Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 117
Departments/ProgramsGerman, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature
DegreesHarvard University, Ph.D.
Harvard University, M.A.
ExpertiseEarly modern European history. Germany.
ProfileWorks on the social history of early modern Europe (c. 1450 to c. 1750). He is most interested in rural Germany, and in particular, the transformation of family and property relations in the context of economic crisis and religious war.
|HIST||56b||World History to 1960|
|HIST||66a||History of South Asia (2500 BCE - 1971)|
|HIST||121a||Breaking the Rules: Deviance and Nonconformity in Premodern Europe|
|HIST||123b||Reformation Europe (1400-1600)|
|HIST||126a||Early Modern Europe (1500-1700)|
|HIST||127b||Household and Family in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (1300-1800)|
|HIST||179a||Labor, Gender, and Exchange in the Atlantic World, 1600-1850|
|HIST||205b||Introduction to Doctoral Studies|
|HIST||215b||Teaching World History|
|HIST||221b||Thematic Seminar in Premodern Legal History|
|SAS||100a||Introduction to South Asia|
Awards and Honors
Theodore and Jane Norman Award for Faculty Scholarship (2006)
National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship (2001)
Marver and Sheva Bernstein Faculty Fellowship (2000 - 2001)
Michael L. Walzer '56 Award for Teaching (1999 - 2000)
Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Harvard University CUE Guide (1995)
Gross Dissertation Prize in History (1995)
Harvard Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities (1994)
DAAD Fellowship for Archival Research (Augsburg) (1991)
DAAD Fellowship (Universitat Regensburg) (1989)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship (1989)
Isadore Finkelstein Prize in History (1987)
German Embassy Prize in German (1986)
Madelene Hogson Prize in History (1985)
Norman Prentice Prize in History (1985)
Sreenivasan, Govind. "Beyond the Village: Recent Approaches to the Social History of the Early Modern German Peasantry." History Compass 11. 1 (2013): 47-6
Sreenivasan, Govind. "Chapter 1: Food Production." A Cultural History of Food. Volume 4: The Early Modern Age. vol. 4 Ed. Beat Kümin. Oxford: Berg, 2012
Sreenivasan, Govind. "Review." Rev. of Revolte und Sozialstatus. Von der Spätantike bis zur Frühen Neuzeit. Révolte et statut social de l'Antiquité tardive aux Temps modernes, by Philippe Depreux, ed.. sehepunkte vol. 9, 10 October 2009
Sreenivasan, Govind. "Review." Rev. of Ecology, economy and state formation in early modern Germany, by Paul Warde. Social History vol. 32, 4 (Nov 2007): 473-5.
Sreenivasan, Govind. "Review." Rev. of Communal Christianity: The Life and Loss of a Peasant Vision in early modern Germany. (Boston and Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc., 2004), by David Mayes. Central European History vol. 39, 3 (September 2006): pp. 496-8.
Sreenivasan,Govind. "Review of Oliver Kaul, Undankbare Gäste: Abendmahlsverzich und Abendmahls-ausschluss in der Reichsstadt Ulm um 1600." German History (2005).
Sreenivasan, Govind. The Peasants of Ottobeuren, 1487-1726: A Rural Society in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge University Press, 2004.