Ulrich Groetsch, Ph.D.


(256) 765-4190
UNA Box 5019
Willingham Hall 209
Assistant Professor

Research & Teaching Fields:
Early Modern European History; Modern European History

Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg B.A. 1998
Rutgers University Ph.D. 2008


Research, Teaching and Other Interests:

“Jean Le Clerc’s Faithful Pupil: Reimarus encounters the Profane,” in Cultural Crossovers: the Bible and the Profane, eds. Martin Mulsow, Gary Rendsburg,and Azzan Yadin (forthcoming 2013).

 “Pieter Burmann (1668-1741) and the Dark Abyss of Classical Scholarship,” in Kriminelle Freidenker Alchemisten: Räume des Untergrunds in der Frühen Neuzeit, ed. Martin Mulsow. Cologne/Germany: Böhlau Verlag (forthcoming 2013).

“Reimarus, the Cardinal, and the Remaking of Cassius Dio’s Roman History,” in Between Philology and Radical Enlightenment: Hermann Samuel Reimarus, 1694-1768, ed. Martin Mulsow. Leiden: Brill, 2011, 103-157.

“The Miraculous Crossing of the Red Sea: What Lessing and his Opponents during the Fragmentenstreit did not see,” in Lessings Religionsphilosophie im Kontext: Hamburger Fragmente und Wolfenbütteler Axiomata, eds. Christoph Bultmann and Friedrich Vollhardt.  Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 2011, p.181-199.

Courses Taught:

  • HI 101: World Civilization to 1500
  • HI 102: World Civilization since 1500
  • HI 301W: History and Historical Research
  • HI 423/523: Early Modern Europe, 1648-1789