University of Missouri


Charles G. Nauert

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Illinois
area: Renaissance & Reformation history
office: 112 Read Hall
phone: 573-882-6049

A.B. Quincy College, 1950
M.A. University of Illinois, 1951
Ph.D. University of Illinois, 1955

Professor Nauert's specialty is Renaissance-Reformation Europe, with an emphasis on intellectual and cultural history, and on Europe north of the Alps.

His major publications include a book on Renaissance occultism, Agrippa and the Crisis of Renaissance Thought (1965); several essays on pre-Reformation academic and religious controversies; a book-length article on Renaissance commentaries on Pliny's Natural History, in Catalogus Translationum et Commentariorum, vol. 4 (1980); the historical introductions and notes to volume II (1994) and volume 12 (2003) of The Collected Works of Erasmus, comprising Erasmus' correspondence for the year 1525 (Toronto, 1994); The Age of Renaissance and Reformation (1977; reprinted 1982); and The Culture of Renaissance Humanism (1995).

He has been on the editorial board of the Sixteenth Century Journal since 1972 and served as general editor of the book series Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies from 1979 to 1996. He has served on national committees of the American Historical Association, the Society for Reformation Research, the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, and the Renaissance Society of America and was president of the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in 1978 and of the Central Renaissance Conference in 1974 and 1991 and chairperson of the New England Renaissance Conference in 1962.

From 1978 to 1993 he was secretary-treasurer of the Missouri Conference on History. He held an ACLS senior research fellowship in 1975-76. In 1999 he was Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Center of reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto. In 1991 he was the recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award given by the four-campus University of Missouri system. In October 1998, colleagues and colleagues and former students presented him with a book of essays, In Laudem Caroli: Renaissance and Reformation Studies for Charles G. Nauert. He retired from the University of Missouri-Columbia faculty in March 1999 and was named professor emeritus.


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