Portfolio – Archive
- My current book translation deals with a small twentieth-century religious community in central Germany and their resistance to the Nazi regime. Stay tuned for more details!
- I’m also working on primary sources for an addition to the German Historical Institute’s German History in Documents and Images project (see below).
- An increasingly large part of my workload involves editing non-native English texts. One of the most interesting projects—soon to be published—is about medieval climate history, and I edited a monograph late last year about the Holocaust in Lithuania.
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.
Header photo: View of the Alhambra, Granada, Spain