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Ronald Delph

Professor

delph 701-R Pray-Harrold

734.487.0905

rdelph@emich.edu

Education

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Interests and Expertise

Professor Delph teaches courses on Europe in the Middle Ages, and on European culture and society in the Renaissance and Reformation eras. His specialty is Renaissance Italy, and he frequently teaches his course, “Power, Place and Image in Florence and Rome,” in these two lovely Italian cities over winter break, accompanied by Eastern students.

His articles appear in the Encyclopedia of World History, and the Encyclopedia of the Reformation. Book reviews appear in Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook, Catholic Historical Review, and Sixteenth Century Journal

Courses taught:

  • Hist 101 Western Civilization to 1648
  • Hist 102  Western Civilization 1648-WWII
  • Hist 110 World Civilization since 1500
  • Hist 300 Research and Writing History
  • Hist 327 Europe in the Early Middle Ages 400-1050
  • Hist 328 Europe in the Later Middle Ages 1050-1400
  • Hist 329 Power, Place & Image in Florence & Rome
  • Hist 330  Renaissance and Reformation Europe
  • Hist 505 Historical Methods
  • Hist 514 Renaissance and Reformation Europe
  • Hist 516 Medieval and Renaissance Florence and Rome
  • Hist 591 Rogue Queens of Early Modern Europe
  • Hist 592 The European Witchcraze
  • Hist 592 The Crusades

Publications

“Emending and Defending the Vulgate Old Testament: Agostino Steuco’s Quarrel with Erasmus,” in Biblical Humanism and Scholasticism in the Age of Erasmus, ed. Erika Rummel, (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2008).

Heresy, Culture, and Religion in Early Modern Italy: Contexts and Contestations, ed. Ronald Delph, Michelle Fontaine, and John Martin (Kirksville, Mo.: Truman State University Press, 2006).

Renovatio, Reformatio, and Humanist Ambition in Rome,” in Religion and Culture in Early Modern Italy: Contexts and Contestations, ed. Ronald Delph, Michelle Fontaine, and John Martin (Kirksville, Mo.: Truman State University Press, 2006).

Russ Olwell and Ronald Delph, “Implementing Assessment and Improving Undergraduate Writing: One Department’s Experience,” History Teacher 38 (2004):21-35.

“Valla ‘Grammaticus’, Agostino Steuco and the Donation of Constantine,” Journal of the History of Ideas 57 (1996):55-77.

“From Venetian Visitor to Curial Humanist: The Development of Agostino Steuco’s Counter-Reformation Thought.” Renaissance Quarterly 47 (1994): 102-39.

“Curial Strategies for Polishing the Papal Image: The Case of Agostino Steuco,” Sixteenth-Century Journal 23 (1992): 35-74. 

The History & Philosophy Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 701 Pray Harrold, 734.487.1018