Lynneth J. Renberg

Lynneth J. Renberg
Assistant Professor of History

Doctor of Philosophy, History, Baylor University
Master of Letters, Modern History, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Bachelor of Arts, History, Oklahoma Christian University

(864) 231-2096

What classes do you teach at Anderson

HIS 181, HIS 334

What year did you start teaching at AU


Why teach at AU?

Anderson's prioritization of integrity in faith and scholarship, as well as its commitment to the arts, first drew me to AU. My interest in history and teaching developed from intensive faculty mentorship and investment in my growth as both a scholar and a Christian during my time as an undergraduate student, and I look forward to providing similar mentoring and investment to my students at AU.


Reading, hiking, travel, baking, music, and dance

What do you find most enjoyable about working at Anderson University?

The campus community- everyone is so welcoming!

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

Collaborative and interactive. We dig into sources, media, and narratives as we engage with the history we are studying, and then work to connect history to big ideas and themes.


“Divine Punishment or Disease? Medieval and Early Modern Approaches to the 1518 Strasbourg Dancing Plague.” Dance Research Journal 35.2 (November 2017): 149- 164.

Co-Author, "John Mirk" in Oxford Bibliographies (forthcoming)

"Dancing Through the Archives: Dance, Manuscripts, and Medieval Religion." North American Conference on British Studies Blog.

“Dance and the Church: A History More Complicated Than Footloose” on The Anxious Bench ( Published February 8, 2017.