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Lynneth Miller Renberg

Assistant Professor of History
Academic Background
Doctor of Philosophy, History, Baylor University
Master of Letters, Modern History, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Bachelor of Arts, History, Oklahoma Christian University
Phone Number:
(864) 231-2096
Lynneth Miller Renberg

What classes do you teach at Anderson

HIS 181, HIS 182, HIS 295, HIS 332, HIS 334, HIS 336, CTI 431, and HON 102

What year did you start teaching at AU


Why teach at AU?

Anderson's prioritization of integrity in faith and scholarship, as well as its commitment to the arts, first drew me to AU. My interest in history and teaching developed from intensive faculty mentorship and investment in my growth as both a scholar and a Christian during my time as an undergraduate student, and I look forward to providing similar mentoring and investment to my students at AU.


Reading, hiking, travel, baking, music, and dance

What do you find most enjoyable about working at Anderson University?

The campus community- everyone is so welcoming!

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

Collaborative and interactive. We dig into sources, media, and narratives as we engage with the history we are studying, and then work to connect history to big ideas and themes.


Current Book Projects
The Devil’s Cows: Dance, Women, and Sacrilege in England, 1300-1640.

The Cursed Carolers in Context. Under contract with Routledge Press.

Journal Articles
“‘An Outward and Visible Sign of an Inward and Spiritual Grace: Stewart Headlam on the Ballet.” Church History and Religious Culture 99 (August 2019): 248-269.

“Divine Punishment or Disease? Medieval and Early Modern Approaches to the     1518 Strasbourg Dancing Plague.” Dance Research Journal 35.2 (November 2017):     149-164.

Other Peer-Reviewed Publications
Barr, Beth Allison ; Miller, Lynneth J. “John Mirk.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Medieval Studies.     Ed. Paul E. Szarmach. New York: Oxford University Press, 25 October 2018. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780195396584-0259

Book Reviews
“The Bible on the Shakespearean Stage: Cultures of Interpretation in Reformation England. Edited by Thomas Fulton and Kristen Poole.” Sixteenth Century Journal L.3     (2019): 879-881.

"Middle English Marvels: Magic, Spectacle, and Morality in the Fourteenth Century." By Tara Williams. Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality 55, no. 1     (2019): 313-315. 

"The Whole Church Sings: Congregational Singing in Luther's Wittenberg. By Robin A.     Leaver." Sixteenth Century Journal XLIX.2 (2018).

Blog Posts
“The Weight of Words: Medieval Jangling to Modern Tweeting” on The Anxious Bench. (

"Dancing Through the Archives: Dance, Manuscripts, and Medieval Religion."     North American Conference on British Studies Blog.     (

“Dance and the Church: A History More Complicated Than Footloose” on The     Anxious Bench.    (