Dr John Gagne

BA MA Tor AM Phd Harvard

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 5248
Fax +61 2 9351 3918

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Research interests

  • Early modern Europe, particularly France and Northern Italy
  • Print news, collecting, and war
  • Chroniclers, historians, and historiography
  • Urban space and culture
  • Local-Global connections in premodernity
  • The human body, appearance, and gender
  • Consumerism, consumption, and food

Teaching and supervision

HSTY2686: Food, Environment, and Culture in Europe (1300-1800)

Current projects

  • Book project: “Unmaking and Remaking Renaissance Milan: War, Print, and Culture in the Early Sixteenth Century”
  • “Swords, Books, and Silkworms: Nodes of Knowledge and Localism in Renaissance Lombardy”
  • Multi-media miscellanies 1300-1600, and popular history in the Renaissance

Forthcoming book - Roses Among the Thorns of Tribulation: The vitae of Veronica da Binasco and Arcangela Panigarola in French-Occupied Milan, 1512-1522

Selected grants


  • 'Undoing the Ancient' Research Group; Blanshard A, Ledbury M, Milam J, Gagne J, Borghesi F, Muecke F, Turner M; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.
  • Putting Periodisation to Use: Exploring the Limits of Early Modernity; Gagne J, Gal O, Gaukroger S, Griffiths H, Maddox A, McIlvenna U, Parsons N, Semler L; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

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