Curriculum Vitae

MARK JURDJEVIC

Professor
Department of History
Glendon College, York University
(416) 736-2100, ext. 88351
mjurdjevic@glendon.yorku.ca

EDUCATION

2002    PhD, History, Northwestern University.
1996    MA, History, University of Toronto.
1995    BA, Specialist in History, University of Toronto.

EMPLOYMENT

2016-                Professor, Department of History, Glendon College.
2015-2018        Chair, Department of History, Glendon College, York University.
2012-2018        Professor-Status Only, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of  Toronto.
2009-2016       Associate Professor, Department of History, Glendon College.
2008-2009       Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Ottawa.
2004-2008       Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Ottawa.
2002-2004       Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University.

HONOURS

2015                Member, College of New Scholars Royal Society of Canada
2014                Principal’s Award for Research Excellence, Glendon College.

PUBLICATIONS

Monographs

  • 2014    A Great and Wretched City: Promise and Failure in Machiavelli’s Florentine Political Thought. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • 2008    Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Edited Books

  • 2019 Jurdjevic, Mark, Natasha Piano, & John P. McCormick, eds. and trans. Florentine Political Writings from Petrarch to Machiavelli. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • 2019 Jurdjevic, Mark & Meredith K. Ray, eds. and trans. Machiavelli: Political, Literary, and Historical Writings. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • 2016    Jurdjevic, Mark & Rolf Strom-Olsen, eds. Rituals of Politics and Culture in Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honour of Edward Muir. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies.

Articles

  • 2017     “Le renouveau du pouvoir, 1480-1520,” in Histoire comparée des Littératures de langues européenes. Vol. 2: La nouvelle culture, ed. Eva Kushner, pp. 59-69. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • 2015    “Writing History in a Ruined World: Machiavelli, Vettori, and Guicciardini on History and Republicanism,” in After Civic Humanism: Learning and Politics in Renaissance Italy, 1300-1600, eds. Nicholas Scott Baker & Brian Maxson, pp. 241-258. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies.
  • 2014    “Virtue, Fortune, and Blame in Machiavelli’s Life and The Prince,” Social Research: An International Quarterly 81.1: 1-30.
    2014    “Political Culture,” in The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Renaissance, ed. Michael Wyatt, pp. 298-319. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • 2009    “Voluntary Associations Reconsidered: Arti and Compagnie in Florentine Politics,” in Sociability and Its Discontents, eds. Nicholas Eckstein, & Nicholas Terpstra, pp. 249-272. Leuven: Brepols.
  • 2007    “Machiavelli’s Hybrid Republicanism,” English Historical Review December 122: 1228-1257.
  • 2007    “Hedgehogs and Foxes: The Present and Future of Renaissance Intellectual History,” Past and Present 195: 241-268.
  • 2006    “The Guicciardinian Moment: The Discorsi Palleschi, Humanism, and Aristocratic Republicanism in Sixteenth-Century Florence,” in Humanism and Creativity in the Italian Renaissance: Essays in Honor of Ronald G. Witt, ed. Christopher Celenza & Kenneth Gouwens, pp. 111-37. Leiden: Brill.
  • 2004    “Prophets and Politicians: Marsilio Ficino, Savonarola, and the Valori Family,” Past and Present 183 May: 41-77.
  • 2004    “Trust in Renaissance Electoral Politics,” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 34 Spring: 601-614.
  • 2004    co-authored with Caitlin Tillman, “E. C. Noble in Toronto, June 1921 and His Account of the Discovery of Insulin,” The Bulletin for the History of Medicine Winter 78: 864-875.
  • 2002    “Machiavelli’s Sketches of Francesco Valori and the Reconstruction of Florentine History,” Journal of the History of Ideas 63 2: 185-206.
  • 2001    “Virtue, Commerce, and the Enduring Florentine Republican Moment: Reintegrating Italy into the Atlantic Republican Debate,” Journal of the History of Ideas 62 4: 721-743.
  • 1999    “Civic Humanism and the Rise of the Medici,” Renaissance Quarterly 52 Winter (1999): 994-1020.

Review Essays

  • 2003    “Politics, Exiles, and Otherwise Itinerant Italians in the Renaissance,” Bibliothèque d’humanisme et renaissance 65: 715-721.
  • 2003    “Renaissance Studies in the New Millenium,” Canadian Journal of History 38 August: 281-295.

