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Dr. Scott Hendrix

Associate Professor of History 262.524.7272 Explorer House 202




  • University of Tennessee, Ph.D. in History
  • University of Tennessee, M.A. in 17th Century English History
  • Athens State University, B.A. History and English

Areas of Specialization

Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation history; world history, with an emphasis on the history of the Middle East

Scholarly and Professional Achievements


The Impact of the English Colonization of Ireland in the Sixteenth Century: A "Very Troublesome People" (2012)

Riot and Resistance in County Norfolk, 1646-1650: The Road to Rebellion in Seventeenth-century Britain (2012).

How Albert the Great’s Speculum astronomiae Was interpreted and Used by Four Centuries of Readers: A Study in Late Medieval Medicine, Astronomy and Astrology(2010). 

Edited Volume

Rational Magic. In collaboration with Brian Feltham (2011)


With Timothy J. Shannon. Magic and the Supernatural (2012).

Peer-reviewed articles

"The Pursuit of Witches and the Sexual Discourse of the Sabbat." Anthropologija, 2.11 (2011): 41-59.

“Natural Philosophy or Science in Premodern Epistemic Regimes? The Case of the Astrology of Albert the Great and Galileo Galilei.” Teorie vedy / Theory of Science: Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science, XXXII.2 (2011): 111-132.

"Choosing to be Human: Albert the Great on Human Agency and Celestial Influence." Culture and Cosmos,12.2 (2008): : 23-41.

“Reading the Future and Freeing the Will: Astrology of the Arabic World and Albertus Magnus.” Hortulus, 1 (2006): 30-49.

Book chapters

"Neuroscience and the Quest for God." In collaboration with Christopher J. May, in The Neuroscientific Turn in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Melissa Littlefield, ed. (2012)

"Rational Astrology and Empiricism, From Pico to Galileo." Magic and the Supernatural, Scott E. Hendrix and Timothy J. Shannon (2012).

"Rational Astrology and Scientific Rationalism in Premodern Europe." in Rational Magic, Scott E. Hendrix and Brian Feltham, eds. (2011)

Encyclopedia Entries

“Astronomy and Astrology in the Arabic World, 1000-1500." ABC-CLIO World History Encyclopedia (2011)

“World Astronomy and Astrology, 1000-1500." ABC-CLIO World History Encyclopedia (2011)

Honors and Awards

  • Broeker fellowship for British studies, 2006:
  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Research in the Ambrosiana Collection, Collection of Notre Dame University, 2005
  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Research in the Pope Pius XII Vatican Film Library of St. Louis University, 2005
  • Susan Becker Award for Outstanding Teaching, University of Tennessee, 2003-2004
  • W.K. McClure fellowship for international studies, 2002 
  • Broeker fellowship for British studies, 2002
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