Department of History

Emily Winerock

  • Visiting Assistant Professor


Early Modern England and Europe
Social and Cultural History
Puritanism and Religious Politics
History of Dance


Introduction to the Renaissance (HIST 1116)
Tudor England (HIST 1121)
History of Dance (HIST 1055)
History of Dance Practicum (HIST 1056)
Introductory Seminar: How to Do It in the Renaissance (HIST 1001)

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Toronto, 2012

Representative Publications

“Churchyard Capers: The Controversial Use of Church Space for Dancing in Early Modern England.” In The Sacralization of Space and Behavior in the Early Modern World, edited by Jennifer Mara DeSilva. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015. 

“‘Performing’ Gender and Status on the Dance Floor in Early Modern England.” In Worth and Repute: Valuing Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Essays in Honour of Barbara Todd), edited by Kim Kippen and Lori Woods, pp. 449-473. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2011.

Research Interests

Emily Winerock is currently working on a monograph entitled Reformation and Revelry: The Religious Politics of Dance in Early Modern England. The book explores the cultural clashes between “godly” reformers and “festive traditionalists” in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England. She is also co-director of The Shakespeare and Dance Project.