Dr. Suzanne SutherlandDr. Suzanne Sutherland

Assistant Professor

E-mail: suzanne.sutherland@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 494-8736
Office Location and Mailing Address: Peck Hall, 274
MTSU Box 23
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

FIELDS: Early Modern Europe, Medieval Europe

BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT: Dr. Sutherland's teaching and research interests are on the intersections between war and other developments in the early modern period including the scientific revolution and the growth of states and empires. She is also fascinated by global Catholicism and early European travelers and explorers. She is currently working on a book about seventeenth-century Italian military contractors who served the Habsburgs from the Thirty Years War to the Siege of Vienna. She is a northern California native and her home away from home is Prague, Czech Republic.


  • Survey World Civilizations I
  • The Origins of Modern War, 1494-1815
  • The Reformation


Review article of John Edward Fletcher, A Study of the Life and Works of Athanasius Kircher, "Germanus Incredibilis" with a Selection of his Unpublished Correspondence and an Annotated Translation of his Autobiography. Edited for publication by Elizabeth Fletcher (Brill: Leiden and Boston, 2011), AMBIX (forthcoming)


Mabelle McLeod Lewis Memorial Fund, 2011-2012

Centennial Teaching Prize, Stanford University History Department, 2012

Fulbright IIE Fellowship, 2009


The Century of the Soldier: War, Diplomacy, and Knowledge in Habsburg Europe

The Renaissance of Letters: Knowledge and Community, 1350-1750 (edited volume with Paula Findlen)

"A Jesuit's Letters: Athanasius Kircher (1602-80). At the Center of His World" (article invited to American Historical Review Forum on the Republic of Letters with Paula Findlen and Iva Lelková)

Ph.D., Stanford University, 2012
M.A., Stanford University, 2007
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 2001

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