Peer-Reviewed Online Research Tools

2012    “Political Thought,” Oxford Bibliographies, in “Renaissance and Reformation”, ed. Margaret King. New York: Oxford University Press.

Encyclopedia Entries

2010    “Corruption,” Encyclopedia of Political Theory, ed. Mark Bevir, vol. 1: pp. 308-312. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Book Reviews

Over forty book reviews in journals such as Journal of Modern History, English Historical Review, Renaissance Quarterly, and Canadian Journal of History.

WORKS IN PROGRESS

Book

Desperation’s Remedies: Machiavelli and Guicciardini’s Debate about Freedom and Florentine Republicanism. Manuscript in preparation.

FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

  • 2019-2020, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
  • 2014, SSHRC Connection Grant.
  • 2013, Lila Acheson Wallace-Reader’s Digest Special Projects Grant, Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies (Villa I Tatti).
  • 2012-2013, National Endowment for the Humanities/Felix Gilbert Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Study.
  • 2008-2011, SSHRC Standard Research Grant.
  • 2007-2008, Melvin J. Kahn Fellowship, Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies (Villa I Tatti).
  • 2005-2007, University of Ottawa Research Fund for New Professors.
  • 2005-2006, University of Ottawa Research Grant.
  • 2004-2006, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined).
  • 2005, Renaissance Society of America-Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento Grant.
  • 2004-2005, University of Ottawa Research Grant.
  • 2002-2004, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University.
  • 2001-2002, Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2001-2002.
  • 2001, Northwestern Graduate Research Grant, 2001.
  • 1999-2000, Fulbright Fellow.
  • 1999-2000, SSHRC Doctoral Research Grant.
  • 1998, Northwestern University Summer Research Grant.
  • 1998, Renaissance Society of America Doctoral Research Grant.
  • 1996-1997, Northwestern University Fellow.
  • 1997, George H. Metcalf Doctoral Research Grant, Victoria College, University of Toronto.

 COURSES

Glendon College, York University:

HIST 4622Y, “The Italian Renaissance.”
HIST 4619, “Cultural Encounters in the Early Modern World.”
HIST 4500W, “Historiography.”
HIST 3436e, “Machiavelli’s World.”
HIST 3436f, “Le monde de Machiavel.”
HIST 3257F, “The European Reformations.”
HIST 3255F, “Sixteenth-Century Europe.”
HIST 2905Y, “An Introduction to European History, 1500-2000.”
HIST 1618F, “The Ancient Roots of Modern History.”

University of Ottawa:

HIS 7103, “Re-thinking the Renaissance.”
HIS 7301, “The Italian Renaissance and the Age of Discoveries.”
HIS 4397, “Cultural Encounters in the Early Modern World.”
HIS 4397, “Machiavelli.”
HIS 4397, “Renaissance Italy.”
HIS 3330, “The European Reformations.”
HIS 2391, “History and Theory.”
HIS 1120, “European History, 16th-20th Centuries.”

Yale University:

Directed Studies 003, “Historical and Political Thought, Herodotus to Aquinas.”
Hums 365a, “City-States of the Italian Renaissance.”
Directed Studies 003, “Historical and Political Thought, Machiavelli to Berlin.”
Hums 264b, “Liberty and Tyranny in Italian Renaissance Political Thought.”

Northwestern University:

History 201-1, “European Civilization, 800-1750.”

GRADUATE SUPERVISION

York University:

  • In progress, supervisor, Angela Zhang, “Slavery in Renaissance Florence.”
  • In progress, PhD Advisory Committee Member for Aaron Miedima, “Dialogue Before Duello: Mediation and the Duel in Sixteenth-Century Italy.”
  • 2016, PhD Advisory Committee Member for Dhruv Jain, “The Atomic Prince: A Lucretian Interpretation of Machiavelli’s Prince and Discourses.”
  • 2014, PhD Advisory Committee Member for Ryan Whibbs, “All The King’s Cooks: Professional Cooks in French and English Household Kitchens, 1350-1660”.
  • 2013, PhD Advisory Committee Member for David Sayers, “The Art of the State: Machiavelli on Ethics and Politics.”
  • 2012, MA Supervisor for Valeria Rocca, “Male Friendships in the Renaissance.”

