Portfolio – Archive
Current (and Recent) Projects:
- The lecture at the Ebernburg I delivered on May 19, 2019, has been published in an Ebernburg Heft together with the contribution of my colleague, Dr. Astrid von Schlachta, whose lecture I attended in October 2018.
- 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.
- For the past two years, I’ve been coordinating translations for the Bavarian Studies in History and Culture, an online portal of the Commission for Bavarian History at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
- An increasingly large part of my workload involves editing non-native English texts. One of the most interesting projects—about medieval climate history—was published this spring, and I was disappointed that the related panel I was to be a part of at the book fair in Leipzig was cancelled.
St Paul’s Church, Strasbourg, France
Completed book translations:
- 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.
Examples of my German to English translation work are readily available here:
- 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:
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.
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