Chair, Department of History
Professor of History
Late Medieval & Early Modern Europe, Low Countries, Urban History
Degrees: B.A. New College; M.A. New York University; Ph.D. SUNY Binghamton
Selected Research: Beggars, Iconoclasts and Civic Patriots: The Political Culture of the Dutch Revolt, 1555-1585 (Cornell, 2008); co-ed. Power, Gender, and Ritual in Europe and the Americas. Essays in Memory of Richard C. Trexler (University of Toronto, 2008); Realms of Ritual: Burgundian Ceremony and Civic Life in Late-Medieval Ghent (Cornell, 1996).
Peter Arnade is a specialist in late medieval and early modern Europe and comparative urban history. His published work has concerned urban ritual, state power, public space, social life and political conflict, with a focus on the Low Countries and Burgundian and Habsburg era more generally. His new research interests include world cities and early modern empires. He is author of Beggars, Iconoclasts and Civic Patriots: The Political Culture of the Dutch Revolt (1555-1585) (Cornell University Press, 2008) and Realms of Ritual: Burgundian Ceremony and Civic Life in Late-Medieval Ghent (Cornell University Press, 1996). He is coauthor of the book in progress, Honor, Vengeance and Sexual Scandal: Pardon Letters in the Burgundian Low Countries. His has also served as guest co-editor for special issues of the Journal of Interdisciplinary History (on urban public space) and The Journal of Early Modern History (on the Dutch Revolt and its political culture), and is co-editor with Michael Rocke of Power, Gender, and Ritual in Europe and the Americas. Essays in Memory of Richard C. Trexler (Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Texts and Essays, The University of Toronto, 2008). He has been a recipient of grants from the Fulbright-Hays Exchange, The Belgian American Educational Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Getty Research Foundation, and the Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies, and the Renaissance Society of America