Walter Woodward

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Connecticut

Emeritus Connecticut State Historian

Areas of Specialty
Early American/Atlantic World history, History of Connecticut, Public History

Professor Woodward joined the UConn faculty in 2004 and retired in 2022.

State Historian Website

Current Research Interests
Alchemy, & the Creation of New England Culture in the 17th Century; John Winthrop, Jr. (1606-1676); The Connecticut Diaspora: Outmigration to Vermont, New York and the Western Reserve, 1763-1820; Music as a Medium of Intercultural Communication.

Selected Publications
Co-authored with Alan Marcus and Jeremy Stoddard: Teaching History with Museums: Strategies for K-12 Social Studies, Routledge Press, December 2011.

Prospero’s America: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy, and the Creation of New England Culture, 1606-1676,  Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press, Spring 2010.

“Captain John Smith and the Campaign for New England”, New England Quarterly, March, 2008 

“The Alchemy of Alchemy”William and Mary Quarterly 60.4 October, 2003, 920-924

New England’s Other Witch-Hunt: The Hartford Witch-hunt of the 1660s and Changing Patterns in Witchcraft Prosecution,” Organization of American Historians Magazine of History vol. 17.4, July, 2003

“Jamestown Estates” The William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd Ser., Vol. 48, No. 1. (Jan., 1991).




Walt Woodward, associate professor of history, UConn
Contact Information
Mailing AddressUConn-Storrs, 241 Glenbrook Road, U-4103, Storrs, CT 06269
LinkCT State Historian