David J. Davis, Ph.D.
Director of MLA
Assistant Professor in History
BGS, University of Texas at Tyler
MA, Cardiff University
PhD, University of Exeter
Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II
History of the Ancient World
Europe in the Middle Ages
Renaissance and Reformation
Church and State in Early Modern England
Early Modern Europe
Dr. Davis teaches Western Civilization I & II and upper division courses in European history. Courses emphasize cultural, intellectual, and religious history, introducing students to the Western tradition from a Christian worldview.
(forthcoming Brill, 2012/2013)
"'The vayle of Eternall memorie': Sixteenth Century Woodcuts and the Representation of Queen Elizabeth" in Word and Image (2011)
"Images on the Move: The Virgin, the Kalender of Shepherds, and the Transmission of Woodcuts in Tudor England" in Journal of the Early Book Society (2009)
“Regarding Men: The Insufficiency of the Current Early Modern Witchcraft Paradigm,”
in ERAS Journal
“Destructive Defiance: Catholic and Protestant Iconoclasm in England, 1550-1585,”
in CROMOHS Virtual Seminars
Andrew Pettegree, Reformation and the Culture of Persuasion (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).
Amanda Flather, Gender and Space in Early Modern England (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2007).
Luc Ferry, Learning to Live: A User's Manual (Edinburgh: Canongate, 2010).
Katy Gibbons, English Catholic Exiles in Late Sixteenth-Century Paris (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer,
James Hannam, The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific
Revolution (Washington, D.C.: Regnery, 2011), forthcoming.
Dr. Davis’s research focuses on the early history of printing in Western Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, particularly how books were used during the Reformation and how they can inform our understanding of religious culture and belief. He has been involved with the British Printed Images to 1700 project and the British Book Trade Index online with the University of Birmingham (U.K.). Also, Dr. Davis was awarded the Overseas Research Student Award Grant by the British government from 2006 to 2009.
In 2011, he has been asked to serve as a research advisor to the international project "The Transnational Production of Illustrated Religious Literature in Early Modern Europe" based at the University of Utrecht.
British Printed Images to 1700
The Actes and Monuments Online
British Book Trade Index