B.A. 1991 Pomona College, M.A. 1996 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Ph.D. 2003 University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor Helfferich specializes in early modern European history. Her research interests include the intersection of religion and politics in the seventeenth century, early modern European military history, the history of the Reformation, and early modern European gender history. She is currently at work on a manuscript based on her dissertation, 'The Scepter Rests Well in the Hands of a Woman': Faith, Politics, and the Thirty Years War, which uses the reign of the German princess Amalia Elisabeth of Hesse-Cassel as a window into the later years of the Thirty Years War (1618-1648). She has also recently published a sourcebook on the war titled The Thirty Years War: A Documentary History, and an article, "A Levy in Liège for Mazarin's Army: Practical and Strategic Difficulties in Raising and Supporting Troops in the Thirty Years War" which appeared in The Journal of Early Modern History in November 2007.
Professor Helfferich teaches courses on world history, Western Civilization, early modern European history, the Reformation, gender history, and military history.
Department of History
The Ohio State University at Lima
4240 Campus Drive
Galvin Hall 460F
Lima, Ohio 45804