Maryanne Horowitz

Professor Maryanne Horowitz
Professor, History
A.B., Pembroke College, Brown University; M.A.T., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Appointed In: 
Swan Hall #314

M 1:30-3:00pm; W 3:00 - 4:30pm. Schedule appointments by 11:30am to receive a Zoom invitation. Appointments

Cultural historian Maryanne Horowitz teaches courses on Ancient Athens and Renaissance Florence; Renaissance and Enlightenment Individuals; Europe and the Middle East from Antiquity to 1700; Changing Views of Women, Gender, and Sexualities; and the Humanities from the Renaissance to the Present.

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Her interests include the history of ideas originating in classical antiquity, great museums and libraries, and progress in opportunities for women. She is the editor-in-chief of The New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (Gale Virtual Reference Library), honored by the American Library Association as an outstanding reference source, and Seeds of Virtue and Knowledge, winner of the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History by the American Philosophical Society.

Many of her articles and chapters may be downloaded at For a list of published Horowitz articles and books, as well as the Abraham Ortelius and John Speed map websites, visit her expansive website. The early modern rare map books in Occidental College's Special Collections initiated her current project: a co-editied interdisciplinary book with art historian Louise Arizzoli entitled Bodies and Maps: Early Modern Personifications of the Continents.

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