Martha C. Howell

Martha C. Howell is an American historian. She is Miriam Champion Emerita Professor of History at Columbia University.[1]

Martha C. Howell
AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship (2002)
Academic background
Academic work
DisciplineMedieval history


Howell received her B.A. from Georgetown University, and both her M.A. and PhD. from Columbia University.[1] She taught at Rutgers University before joining the Columbia University faculty in 1989, serving as Director of the university's Institute for Research on Women and Gender from 1989 to 1995.[1] Her specialization is the socioeconomic and women's history in Northern Europe during the late Medieval and Early modern centuries, focusing on the Netherlands, northern France, and Germany.[2]

She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002 in the field of Medieval history.[3] She received an honorary doctorate from Ghent University and was elected a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c "Howell, Martha C." Department of History - Columbia University. 2016-09-01. Retrieved 2022-05-22.
  2. ^ Limberger, Michael; Howell, Martha C (2011). "Review of Commerce before Capitalism in Europe, 1300–1600, Martha C. Howell". Renaissance Quarterly. 64 (1): 299–302. doi:10.1086/660459. ISSN 0034-4338.
  3. ^ "Martha C. Howell". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved 2022-05-22.
  4. ^ "Professor Martha Howell Elected to Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium | European Institute". Retrieved 2022-05-22.
  5. ^ "Professor Martha Howell Elected to Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium | Studies of the Dutch-Speaking World". Retrieved 2022-05-22.