About Courtney Herber

Courtney Herber is a PhD student studying at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln under the supervision of Dr. Carole Levin. Her research interests include theatre, queenship, royal studies, popular culture, and gender studies in early modern England.  She has done work on Golden Age Theatre in Spain as well as early modern Ireland.

Below is her most current CV (as of Spring 2018).

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, Nebraska)

  • PhD. in History (early modern England), 2015 – Current
    • Specialization in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • MA in History, 2016

Northern Michigan University (Marquette, Michigan)

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in History, summa cum laude, 2014

Coe College (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, 2006
    • Minors: History, German, & Asian Studies


  • Let Them Eat Cake, She Says”: Assessing Marie-Antoinette’s Image” in Remembering Queens and Kings in Early Modern England and France: Reputation, Reinterpretation, Reincarnation, edited by Estelle Paranque. New York: Palgrave, forthcoming.
  • “En un infierno los dos: Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn in Shakespeare and Fletcher’s Henry VIII and Calderon’s La cisma de Inglaterra” in Shakespeare’s Queens, edited by Kavita Mudan Finn and Valerie Schutte. New York: Palgrave, forthcoming.
  • Three essays in A Biographical Encyclopedia of Early Modern Englishwomen, Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts, 15001650, edited by Carole Levin, Anna Riehl Bertolet, and Jo Eldrige Carney. (Routledge, 2016).
  • Review of Queenship and Revolution: Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette by Carolyn Harris. Royal Studies Journal Volume 3, No. 1 (Summer 2016): 124-126.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • “En un infierno los dos: Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn in Shakespeare and Fletcher’s Henry VIII and Calderon’s La Cisma de Inglaterra, Association for Hispanic Classical Theater, El Paso, Texas, April 12-14, 2018, Accepted.
  • “Queens on the Early Modern Stage,” European Studies Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, October 6-7, 2017.
  • “Not So Weak and Feeble- Tudor and Stewart Queens at War,” South Central Renaissance Conference, Austin, Texas, April 20-22, 2017
  • “Tudor and Fitzgerald: Irish Politics and Friendship in the Tudor Court,” Gloriana Society Conference, London, UK, November 18-20, 2016
  • “Living in the Queen’s Shadow: How Anna of Denmark and Henrietta Maria of France redefined Queenship in Early Modern England” South Central Renaissance Conference, Saint Louis, Missouri, March 24, 2016.
  • “Kinship and Cultivated Relationships: Queen Consort of England and the Court of Public Opinion,” Newberry Library Graduate Student Conference, Chicago, Illinois, January 28-30, 2016.
  • “Early Stuart Masques: Self-Fashioning and Feminine Power Emanating from the Court Entertainments of Anna of Denmark Kings& Queens 3: Entourage, Winchester, UK, July 11 – 13, 2014.


Professional Experience

  • Teaching Assistant, Department of History, UNL, 2015 – Current
  • Programming Assistant, Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center, Northern Michigan University, 2013-2014
  • Transcriptionist, Center for Upper Peninsula Studies, Northern Michigan University, 2014

Awards and Honors

  • Awarded President’s Fellowship, 2015-2017
  • Newberry Library Consortium Travel Award, 2016 & 2017 (to attend a workshop)
  • Newberry Library Consortium Travel Award, 2016 (to present at a conference)
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program Travel Award, 2016 & 2017
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of History Graduate Student Travel Grant, 2016 & 2017
  • Won the Teaching Online for Graduate Students Travel Award, Fall 2017
  • Graduated from Northern Michigan University summa cum laude


  • History Graduate Student Association (UNL)
    • Vice-President 2016 – 2017
    • President 2017-2018
  • James A. Rawley Graduate Conference in the Humanities Conference
    • Chair 2017
  • Phi Alpha Theta/History Club (NMU)
    • Vice-President 2013
    • President 2013-2014


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