Portfolio – Archive
Current (and Recent) Projects:
- My book translation about a small twentieth-century religious community in central Germany and their resistance to the Nazi regime should be published this year. Stay tuned for more details!
- My work translating primary sources for the German Historical Institute’s German History in Documents and Images project (see below) is ongoing.
- The editors of the Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte have recently invited me to serve as editorial assistant for that journal.
St Paul’s Church, Strasbourg, France
Completed book translations:
- “Old Preface by Siebenkäs Himself (Palingeneses, 1798).” In Jean Paul. Prefaces, 134–144. Empyrean Series 18. Translated by Ellen Yutzy Glebe. Seattle, WA: Sublunary, 2022.
- Murray, Stuart. The Legacy of Melchior Rinck: Anabaptist Pioneer in Hesse. Translated by Leonard Gross and Ellen Yutzy Glebe. Harrisonburg, Virginia: Herald Press, 2022.
- Jürgen Moltmann. Resurrected to Eternal Life: On Dying and Rising. Translated by Ellen Yutzy Glebe. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2021.
- Heinrich Hartmann. The Body Populace: Military Statistics and Demography in Europe before the First World War. Translated by Ellen Yutzy Glebe. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2018.
- Patricia Hertel. The Crescent Remembered: Islam and Nationalism on the Iberian Peninsula. Translated by Ellen Yutzy Glebe. Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press, 2015.
- “Eureka?!? Inventions that (didn’t) change the world…” at the Museum of Everyday Culture in Waldenbuch Castle, 2022
- “Keeping Memories” online exhibition hosted by Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial, 2021
- “#(Re)formation Education!” exhibition at the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte in Marburg, 2017
Published copy-editing projects:
- Martin Bauch, Thomas Labbé, Annabell Engel, and Patric Seifert. “A Prequel to the Dantean Anomaly: The Precipitation Seesaw and Droughts of 1302 to 1307 in Europe.” Climate of the Past 16, no. 6 (November 25, 2020): 2343–58.
- Wolf-Friedrich Schäufele. “‘Nova propemodum translatio’: Luther and the Vulgate.” Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte 110, no. 1 (December 1, 2019): 7–22.
- Martin Bauch and Gerrit Jasper Schenk, eds. The Crisis of the 14th Century: Teleconnections between Environmental and Societal Change? The Crisis of the 14th Century. De Gruyter, 2019.
Examples of my German to English translation work are readily available here:
- For the project Bavarian Studies in History and Culture (BSHC), an online portal of the Commission for Bavarian History at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (coordinated with colleagues):
- Mark Häberlein and Michaela Schmölz-Häberlein. “Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s Network in Bamberg.” Translated by Andrew Godfrey and Ellen Yutzy Glebe. BSHC (2020).
- Rolf Kießling. “From Upper Italy to Swabia: A Fourteenth-Century Case of Geographical Shifts in Production and the Structural Evolution of an Economic Sector.” Translated by Sarah Swift and Ellen Yutzy Glebe. BSHC (2020).
- Karl Borromäus Murr. “The Local Face of Global Trade: Augsburg Cotton Imports from the United States in the Long Nineteenth Century.” Translated by Andrew Godfrey and Ellen Yutzy Glebe. BSHC (2020).
- Reinhard Stauber. “The Reorganization of Europe North and South of the Alps: Bavaria, Austria, and the Italian States, 1814–1816.” Translated by Andrew Godfrey and Ellen Yutzy Glebe. BSHC (2019).
- Helmut Groschwitz. “How Things Produce Authenticity: Cultural Heritage as a Network.” Translated by Sarah Swift and Ellen Yutzy Glebe. BSHC (2019).
- Michael Kißener. “Building a Future out of the Ashes: The German Federal States after the Second World War.” Translated by Andrew Godfrey and Ellen Yutzy Glebe. BSHC (2019).
