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.

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