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Dr. Johanna Luthman

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Title: Professor - History
Phone: 678-717-3566

Office: Strickland Academic, 217, Gainesville
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Areas of Expertise: British Tudor and Stuart history (1500s and 1600s), gender history, history of love, sex, and marriage


Dr. Luthman teaches survey courses, as well as upper level courses in medieval and early modern European history. Her own area of research and publication consist of Tudor and Stuart England, especially Elizabethan and early Stuart history (late 1500s and early 1600s). She has worked at UNG since 2007.

Courses Taught

  • HIST 1111, HIST 1112: World History Surveys
  • HIST 2200, 2201: Western History Surveys
  • HIST 2111: US History Survey I
  • HIST 2120: An Intro to the History of Love, Sex, and Marriage in the Western World
  • HIST 3215: Medieval Europe
  • HIST 3220: Renaissance and Reformation
  • HIST 3254: Tudor England
  • HIST 3255: Stuart England
  • HIST 4225: Seminar in Early Modern History


  • Ph.D., History, Emory University, 2004
  • M.S., History, Georgia State University, 1999
  • B.A., History, Georgia State University, 1997

Research/Special Interests

My research focuses on the Tudor and Stuart period in English history (1500-1600s), and specifically on issues of love, sex, and marriage.


Johanna Luthman. Love, Madness and Scandal: The Life of Frances Coke Villiers, Viscountess Purbeck. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, May 2017.

Johanna Rickman. “'He Would Never Consent in his Heart': Child Marriages in Early Modern England.” Journal of the History of Children and Youth Spring 2013, v. 6: 293 - 313.

Johanna Rickman. Love, Lust and License in Early Modern England: Illicit Sex and the Nobility. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2008.

Work Experience

UNG Gainesville 2013-present

UNG Oconee 2007-present

Georgia State University 2006-2007

Kennesaw State University 2004-2006

Emory University 2004-2006

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