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Martha C. Howell

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Title Miriam Champion Professor of History
Department History
Email mch4@columbia.edu
Phone +1 212 854 7404
Address 614 Fayerweather Hall
Mail Code: 2512
United States

Martha Howell, Miriam Champion Professor of History, specializes in social, legal, economic, and women’s history in northern Europe, concentrating on the Burgundian Netherlands, northern France, and Germany. She received her B.S. from Georgetown (1966) and her Ph.D. from Columbia (1979). She taught at Rutgers before joining the Columbia faculty in 1989, and from 1989 to 1995 she served as Director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Her publications include: From Reliable Sources (with Walter Prevenier, 2001; German ed., 2004); Uit goede bron (with Marc Boone and Walter Prevenier, 2000); The Marriage Exchange: Property, Social Place and Gender in Cities of the Low Countries , 1300–1550 (1998); and Women, Production, and Patriarchy in Late Medieval Cities (1986). More recently she has published, with Marc Boone, In But Not of the Market: Movable Goods in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Economy (2007), and she is completing a book manuscript called “Commerce Before Capitalism: European Market Culture, 1300–1600.”