Charlotte C. Wells

Department of History
Faculty - Associate Professor of History


Ph.D., Indiana University, 1993

Research Interests

Renaissance/Reformation, Early Modern Europe

Teaching Interests

Professor Wells teaches a variety of courses on the history of early modern Europe, including Renaissance and Reformation Europe, The Age of Absolutism and Enlightenment, Witches and the Witch Craze in Europe and America, and Women in Early Modern Europe, in addition to Humanities. She occasionally offers a graduate seminar, Religion and Revolution in Early Modern Europe, and has recently developed and taught the first part of a World History survey for UNI History majors.

Selected Publications

Dr. Wells researches the development of a sense of national identity in early modern France, and has published a book and several articles on topics related to this theme. She is currently researching the conflict between religion and national identity in seventeenth-century Maryland and Quebec. When not working, Dr. Wells enjoys cooking, gardening and reading. She is the proud owner of four cats (named, in proper historians’ fashion, Caesar, Hadrian, Hero and Hermes) and has a one-of-a-kind collection of antique jewelry—pieces ranging from 500 B.C. to the 1700s. 


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