College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

David A. Hill

Graduate Student
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 3637


My research interest centers upon late medieval Christianity. Specifically I study the effects of Reformation ideology upon more traditional forms of Christianity during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. My interests extend to the role of the Church and influence of monasticism upon spiritualism in English society.

Advised by Steven Epstein

Dissertation Title: "The English Carthusians: Spiritual Idealism in the English Reformation"


A native of rural southwestern Missouri, David Hill earned Bachelors degrees in European history and religious studies (2010), along with a Masters degree in British history (2012) from Missouri State University.  His historical interests are late Victorian/Edwardian social and religious history in Britain; specifically, how many modern Britons increasingly identified "religion" less with traditional church organizations, and instead generally saw state sponsored social programs as a form of religious duty toward the needy. His research focuses upon how such religious groups, of all social classes, understood and sought to ameliorate poverty as well as other problematic social issues that stemmed from poverty in late nineteenth century Britain.Hill has taught and assisted in teaching courses in American, British, and continental European history covering wide temporal periods since 2010. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in modern British history.

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