Michael Wintroub

Associate Professor

Rhetoric

PhD (History), UCLA 


Office

  • 7323 Dwinelle Hall
  • Friday 8:45-10:15 or by appointment, in 479 McCone

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 “Translations: Words, Things, Going-Native and Staying True,” American  Historical Review 120:4 (October 2015): 1185-1217.

“The Translations of a Humanist Ship-captain: Jean Parmentier’s 1529 Voyage to Sumatra,” Renaissance Quarterly 68:1 (Spring 2015): 98-132.

“The Looking Glass of Facts: Collecting, Rhetoric and Citing the Self in the Experimental Natural Philosophy of Robert Boyle,” (reprint) in Tina Skouen and Ryan J. Stark  (eds.), Rhetoric & The Early Royal Society (Leiden: Brill, 2014), 202-236.

“Cannibal Histories: some comments on Nelson Pereira dos Santos’s How Tasty was my Little Frenchman,” H-France, Society for French Historical Studies (April 2013). 

Review of Craig Koslofsky’s Evening’s Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern   Europe, in Church History 82:4 (December 2013): 976-978.

“Taking a Bow in the Theater of Things,” Isis 101:4 (December 2010): 779-793.

Review of Robert Knecht’s The French Renaissance Court, 1483-1589 (New Haven, 2008), H-France, Society for French Historical Studies (March 2010). 

Review of Nikki Shepardson’s Burning Zeal: The Rhetoric of Martyrdom and the Protestant Community in Reformation France, 1520-1570, in the Journal of Modern History 81:3 (September 2009): 679-680.  

“The Heavens Inscribed: The Instrumental Poetry of the Virgin,” British Journal for the History of Science 42:2 (June 2009): 161-185.

Response to Hillary Bernstein,H-France, Society for French Historical Studies (September 2007). 

“Words, Deeds and a Womanly King,” French Historical Studies 28:3 (Summer 2005): 387-413.

“L’ordre du rituel et l’ordre des choses: l’entrée royale d’Henri II à Rouen (1550),” Annales: Histoire, Sciences Sociales 56:2 (mars-avril, 2001): 479-505.

“The Astrolabe,” in A. Hessenbruch (ed.), Reader’s Guide to the History of Science (London, 2001), 44-46.

“Court Culture,” in A. Hessenbruch (ed.), Reader’s Guide to the History of Science (London, 2001), 154-157.

“Taking Stock at the End of the World: Rites of Distinction and Practices of Collecting in Early Modern Europe,” Studies in History & Philosophy of Science 30:3 (1999): 395-424.

“Civilizing the Savage and Making a King: the Royal Entry Festival of Henri II (Rouen, 1550),” Sixteenth Century Journal 29:2 (Summer 1998): 467-496.

“The Looking Glass of Facts: Collecting, Rhetoric and Citing the Self in the Experimental Natural Philosophy of Robert Boyle,” History of Science 35 (June 1997): 189-217.   

“Collecting, Displaying and Teaching Material Culture,” Museum Collections and the Information Superhighway: Proceedings of the conference held on 10 May 1995 at the Science Museum, ed. G. Day (London, 1995), 65-67.

“Entitlements of Power,” co-authored with Keith Topper and Kevin T. Thomas, Strategies 4, special issue, Critical Histories (Spring 1991): 3-6.

“Building a New Left: An Interview with Ernesto Laclau,” co-authored with Strategies editorial board, Strategies 1 (Fall 1988): 10-28.

Exhibitions and Multimedia 

“Artifacts/Artifices: Fabricating Cultural Memory” public exhibit at the Michigan Media Union, February 14-28, 2003. 

CabiNet, an interactive multimedia program developed by the Virtual Teaching Collection at Cambridge University in conjunction with Oxford University.  

Peder Sather Grant, “The Body in Translation: Early Modern Cultural Translation and the Constitution of the Human Sciences,” with Anne Eriksen (University of Oslo). NEH Fellowship for University Teachers (2015). Humanities Research Fellowship, UC Berkeley (2015, declined). Townsend Fellowship for Associate Professors, Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley (2013). Humanities Research Fellowship, UC Berkeley (2011). Nancy Lyman Roelker Prize, Sixteenth Century Society. Best article published in English on sixteenth-century French history (2009-2010), for “The Heavens Inscribed: The Instrumental Poetry of the Virgin.” Mellon Project Grant for Associate Professors (2010-2011). American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship (2006-2007). Humanities Research Fellowship, UC Berkeley (2006-2007). Weiss/Brown Publication Subvention Award. For the publication of outstanding works of scholarship that concern European civilization before 1700. Newberry Library, Chicago (2003). Fellow, Rackham Summer Interdisciplinary Institute, University of Michigan (2002). NEH Fellowship for University Teachers (1999-2000). Faculty Enhancement Award, University of Michigan (1999-2000). William T. Ludolph, Jr. Faculty Development Award, University of Michigan (2000). Nancy Lyman Roelker Prize, Sixteenth Century Society. Best article published in English on sixteenth-century French history (1998-1999), for “Civilizing the Savage and Making a King: the Royal Entry Festival of Henri II (Rouen, 1550).” Horace T. Rackham Grant & Fellowship, University of Michigan (1998-1999). William T. Ludolph, Jr. Faculty Development Award, University of Michigan (1997). Gilbert Chinard Scholarship, Institut Français de Washington, Chapel Hill, NC (1993). J. Paul Getty Center Predoctoral Fellow (1992-1993). Department of History Fellowship, UCLA (1991-1992). Lynn White Jr. Memorial Fellowship, UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, (1990-1991).