Jessica Hower

Notable Achievements

Assistant Professor of History Jessica Hower presented a paper titled “‘Partners Both’ in Gender and Empire: Mary I, Elizabeth I, and the Construction of Female Imperial Kingship, ca. 1550-1570” at the seventh Kings and Queens conference, “Ruling Sexualities: Sexuality, Gender and the Crown,” at the University of Winchester and Hampton Court Palace, United Kingdom, July 913, 2018. Her attendance was funded by a grant from the conference, which was sponsored by the Royal Studies Journal, Royal Studies Network, University of Winchester, Society for Renaissance Studies, and Historic Royal Palaces.

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Expertise

Early Modern Europe, Britain and Ireland, The British Empire, The Atlantic World, Comparative Colonialism

Jessica Hower received her PhD from Georgetown University in 2013, her MA from Georgetown University in 2009, and her BA from Union College in 2006. 

Honors & Awards

  • Dissertation Fellow, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-13
  • Thomas Helde Award for Excellence in Teaching, Georgetown University, 2011-12
  • Royden B. Davis Teaching Fellowship, History Department, Georgetown University, 2011-12
  • NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers, “English Encounters with the Americas, 1550-1610” at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, with support, July 2011
  • Piepho Grant for archival dissertation research, History Department, Georgetown University, Spring 2011
  • Non-Service Grant, History Department, Georgetown University (2010-2011)
  • Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, Georgetown University (2008-2010)
  • Teaching Assistantship, Georgetown University (2007-2008)
  • Graduate School Tuition Scholarship, Georgetown University (2006-2013)
  • GSAS/History Department International Conference Travel Grant, Georgetown University, 2009
  • GSAS/History Department US Conference Travel Grant, Georgetown University, 2008

Affiliations

  • Advisory Committee, Washington Area Consortium for North American History, 2010-2013
  • NACBS, American Historical Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, 2006-present
  • Jessica Hower received her PhD from Georgetown University in 2013, her MA from Georgetown University in 2009, and her BA from Union College in 2006. 

    Honors & Awards

    • Dissertation Fellow, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-13
    • Thomas Helde Award for Excellence in Teaching, Georgetown University, 2011-12
    • Royden B. Davis Teaching Fellowship, History Department, Georgetown University, 2011-12
    • NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers, “English Encounters with the Americas, 1550-1610” at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, with support, July 2011
    • Piepho Grant for archival dissertation research, History Department, Georgetown University, Spring 2011
    • Non-Service Grant, History Department, Georgetown University (2010-2011)
    • Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, Georgetown University (2008-2010)
    • Teaching Assistantship, Georgetown University (2007-2008)
    • Graduate School Tuition Scholarship, Georgetown University (2006-2013)
    • GSAS/History Department International Conference Travel Grant, Georgetown University, 2009
    • GSAS/History Department US Conference Travel Grant, Georgetown University, 2008

    Affiliations

    • Advisory Committee, Washington Area Consortium for North American History, 2010-2013
    • NACBS, American Historical Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, 2006-present
  • Book Manuscript in Progress: “Tudor Imperialism: Exploration, Expansion, and Experimentation in the Sixteenth-Century British Atlantic World”

    “An Experiment in British Empire: Henry VIII in Tournai, 1513-1519,” Memoire, Societe Royale d’Histoire et d’Archeologie de Tournai, vol. XIV, forthcoming, late 2013

  • “Henry VIII, Tournai, and the Origins of the British Empire,” presented before the North American Conference on British Studies, Cincinnati, OH, October 2008

    “The Stuart Legacy of Henry VIII: The King in History, 1603-1688,” presented before “Henry VIII and the Tudor Court, 1509-2009,” a three-day academic conference to mark the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the throne, Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, UK, July 2009

    “‘Ungracious Dogholes’: The Henrician British Empire in Tournai, Ireland, and Newfoundland, 1513-1527, Early Modern Global History Seminar, Institute for Global History, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 14 December 2012