Curriculum Vitae

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Robert Shephard
Professor of History, Elmira College
One Park Place, Elmira, NY 14901-2085
Phone: (607) 735-1939; e-mail: rshephard@elmira.edu

Education:

Ph.D. (1985), Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA - History Department, European Studies Program (Tudor and Stuart England; Renaissance and Reformation Europe: Theories of Culture)
M.A. (1981), Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
B.A. (1975), The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA - Humanities

Teaching:
  • Professor of History, Elmira College (2006- )
  • Associate Professor of History, Elmira College (1995-2006)
  • Assistant Professor of History, Elmira College ((1987-95)
  • Instructor, Contra Costa College (1985-87)
Honors:
  • Faculty Appreciation Award (2009; presented by the Elmira College Student Association)
  • Gerald R. Rubio Prize, International Sidney Society (2006)
  • Catherine McGraw Rock Award (2005: award to outstanding senior faculty member at Elmira College)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Pi of New York Chapter: Secretary-Treasurer (2007- ); President (2002-07); Honorary member (1995)
  • Jessie Ball duPont Summer Seminar, National Humanities Center (2002)
  • Regional Visiting Fellowship, Institute for European Studies, Cornell University (1999-2002)
  • Josef Stein Award (1992: award to outstanding junior faculty member at Elmira College
  • NEH grant-in-aid to attend the Folger Institute workshop "Court and Culture during the Reign of Elizabeth I: The Last Decade" (1991)
  • Haynes Dissertation Grant (1981-82; one of four merit grants awarded annually in a schoolwide competition)
  • Danforth Graduate Fellowship (1977-81)
Publications:
  • "The Sidney Family Correspondence during Robert Sidney's Continental Tour, 1579-81" (coauthored with Noel J. Kinnamon). Sidney Journal 25 (2007): 43-66.
  • "Robert Sidney, 1st earl of Leicester (1563-1626)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2004).
  • "The Political Commonplace Books of Sir Robert Sidney." Sidney Journal 21 (2003): 1-30.
  • "Sexual Rumours in English Politics: The Cases of Elizabeth I and James I," in Desire and Discipline: Sex and Sexuality in the Premodern West, ed. Jacqueline Murray and Konrad Eisenbichler (Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press, 1996): 101-22.
  • "Utopia, Utopia's Neighbors, Utopia, and Europe." The Sixteenth Century Journal 26 (1995): 845-58.
  • "Court Factions in Early Modern England." Journal of Modern History 64 (1992): 721-45.
  • "Machiavelli and the Medici: Was The Prince a Sugar-Coated Poison Pill?" CCFL Journal no. 13 (1991): 4-10.
  • "Royal Favorites and Politics in Early Modern England." CCFL Journal no. 9 (1989): 63-83.
Book Reviews:
  • Review of Michael G. Brennan and Noel J. Kinnamon, A Sidney Chronology, 1554-1664. Sidney Journal 24 (2006): 75-76.
  • Review of John Bossy, Under the Molehill: An Elizabethan Spy Story. H-Albion, through H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online (April 2002).
  • Review of Mark Nichols, A History of the Modern British Isles, 1529-1603: The Two Kingdoms. Albion 31 (1999): 630-32.
  • Review of Maurice Howard, The Tudor Image and Diana Scarisbrick, Tudor and Jacobean Jewelry. The Sixteenth Century Studies Journal 28 (1997): 669-72.
  • Review of Peter S. Bearman, Relations into Rhetorics: Local Elite Social Structure in Norfolk, England, 1540-1640. Albion 27 (1995): 659-61.
  • Review of John C. Chandler, ed., John Leland's "Itinerary": Travels in Tudor England. Albion 26 (1994): 496-97.
  • Review of Mary Beth Rose, ed., Renaissance Drama as Cultural History. The Sixteenth Century Journal 22 (1991): 802-3.
  • Review of Joan Johnson, The Gloucestershire Gentry. Albion 23 (1991): 532-34.
Papers Presented:
  • Respondent, "Sidneys, Dudleys, and the Dutch" (International Sidney Society/Congress on Medieval Studies, 2009)
  • Respondent, "Privacy, Promises, and Tricks in Arcadia" (International Sidney Society/Congress on Medieval Studies, 2008)
  • "The Sidney Family Correspondence during Robert Sidney's Continental Tour, 1579-1581" (Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 2005)
  • "Sir Robert Sidney as Reader of History" (Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 2004)
  • "A Humanist Looks at the Middle Ages" (Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 2003)]
  • "The Essex Revolt Revisited" (Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 2000)
  • "The Political Commonplace Books of Sir Robert Sidney" (Sidney Society/
  • Congress on Medieval Studies, 1999)
  • "The Political Career of Robert Devereux, the 2nd Earl of Essex: A Reassessment" (Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 1996)
  • "Lessons from Essex: Seventeenth-Century Commentaries on the Political Career of Robert Devereux, the 2nd Earl of Essex" (American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch, 1996)
  • "A Sociopolitical Analysis of George Chapman's The Gentleman Usher" (Midwestern Conference on British Studies/Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 1994)
  • "Cultural Transmission in Utopia and Utopia" (Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 1992)
  • "Sexual Rumours in English Politics: The Cases of Elizabeth I and James I" (Conference on Sex and Sexuality in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, University of Toronto, 1991)
  • "Royal Favorites in English Drama, 1590-1610" (Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 1991)
  • "Private Regard and Affection: Favorites, Power, and Authority in Early Modern England" (Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, 1986)
Sessions Chaired:
  • "The Idea of Domestic Life" (The Textures of Life at Penshurst Place, 1552-1743, held at Penshurst Place, 2003)
  • "Protestantism and Politics in England" (Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 1996)
  • "Drama, Society and Politics from the Reformation to the Enlightenment" (North American Conference on British Studies, 1993)