Vivien Dietz

Education

Ph.D., M.A. Princeton University
B.A. Harvard University

Background

My primary teaching area is British history (all periods), but I also participate regularly in Davidson's humanities program and am an affiliated member of the gender and sexuality studies program.

I direct the Davidson Summer Program at Cambridge University, a six-week study abroad experience based at the university's Magdalene College. The Cambridge Program, which is offered annually, focuses on the history and literature of Britain in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

My research focuses on British politics, economics, and culture in the long 18th Century. I have most recently published, with Andrea Rusnock, Ph.D. of the University of Rhode Island, "Defining Women's Health and Work: Female Friendly Societies in England, 1780-1830" (Journal of Women's History, 24, no.1, 2012). My current project is on the life and work of publisher/printseller Hannah Humphrey, tentatively titled "Hannah Humphrey: Gillray's Publisher and London's Printseller."

Teaching

I teach the following courses:

  • HIS 119 England to 1688"HIS 120 "Britain since 1688
  • HIS 225 Women and Work: Gender and Society in Britain, 1700-1918
  • HIS 325 Britain in the Long 18th Century
  • HIS 420 The English Civil War
  • HIS 422 Gender in Early Modern Europe
  • HIS 480, 488, 489 Senior Research Seminar" and "Kelley Honors Seminar
  • HUM 150 The Western Tradition: The Ancient World
  • HUM 151 The Western Tradition: Late Antiquity and the Medieval World