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Craig Koslofsky

 

Craig Koslofsky studies religion, culture, and daily life in late medieval and early modern Europe. His work on The Reformation of the Dead: Death and Ritual in Early Modern Germany was published by Macmillan Press / St. Martin's Press (Palgrave) in 2000. He is also co-editor of a study of the medieval cultural origins of the German Reformation: Kulturelle Reformation: Sinnformationen im Umbruch 1400-1600, edited with an introduction by Bernhard Jussen and Craig Koslofsky. Veröffentlichungen des Max-Planck-Instituts für Geschichte 145. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1999.

Drawing on recent scholarship in the history of daily life, Koslofsky is completing a book on darkness and the night as experienced in the early modern period with the title Evening's Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe. A chapter from this study on "Court Culture and Street Lighting in Seventeenth-Century Europe," Journal of Urban History 28, 6 (2002), received the 2003 Michael Robinson Award of the Public Works Historical Society for the single best article published in the field of public works history.

Learn more about Professor Koslofsky's work at http://www.history.uiuc.edu/people/koslof/.

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