Denice Fett

  • Denice Fett
  • Curator of the Archives
  • Hekman Library 248 (Map)
  • (616) 526-6916
  • Heritage Hall Archive

More About Denice

I am a transnational historian of Early Modern Europe. My area of research focuses on information and communications networks in Reformation Europe, with an emphasis on intelligence, espionage and diplomacy between West European states in the latter half of the sixteenth century.

Education

  • 2010: PhD in Early Modern European History, The Ohio State University
  • 2005: MA in European History, The Ohio State University
  • 2004: BA in History and Secondary Education, Grand Valley State University

Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles, Publications and Current Projects

  • “News, Print and Reform: Mapping the Spread of Martin Luther’s Message,” in The Sixteenth Century Journal, forthcoming in Winter 2018.
  • “Diligence, Secrecy, and Intrigue: the role of the Early Modern Negotiator,” article scheduled for publication in Diplomacy and Statecraft in September 2018.
  • “Elizabethan Diplomacy,” in Encyclopedia of Diplomacy, ed. Gordon Martel. Wiley Blackwell Press: forthcoming. Extended encyclopedia article.
  • “French Religious Wars, Treaties of,” in Encyclopedia of Diplomacy, ed. Gordon Martel. Wiley Blackwell Press: forthcoming. Extended encyclopedia article.
  • Book review of Narrating War: Early Modern and Contemporary Perspectives, eds. Marco Mondini and Massimo Rospocher, for H-Net. Forthcoming.
  • Lying Abroad: Information and the Culture of Diplomacy in Reformation Europe, book manuscript under revision.
  • “Spies, Secret Intelligence and Sending Information: Financing Philip II’s Diplomatic Network,” article currently under revision.
  • “Information, Gossip and Rumor: the Limits of Intelligence at the Early Modern Court, 1558-1588,” in The Limits of Empire in the Early Modern World: Essays in Honor of Geoffrey Parker, eds. Tonio Andrade and William Reger. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press, 2012.
  • “Spanish Diplomacy and English Recusancy in Early Elizabethan England,” in Reformation, vol. 15 (2010), 169-189.
  • Review of Lettres de Henri III, Roi de France, vol. VI, ed. Jacqueline Boucher, in The Sixteenth Century Studies Journal. Vol. 40, No. 2 (Autumn 2009), 609-610.

Academic Awards, Grants and Fellowships

  • University of North Florida, College of Arts and Sciences, Dean’s Research Grant, Spring 2016
  • University of North Florida Office of Undergraduate Research SMART Grant, Fall 2015
  • University of North Florida, Department of History Research Grant, Fall 2015
  • Solmsen Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2011-2012
  • University of North Florida Academic Affairs Faculty Development Research Grant, 2011
  • Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Fellow, 2009-2010
  • Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Fellow, deferred, 2008-2009
  • Presidential Fellowship, The Ohio State University, 2008-2009