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Department of History

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fax: 615-343-6002
Benson Hall room 215

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no office hours summer 2017


PhD 2015, Vanderbilt University
MA 2009, Vanderbilt University
MA 2007, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
BA 2004, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Curriculum Vitae

Amy Gant Tan

Research Assistant Professor of History

Amy Tan is a historian of religion, print, and politics in early modern Britain. She has recently published “Resisting the Devil: The Case of Edward Dynham (1626) and Options for English Protestant Dispossession,” Reformation & Renaissance Review, 2017.  She is also completing a related article examining how changes to the 1615 version of Alexander Nyndge's dispossession functioned within the seventeenth-century English religious context. 

Her current book project, tentatively titled, The pastor in print: Religious goals, audience, and new media in early modern England, examines the intersection of pastoral ministry and print authorship in early seventeenth century England. Her broader interests include the history of early modern Europe and the Atlantic world, and she has a longstanding interest in digital humanities for both teaching and research.