Dr. Mitch Lewis Hammond

Dr. Mitch Lewis Hammond
Assistant Professor

BA, MAR (Yale), MA, PhD (Virginia)

Office: CLE B231

Mitchell Lewis Hammond has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of History since 2005. Dr. Hammond’s courses reflect his interest in numerous aspects of Renaissance culture, including the exchange between European and American peoples in the Atlantic World, and the religious upheavals in Europe during the sixteenth century. He also teaches several courses in the history of medicine that reach into the late twentieth century.

Dr. Hammond’s primary research program investigates medicine in European society in the later Renaissance, with a focus on German cities in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Topics that he has explored include the relationship of medicine and religious reform; the development of medical poor relief; and the evolving role of medical practitioners in urban life.