Judith P. Meyer

Judith Meyer, Associate Professor of History, University of ConnecticutPh.D., The University of Iowa
Professor Emeritus


Office:  Waterbury Campus, Room 212
Phone:  (203) 236-9850
E-mail:  Judith.p.meyer@uconn.edu


Areas of Specialty 

Social history of the French Reformation in the 16th and 17th centuries


Current Research Interests

Women and the French Reformed Church in the Early 17th Century: Interactions between women and the consistory in the town of Courthézon



Judith Meyer is from Detroit, Michigan. She received her B.A. in history with magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors from Lawrence University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Iowa. She received a Fulbright Fellowship to France to pursue her doctoral research.  She began her teaching career at Smith College and taught at UConn-Stamford and Fairfield University before arriving at UConn-Waterbury in 1989. She resides in Fairfield, CT.


Selected Publications 


Reformation in La Rochelle: Tradition and Change in Early Modern France, 1500-1568.  Geneva: Librairie Droz, 1996.



“Courthézon’s Pastors and the Ministry in a Changing Environment, 1617-1640,” in Didier Poton and Raymond A. Mentzer, eds., Agir pour l’Église, Ministères et charges ecclésiastiques dans les églises réformées (XVIe-XIXe siècles), Paris:  Les Indes savantes, 2014, 111-130.

“On the Front Lines of Coexistence:  Courthézon’s Consistory in the Early Seventeenth Century,” The Sixteenth Century Journal 43, no. 4 (2012): 1037-1060.

“La Rochelle.”  Signed article in Hans J.  Hillerbrand, editor-in-chief, Encyclopedia of the Reformation, New York: Oxford University Press, 1996, Vol. 2: 392-394.

“The Success of the French Reformation:  The Case of La Rochelle,” Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte 84 (1993): 242-275.

“La Rochelle and the Failure of the French Reformation,” The Sixteenth Century Journal XV, No. 2 (Summer, 1984): 169-183.