Faculty

Dr. Louis Haas

Professor

Dr. Louis Haas
615-898-5828
Room 263, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 23, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1990)
  • M.A., The Ohio State University (1982)
  • B.A., University of Southern Indiana (1980)

Areas of Expertise

Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Biography

Having been influenced by the French Annales School of Historiography I specialize in the social and religious history of the family in Europe during the late middle ages and the early modern period. I do research to solve questions that I want answered rather than what society asks, though I hope in answering them society does find some utility therein. Nevertheless, I do research for myself. Having been well-trained as a teaching assistant at both The Ohio State University and the Universit...

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Having been influenced by the French Annales School of Historiography I specialize in the social and religious history of the family in Europe during the late middle ages and the early modern period. I do research to solve questions that I want answered rather than what society asks, though I hope in answering them society does find some utility therein. Nevertheless, I do research for myself. Having been well-trained as a teaching assistant at both The Ohio State University and the University of Illinois, discussion and cooperative learning are at the core of my teaching methodology. I teach to please myself, to have fun with the material arranging it, rearranging it, presenting it, though if I do this well, students will also learn well.

Selected Publications
Haas, Louis. The Renaissance Man and His Children: Childbirth and Early Childhood in Florence 1300-1600. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998.

Haas, Louis. "Women and Politics in the Urban Milieu," in Women in Medieval Western European Culture, edited by Linda Mitchell. New York: Garland Press, 1999. 221-240

Haas, Louis. "Historiographical Reflections and the Revolt of the Medievalists," co-authored with Joel Rosenthal in Essays on Medieval Childhood: Responses to Recent Debates, 2007.

Works in Progress
Like Little Adults: the Historiography of Childhood in the Past

Undergraduate Courses Taught
History 1110, Survey of World Civilization I
History 1120, Survey of World Civilization II
History 2010, Survey of United States History I
History 2020, Survey of United States History II
History 3010, Historian's Craft
History 4210, Middle Ages
History 4220, Renaissance Europe
History 4420, Medieval Mediterranean

Graduate Courses Taught
History 5210, Middle Ages
History 5220, Renaissance Europe
History 6010, Historiography
History 6205/7205, Research Seminar in European History

A video clip of Dr. Haas speaking about the classes he teaches at MTSU

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Mailing Address
Department of History
Middle Tennessee State University
Box 23
1301 E. Main Street 
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Main Office
Peck Hall 223

Department Chair
Kevin Leonard

Undergraduate Program
(615) 898-2631

Graduate Program
(615) 898-5798

All Other Inquiries
(615) 898-2631