Joy Wiltenburg received her Ph.D. in the social history of early modern Europe from the University of Virginia. She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Rochester and has been a member of the Rowan history faculty since 1991.
Tuesday 1:30-3:30, Thursday 1:30-2; other times by appointment.
Dr. Wiltenburg teaches courses on
European history from the
Middle Ages through
the Enlightenment. Courses offered regularly include Renaissance and
Reformation, Age of Enlightenment, Women
in Europe to 1700, and Women in Modern Europe. She also teaches more
specialized courses such as Proseminar and Seminar, focusing on her
specialty in the social and cultural history of early modern Europe.
Dr. Wiltenburg became chair of the
History Department in summer 2007. She has also served as the
department's advising coordinator and on various university committees.
Dr. Wiltenburg's article "True Crime:
The History of Modern Sensationalism" appeared in the December 2004
issue of The American Historical Review. Her
first book, Disorderly Women and
Female Power in the Street Literature of Early Modern England and
Germany, was published
in 1992 by the University Press of Virginia. Women in Early Modern
Germany: An Anthology of Popular Texts was published in 2003 by Medieval and
Renaissance Texts and Studies (MRTS) of the University of Arizona. Dr.
Wiltenburg's article "Culture and the Carolina: Revisiting the Imperial
Penal Code of 1532" appeared in the fall 2000 issue of Renaissance
Quarterly. Grants and
fellowships from Rowan University, the National Endowment for the
Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies have
supported research on these and other publications and presentations.
Dr. Wiltenburg is currently completing a book project on the cultural history of crime in early modern Germany.