Marianne Ruel Robins

Marianne Robins

Professor of History
Phone: (805) 565-6197
Email: robins@westmont.edu
Office Location: Deane Hall 203

Office Hours
Only by appointment during the summer.

Specialization
Perspectives on World History, Medieval Mediterranean

Dr. Marianne Ruel Robins joined the Westmont history faculty in 1996. She comes from Paris, France, where she completed her doctoral work in history at the University of Paris I, La Sorbonne. Professor Robins’ dissertation, “French Attitudes towards Dancing, 16th-18th Centuries” was published in the fall of 2006. At Westmont, Dr. Robins teaches world history, the Holocaust as well as upper division classes in Early Modern Europe, Ancient and Medieval History, and the History of France. After receiving the Silberman Seminar Scholarship, she turned to the Holocaust as her new field.  She researches and writes on the history of rescue among French Protestants.  Dr. Robins is a recipient of the Westmont’s Teacher of the Year Award. She is married to Jon Lemmond and they have four children.  They co-directed the Spring 2011 Westmont Mediterrenean Semester.

Publications

  • (In print)  "The Camp of the Papeterie in Tence," Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, III, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
  • (2017) "Dancing, Morality and the Religious Origins of Secularization in France," European Drama and Performance Studies, 8:115-142.
  • (2015)Revue d'Histoire de l'Église de France, "Les Justes, une autre 'histoire périlleuse': histoire et mémoire protestantes sur le Plateau Vivarais-Lignon," 101:95-120
  • (2013)Church History, "A Grey Site of Memory: Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and Protestant Exceptionalism on the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon," 82:317-352.
  • (2013) "I wonder why it is that I cannot Dance: Early-Modern French Suggestions for Bernard Roussel,"inBible, histoire et societé. Mélanges offerts à Bernard Roussel, éd. par R. Gerald Hobbs et Annie Noblesse-Rocher, Turnhout, Brepols, 2013.
  • (2006) Les Chrétiens et la Danse. Paris: Champion.
  • (2002) “Corps à corps: la querelle des denses et ses enjeux confessionnels (1550-1650)”, published in De Michel de L’Hospital à l’Édit de Nantes: politique et religion face qux Églises, actes du colloque international de Clermont-Ferrand (juin 1998), rassemblés et édités par Thierry Wanegffelen, “Histoires croisées”, Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal, ISBN 2-84516-159-X.
  • (1996) Paroles d’Évangiles. Quatre Pamphlets allemands des années 1520. Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne, 1996. Reviewed in Sixteenth Century Journal, XXVII, 3 (1997), 1033-1035.
  • (1994) “Les Chrétiens et la Danse dans l’Europe du Nord-Ouest”, Historiens et Géographes (Spring 1994), 171-180.

Articles

  • (2002) “Corps à corps: la querelle des denses et ses enjeux confessionnels (1550-1650)”, published in De Michel de L’Hospital à l’Édit de Nantes: politique et religion face qux Églises, actes du colloque international de Clermont-Ferrand (juin 1998), rassemblés et édités par Thierry Wanegffelen, “Histoires croisées”, Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal, ISBN 2-84516-159-X.
  • (1996) “Un prophète en son pays: la Lettre chrétienne d’une dame de la noblesse d’Argula von Stauffen”, in Paroles d’Évangiles, p. 97-160.
  • (1994) “Les Chrétiens et la Danse dans l’Europe du Nord-Ouest”, Historiens et Géographes (Spring 1994), 171-180.

Reviews

  • (2002) Review of Les Ouvriers d’une Vigne Stérile: Les Jésuites et la Conversion des Indiens au Brésil 1580-1620 by Charlotte de Castelnau-L’Estoile, Sixteenth Century Journal 33 (2002).
  • (2001) Review of The History of Morris Dancing, by John Forrest, Sixteenth Century Journal 32 (2001) 911-12.
  • (1999) Review of Adversaries of Dance. From the Puritans to the Present, by Ann Wagner, Church History 68 no. 3 (Sept. 1999), 733-35.
  • (1997) Review of Keeping Together in Time: Dance and Drill in Human History, by William H. McNeill, Sixteenth Century Journal 28 (1997), 945-946.