Ann E. Moyer

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Associate Professor of HistoryCo-Executive Editor, Journal of the History of Ideas

Renaissance Italy; European intellectual and cultural history

215 898.4957

College Hall 319B


Ann Moyer specializes in the intellectual and cultural history of Renaissance Europe, especially sixteenth-century Italy. She has recently completed a book on the study of culture and the formation of cultural identity in sixteenth-century Florence, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

Moyer's previous work includes a cluster of three related book-length research projects with overlapping themes related to music, mathematics, and the relationship between the arts and the sciences in Renaissance Europe: Musica Scientia: Musical Scholarship in the Italian Renaissance (Cornell University Press, 1992); Raffaele Brandolini On Music and Poetry (MRTS, 2001); and The Philosophers' Game: Rithmomachia in Medieval and Renaissance Europe(University of Michigan Press, 2001).

Professor Moyer is one of the Executive Editors of the Journal of the History of Ideas. The JHI is published by  Penn Press, and its offices are on the Penn campus.

Professor Moyer served as Executive Director of the Renaissance Society of America July 2010-June 2015.


Office Hours
Thursday, 1:30PM-3:00PM, and by appointment

B.A. Michigan State University

A.M., Ph.D. The University of Michigan

Research Interests

History of Italy

Intellectual and Cultural History

Courses Taught
  • HIST 030 The Emergence of Europe
  • HIST 054 Books that Made History
  • HIST 201 Historians at Work: an Introduction to Historiography 
  • HIST 143 Foundations of European Thought
  • HIST 230 Florence in History
  • HIST 230 The City of Rome: From Constantine to the Borgias
  • HIST 308 Renaissance Europe
  • HIST 342 European Intellectual History, 1300 - 1600
  • HIST 422 Science and Culture in the West: from the Greeks to Galileo
  • HIST 620 A History of Cultural History: The Renaissance
  • HIST 620 The Presence of the Past: Readings in European Cultural History
  • HIST 620 European Intellectual History, 1300 - 1600
  • HIST 700 The Study of History
  • HIST 720 Research in Medieval and Early Modern History