Melinda S. Zook

  • Professor of History and Director, Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts
  • Ph.D. Georgetown University, 1993

Department Information

History // Faculty
Film Studies // SIS // Faculty
Medieval Studies // SIS // Faculty
Religious Studies // SIS // Faculty
Interdisciplinary Studies // Faculty

Office Information

  • Office: UNIV 327
  • Office Phone: (765) 494-4134
  • Office Fax: (765) 496-1755
  • Office Hours: Spring 2017: W 11:30-12:30 or by appointment
  • E-mail:
  • Courses

  • HIST 228: The Real Game of Throne: England to 1660
    HIST 421: Honors Historical Research
    HIST 103: Introduction to Medieval Europe
    HIST 302: Shakespeare’s Kings: The History Plays
    HIST 512: England under the Stuarts
    Graduate Seminar: Political Culture in Early Modern England
    Graduate Seminar: Religion and Toleration in Restoration England

  • Specialization

  • Early Modern European History, Tudor-Stuart England, political thought and culture, women and gender

  • Melinda S. Zook received her Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 1993. She is a specialist in the history of Tudor and Stuart England, political thought, religion and women in the early modern Europe. Professor Zook teaches courses on the English history, medieval world, the history of women, film and Shakespeare. She has published articles on radical politics, martyrdom, women and religion, and queenship. Her book, Radical Whigs and Conspiratorial Politics in late Stuart England was published by Penn State press in 1999 and in paperback in 2009. In 2013, she published Protestantism, Politics and Women in Britain, 1660-1714 with Palgrave.  She is the co-editor of Revolutionary Currents: Nation Building in the Transatlantic World (2004) and Challenging Orthodoxies: The Social and Cultural World of Early Modern Women (2014).

    List of Publications

    Book:  Protestantism, Politics, and Women in Britain 1660-1714  Radical Whigs and Conspiratorial Politics in Late Stuart England  Revolutionary Currents Challenging Orthodoxies

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