University of Toronto:

  • In progress, PhD Advisory Committee Member for Daniel Jamison, “The Gabella maggiore Records of Late-Medieval Lucca.”
  • 2011-2014, PhD Advisory Committee Member for Mirza Gluhic, “The State of Exception in Quattrocento Juristic Thought.”

University of Ottawa:

  • 2009, MA Supervisor for Alanna Dale Hill, “The Papacy of Alexander VI in the Political and Historical Thought of Machiavelli and Guicciardini.”
  • 2009, MA Supervisor for David Hood, “Thomas More’s Utopia: Text and Context.”
  • 2008, MA Supervisor for Frances Henry, “Hermaphrodites of the Soul.”
  • 2006, MA Supervisor for Joel Konrad, “Intersection or Causality: Francis Bacon, the New World, and the Rise of the New Science.”

External Examiner:

  • 2016, “Companies, Private International Law, and Diplomacy in the Atlantic World: Foreign Corporate Activity in European Legal and Political Thought, 1279-1625.” University of Ottawa, History Department.
  • 2014, James Sommerville, “Know Thyself: Marsilio Ficino on Wisdom, Reason, and Revelation,” Queen’s University, History Department.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZER AND FUNDRAISER

2014    Rethinking Early Modernity: Methodological and Critical Innovation Since the Ritual Turn, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies 50th Anniversary Conference, Toronto, June 25-27 (raised $47,350). Co-organized with Rolf Strom-Olsen, IE University. Program online at: http://crrs.ca/new/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/FrontDesk-Program-Revised-June-18.pdf

CONFERENCE TALKS AND INVITED LECTURES

  • 2017    “Lorenzo de’ Medici in Machiavelli’s Histories and Guicciardini’s Dialogue,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Chicago, March 30.
  • 2016    “Machiavelli and Guicciardini on the Medici Regime,” American Political Science Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, September 1.
  • 2015    “Guicciardini’s Critique of the Albizzi Regime,” Renaissance Society of America Conference, Boston.
  • 2014    “Advising the Prince: Machiavelli, Guicciardini, and Vettori on History and Republicanism,” Reed College, Humanities 210, Portland OR, October 8.
  • 2014    Participant, final roundtable, “Rethinking Early Modern Collegialities,” Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium, Toronto, November 8.
  • 2014    “Machiavelli and the Medici Revisited,” Rethinking Early Modernity, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies 50th Anniversary Conference, Toronto, June 26-27.
  • 2013    “Machiavelli’s Changing Views of the People,” 500 Years of The Prince: New Directions in Machiavelli Studies, Program on Constitutional Government, Harvard University, December 3.
  • 2013    “Machiavelli and Guicciardini on History and Republicanism,” Society for Sixteenth Century Studies, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 27.
  • 2013    “Writing History in Ruined World: Machiavelli, Guicciardini, and Vettori on History and the Future of Republicanism,” Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, October 18.
  • 2013    “Writing History in Ruined World: Machiavelli and His Friends on History and the Future of Republicanism,” Glendon College, October 4.
  • 2013    “Writing History in Ruined World: Machiavelli and His Friends on History and the Future of Republicanism,” Maquiavelo: ¿Un pensador para tiempos de incertidumbre?, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotà, Colombia, September 22-23.
  • 2013    “Machiavelli, Vettori, and Guicciardini on Florentine History and Republicanism,” Machiavelli and Modern Politics: A Quincentenary Celebration, Tianjin Normal University, China, May 25.
  • 2012    Machiavelli’s Changing View of the People,” Early Modern Colloquium, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ, November 28.
  • 2012    Roundtable participant on John McCormick’s Machiavellian Democracy, American Historical Association Conference, Chicago, January 5.
  • 2011    “Machiavelli’s Istorie fiorentine and the Florentine Constitution,” Renaissance Society of America Conference, Montreal, March 25.
  • 2011    “Political Thought in Machiavelli’s Florentine Histories,” Glendon College, March 9.
  • 2011    “Political Thought in Machiavelli’s Florentine Histories,” Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium, October 27.
  • 2011    “Some Thoughts on Publishing, Grants, and Landing a Job,” New Frontiers in Graduate History-York University Graduate Student Conference, February 28.
  • 2009    “Machiavelli’s Interpretation of Savonarola,” Renaissance Society of America Conference, Los Angeles, March 20.
  • 2009    “Machiavelli and Savonarola Re-Considered,” Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto, January 23.
  • 2007    “Was Machiavelli’s Political Thought Roman?,” Villa I Tatti-Harvard Center for Renaissance Studies, November 21.
  • 2006    “Machiavelli’s Rejection of the neo-Roman Republican Tradition,” Roehampton University Centre for Research in Renaissance Studies Annual Conference, October 28.
  • 2006    “Machiavelli’s Hybrid Republicanism,” Queen’s University, History Department, October 12.
  • 2005    “Republican Biography in an Age of Absolutism: Silvano Razzi’s Vita di Francesco Valori,” University of Ottawa-Concordia History Conference, October 28.
  • 2005    “Republican Biography in an Age of Absolutism: Silvano Razzi’s Lives of Five Famous Men,” Roehampton University Centre for Research in Renaissance Studies Annual Conference, October 22.
  • 2005    “Machiavelli on Self-Interest and Trust,” Renaissance Society of America Conference, Cambridge UK, April 8.
  • 2005    “The Guicciardinian Moment,” University of Ottawa Discovery Lecture, January 22.
  • 2004    “Medici Constitutionalism and the Mechanization of Virtue,” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Toronto, October.
  • 2004    “Trust in Renaissance Electoral Politics,” Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, February 25.
  • 2004    “Electoral Machinery and the Psychology of Trust in Renaissance Republics,” Renaissance Society of America Conference, New York City, April 2.
  • 2003    “Renaissance Republicanism,” Department of History, University College of London, May.
  • 2003    “Humanism and Millenarianism in the Service of Politics: The Case of the Valori Family,” Department of History, University of Notre Dame, January 22.
  • 2003    “Prophets and Politicians: Savonarola, Ficino, and the Valori Family, 1494-98,” Renaissance Society of America Conference, Toronto, March 28.
  • 2002    “Citizens, Subjects, and Scholars: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance,” Department of History, Yale University, April 22.
  • 2002    “Citizens, Subjects, and Scholars: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance,” Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, April 15.
  • 2001    “The Machiavellian Moment Revisited: The Economic Foundations of Florentine Republicanism and its Role in the Atlantic Republican Debate,” Renaissance Society of America Conference, Chicago, March 30.2000    “Marsilio Ficino and the Valori Family: The Origins of the Myth of the Platonic Academy,” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Cleveland.
  • 1999    “Civic Humanism and the Rise of the Medici,” Renaissance Society of America Conference, Los Angeles.
  • 1998    “Francesco Valori, Savonarola, and Machiavelli: political literature in the second Florentine Republic,” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Toronto.
  • 1998    “Francesco Valori, Savonarola, and the Struggle for Florentine Oligarchy, 1492-98,” Renaissance Studies Conference of the Newberry Library, Chicago.

