Brian Sandberg is a Professor of History at Northern Illinois University who is interested in the intersections of religion, violence, and political culture during the European Wars of Religion. His monograph entitled, Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010), examines provincial nobles’ orchestration of civil violence in southern France in the early seventeenth century.  He teaches a range of courses on The European Wars of Religion, The Mediterranean World, The Renaissance, Early Modern France, Early Modern Globalization, and War in Film. Sandberg completed his doctoral studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001, and previously held teaching positions at Simpson College and Millikin University.  He has served as a Fulbright Research Scholar in Belgium, a Fulbright Research Scholar in France, a Solmsen Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Medici Archive Project, and a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute.  Sandberg has published a number of articles and essays on religious violence, gender relations, and noble culture in early modern France, and is currently working on a book project on A Virile Courage: Gender and Violence in the French Wars of Religion, 1562-1629.

Brian Sandberg’s Curriculum Vitae

Brian Sandberg’s website at the Department of History, Northern Illinois University

2 Responses to Biography

  1. I’d love to send you a copy of my book, Brian. “The Nine Pillars of History” seems to be right up your alley.

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