- Thomas Nauerth. “Michael Horsch and the Rhön Bruderhof, 1936–1937: From Friend to Hostile Witness to Historical Eyewitness.” Translated by Ellen Yutzy Glebe. Mennonite Quarterly Review 91, no. 2 (April 2017): 213–46.
- Mischa Suter. “Debt and Its Attachments: Collateral as an Object of Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Liberalism.” Translated by Ellen Yutzy Glebe. Comparative Studies in Society and History 59, no. 3 (July 2017): 715–42.
- For the European History Online (EGO) project of the Leibniz Institute of European History:
- For the project “On site, in time” of the Leibniz Institute of European History:
Translation of historical sources:
- Key Documents of German-Jewish History: A Digital Source Edition
- Decree of King Christian IV of Denmark extending privileges to the Jews in Altona (1641)
- Excerpt from Johannes Müller’s “Judaism” on the question as to “whether Christians can with good conscience permit Jews to live in their midst” (1644)
- Excerpt from “Jüdische Merckwürdigkeiten” (1714)
- German History in Documents and Images, Vol. 1
- Report on the first Anabaptist baptisms in Zurich (1525)
- Love letter from a soldier in the Thirty Years’ War (1625)
- Sermon by Johannes Tauler (14th century)
- Letter by a pastor about practical implementation of the Reformation (1531)
- Guild ordinances for the slipper makers in Lüneburg (1525), the dark dyers in Hesse (1580), and bakers in Regensburg (1588)
- Documents on the Marburg Colloquoy (1529)
- Some of the documents on the Peasants’ War (1525)
- Account of the Defenestration of Prague (1618)
- German History in Documents and Images, Vol. 2
Social media copywriting:
An example of a transcription of a historical document which I completed for my dissertation on sixteenth-century Hessian Anabaptism:
Academic writing samples:
In May 2019, I was invited to deliver a lecture at the Ebernburg about the Anabaptist movement in Hesse during the Reformation era. That lecture, titled “‘Ob er auch ein widerteufer im herzen habe’ – Die Täuferbewegung(en) in Hessen zur Zeit der Reformation” was subsequently published in an Ebernburg Heft (53/2019) together with the contribution of my colleague, Dr. Astrid von Schlachta, whose lecture I attended in October 2018.
Follow the link below to read the introduction to my dissertation on Anabaptism in the Landgraviate of Hesse during the Reformation period:
My dissertation is available for purchase here:
“Anabaptists in their Hearts?: Religious Dissidence and the Reformation in the Landgraviate of Hesse .” Ph. D. diss., UC-Berkeley, 2008.
The greater part of an essay I published on Landgrave Philipp and his relatively tolerant stance towards religious dissidents can be viewed here (p. 293ff.):
“Landgrave Philipp’s Dilemma: The Roots of Tolerance and the Desire for Protestant Unity ,” in Politics and Reformations: Histories and Reformations: Essays in Honor of Thomas A. Brady, Jr., ed. by Christopher Ocker, Michael Printy, Peter Starenko, & Peter Wallace (Brill: Leiden, 2007).
There are also several publicly accessible book reviews that I have written:
- Review of Held, Wieland; Hoyer, Siegfried, eds., Quellen zu Thomas Müntzer. H-German, H-Net Reviews. February 2006.
- Review of Roth, John D.; Stayer, James M., eds., A Companion to Anabaptism and Spiritualism, 1521-1700. H-German, H-Net Reviews. July 2007.
- Review of Waite, Gary K., Eradicating the Devil’s Minions: Anabaptists and Witches in Reformation Europe, 1525-1600. H-German, H-Net Reviews. February 2009.
- Review of de Bakker, Willem; Driedger, Michael; Stayer, James, Bernhard Rothmann and the Reformation in Münster, 1530–1535. Mennonite Quarterly Review, vol. 85. October 2011.
- Review of Baschera, Luca; Gorden, Bruce; Moser, Christian, Following Zwingli: Applying the Past in Reformation Zurich, H-German, H-Net Reviews, March 2016.
Header photo: View of the Alhambra, Granada, Spain