Kircher, "Germanus Incredibilis" with a Selection of his Unpublished Correspondence and an Annotated Translation of his Autobiography. Edited for publication by Elizabeth Fletcher. Brill: Leiden and Boston, 2011. AMBIX, Vol. 61, No. 1, February, 2014, 100-108â��

Selected Awards

Faculty Research and Creativity Award, 2015

Faculty Research and Creativity Award, 2016

Mabelle McLeod Lewis Memorial Fund, 2011-2012

Centennial Teaching Prize, Stanford University History Department, 2012

Fulbright IIE Fellowship, 2009

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Survey World Civilizations I

Survey Western Civilization I

Reformation Europe

The Origins of Modern War: From the Crusades to Napoleon

Science, Religion, and Magic in Europe, 1500-1800 

Graduate Courses Taught

Readings in Pre-Modern European History (History MA Course)

Topics in Science and Reason: The Scientific Revolution, 1500-1800 (Liberal Arts MA course)  

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Department of History
Middle Tennessee State University
Box 23
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Murfreesboro, TN 37132

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Department Chair
Kevin Leonard

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