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James Grubb


James S. Grubb, Professor (Ph.D. University of Chicago)

Professor Grubb teaches primarily Renaissance and Reformation history. Recipient of several grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, he is author of a number of essays and books, including Firstborn of Venice: Vicenza in the Early Renaissance State and Provincial Families in the Renaissance: Private and Public Life in the Veneto, winner of the American Historical Association’s Marraro prize for the best book in Italian history. He continues his research on social relations in Renaissance Venice.  He won the 2013-2014 University of Maryland Regents’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship.  Professor Grubb recently was appointed one of three trustees of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation (, a philanthropic foundation headquartered in New York.  The Foundation sponsors projects in four areas in which the founder was keenly interested: libraries, humanities, artistic performance in New York, and Venetian studies.  Prof. Grubb is also the Treasurer and Executive Board member of the Renaissance Society of America (, the world’s largest and leading society promoting early modern studies.

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