Dr. Molly Taylor-Poleskey

Assistant Professor

Dr. Molly Taylor-Poleskey
615-898-2631
Room 223, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 23, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Departments/Programs

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Stanford University (2016)
  • M.A., Stanford University (2011)
  • A.B., Mount Holyoke College (2005)

Areas of Expertise

Digital History
Early Modern Europe
Food History
Cultural History



Biography

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Stanford University (2016)

M.A., Stanford University, CA (2009)

B.A., Mount Holyoke College, MA (2005)

 

BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Taylor-Poleskey's general scholarly interests are in cultural exchange, material culture, court culture, and the history of everyday life in early modern Europe. Her dissertation explored the rise of the House of Brandenburg-Prussia in the 17th century through the lens of...

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EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Stanford University (2016)

M.A., Stanford University, CA (2009)

B.A., Mount Holyoke College, MA (2005)

 

BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Taylor-Poleskey's general scholarly interests are in cultural exchange, material culture, court culture, and the history of everyday life in early modern Europe. Her dissertation explored the rise of the House of Brandenburg-Prussia in the 17th century through the lens of its food culture. 

Taylor-Poleskey enjoys using new, digital tools to illuminate and narrate history. She developed “Journey up the Rhine,” an interactive map of the 1613 Palatine wedding journey, has been a research assistant for the Mapping the Republic of Letters Project and worked on visualizing the intellectual networks of the Grand Tour to Italy in the eighteenth century. For more about her work, please visit her website. 

 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:

US Survey to 1877

 

GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:

Digital History for Public Historians

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

"Speisen und Konsum in den Residenzen des Großen Kurfürsten: Preußen, Kleve

und Brandenburg im Vergleich, 1640–1688.” Preußenland und Preußen. Polyzentrik im Zentralstaat 1525-1945, ed. Bernhart Jähnig, Jürgen Kloosterhuis, Wulf Wagner, 2016. 

“Mapping the Journey up the Rhine: Digital Representations of the Marriage Journey.” in The Palatine Wedding of 1613.  Context, Celebration, and Consequence of an Anglo-German Alliance, edited by Sara Smart and Mara R. Wade.  Wolfenbüttel: Wolfenbütteler Arbeiten zur Renaissanceforschung, 2013, 171-190.  

“Burney’s Journey: Visualizing social and research networks of one 18th-century ‘Grand

Tourist’” in The CESTA Anthology 2013, edited by Jake Coolidge with an introduction by Zephyr Frank. Stanford: The Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), 2013, 51-58. 

 

SELECTED AWARDS: 

Giles Whiting Humanities Fellowship (2014-5)

DAAD Graduate Research Fellowship (2011-12)

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (2006-7)

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