Elise Dermineur

Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of Early Modern History, Umeå University

After studying history at the Université de Strasbourg, Elise Dermineur received a Ph.D. in
History in 2011 from Purdue University for the thesis ‘Women in Rural Society: Peasants,
Patriarchy and the Local Economy in Northeast France, 1650–1789’. In 2011, Dermineur
was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. Between 2011 and
2013, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at Umeå University. From 2013 to 2015, she worked
as a Research Fellow at Lund University on the project ‘Marrying Cultures: Queens Consort
and European Identities, 1500–1800’, funded by the Humanities in the European Research
Area (HERA). In 2016, she was promoted to Associate Professor (docent).

Her research interests range widely, from the history of justice and economics to gender and
women’s history. Above all, she is deeply interested in the study of rural communities in early
modern Europe. Dermineur’s publications include articles published in the Journal of Social History,
The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Traverse Revue d’Histoire – Zeitschrift für Geschichte,
Social Science History
, among others. Her article titled ‘Female Peasants, Patriarchy and the Credit
Market in Eighteenth-Century France’ was awarded the Ronald S. Love Prize by the Western
Society for French History in 2009. In 2017, she published Gender and Politics in Eighteenth-
Century Sweden
(Routledge), a political biography of the Swedish queen Lovisa Ulrika (1720–1782).
She is currently editing a collection of essays on women and credit activities in preindustrial Europe
(Brepols, 2018).

As a Pro Futura Fellow, Dermineur examines the paradigms of private credit and debt in early modern
Europe from 1500 to 1800.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2017-18.