David Mayes received his Ph.D. in Reformation and Early Modern Europen history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to his 2004 arrival at SHSU he resided in Mainz as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institut für Europäische Geschichte, in Bern while studying at the University's Historisches Institut, and in Marburg as a researcher in archives around central Germany. At SHSU he teaches the World History surveys as well as upper-level and graduate courses in European history. At present he is researching local parish and religious life in central Germany across the 16th-20th centuries.
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
Sam Houston State University - Associate Professor 2009-, Assistant Professor 2004-2009
Communal Christianity: The Life & Loss of a Peasant Vision in Early Modern Germany. Studies in Central European Histories, vol. 35. Editors: Thomas A. Brady Jr. & Roger Chickering. Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2004.
(forthcoming) "The Consistory in Central, Reformed Territories of the Holy Roman Empire." Collection of essays in honor of Robert M. Kingdon.
(forthcoming) "Zwei Arten der Konfessionalisierung: der 1605er Marburger Kirchentumult und der 1705er Frankenberger Kirchhoftumult im Vergleich." Jahrbuch der Hessischen Kirchengeschichtlichen Vereinigung
"Kommunale Konfessionalisierung im bäuerlichen Oberhessen im Zeitalter des Landgrafen Karls, 1677-1730." Zeitschrift des Vereins für Hessische Geschichte und Landeskunde 110 (2005): 129-158.
"Heretics or Nonconformists? State Policies Toward the Anabaptists in Sixteenth-Century Hesse." Sixteenth Century Journal 32/4 (2001): 1003-1026.
Central European history from the sixteenth to twentieth century, particularly the local community and parish life of German-speaking peasantries; more broadly, religion, politics and society in European history.
2013 NEH Summer Seminar