Faculty

Dr. Suzanne Sutherland

Assistant Professor

Dr. Suzanne Sutherland
(615) 494-8736
Room 274, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 23, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Stanford University (2012)
  • M.A., Stanford University, CA (2007)
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, CA (2001)

Areas of Expertise

Early Modern Europe
Medieval Europe

Biography

Dr. Sutherland's teaching and research interests are on the intersections between war and other developments in the early modern period including the scientific revolution and the growth of states and empires. She is also fascinated by global Catholicism and early European travelers and explorers. She is currently working on a book about seventeenth-century Italian military contractors who served the Habsburgs from the Thirty Years War to the Siege of Vienna. She is a northern California native ...

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Dr. Sutherland's teaching and research interests are on the intersections between war and other developments in the early modern period including the scientific revolution and the growth of states and empires. She is also fascinated by global Catholicism and early European travelers and explorers. She is currently working on a book about seventeenth-century Italian military contractors who served the Habsburgs from the Thirty Years War to the Siege of Vienna. She is a northern California native and her home away from home is Prague, Czech Republic.

Selected Publications
“From Battlefield to Court: Raimondo Montecuccoli’s Diplomatic Mission to Queen Christina of Sweden after the Thirty Years War,” The Sixteenth Century Journal (forthcoming)

“A Jesuit’s Letters: Athanasius Kircher (1602-80). At the Center of His World” (article under review for American Historical Review online forum on the Republic of Letters with Paula Findlen and Iva Lelková)

“Warfare and Entrepreneurship,” in The Routledge History of the Renaissance, ed. William Caferro (in progress chapter contribution)

The Century of the Soldier: War, Diplomacy, and Knowledge in Habsburg Europe (in-progress manuscript)

The Renaissance of Letters: Knowledge and Community, 1350-1750 (in-progress edited volume with Paula Findlen)

Selected Awards
Mabelle McLeod Lewis Memorial Fund, 2011-2012
Centennial Teaching Prize, Stanford University History Department, 2012
Fulbright IIE Fellowship, 2009

Undergraduate Courses Taught
Survey World Civilizations I
Survey Western Civilization I
Reformation Europe
The Origins of Modern War: From the Crusades to Napoleon
Science, Religion, and Magic in Europe, 1500-1800

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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

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