DEPARTMENT AND UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES

York University:

2016-2017       York Academic, Policy, Planning, and Research Committee
2016-2017       York SSHRC Small Grants Committee
2015-2016       Glendon Research Committee
2015-2018       Chair, History Department, Glendon College.
2014-2016       Chair, Curriculum Committee, Glendon College.
2014-2015       Teaching Committee, History Department, Glendon College.
2011-2012        Policy and Planning Committee, Glendon College.
2010-2012       Chair, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Glendon College.
2012                 Search Committee Member for Chair, History, Glendon College.
2011-2012        Teaching Committee, History Department, Glendon College.
2009                 Tenure & Promotion Committee for G. McGillivray, Glendon College.
2009-2010       Curriculum Committee, History Department, Glendon College.

University of Ottawa:

2008-2009       Undergraduate Studies Committee, Department of History.
2006-2007       Search Committee Member for Pre-Confederation Canada, History.
2005-2007       Financial Aid Committee, Department of History.
2004-2005       OCGS Field Review Committee, Department of History.

SERVICE

Manuscript and proposal reviewer for Yale University Press, Cambridge University Press, University of Toronto Press, Truman State University Press, Oxford University Press, Wiley-Blackwell, Routledge, McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Article reviewer for Renaissance Quarterly, American Political Science Review, Sixteenth Century Journal, Journal of Politics, Quaderni d’Italianistica, Journal of the History of Ideas, I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance, Political Studies, Intellectual History Review, Global Crime, Annales de démographie historique, Renaissance and Reformation.

SSHRC grant evaluator.

SSHRC Connection Grant Adjudication Committee.