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First Name
Last Name
University of Arizona
Website URL
Early Modern Europe, Reformation, History of Religion, Reformation Geneva, John Calvin, Family and Gender, Medical History, Social Welfare, Charity, Poor Relief, Hospitals
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About Me

Kristen Coan Howard is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), although she currently lives in Chapel Hill, NC.  She received a B.A. in History from Washington State University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and an M.A. in History from the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies at the University of Arizona (High Pass). Her research focuses on social welfare and the Hôpital Général in Reformation Geneva, 1535-1564. For the 2018-19 school year, she has received a Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellowship.

Recent Publications

“From the Poor Clares to the Care of the Poor: Space, Place, and Poverty in Sixteenth-Century Geneva,” Footnotes: A Journal of History 2 (2018): 260-85.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Switzerland and France/Western Europe
Expertise by Geography
Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Food History, Local & Regional, Religion