Gregory Hanlon

University Research Professor - On Sabbatical until July 1, 2019

Phone: 902-494-3642
Fax: 902-494-3349
Mailing Address: 
Room 3176, Marion McCain Building, 6135 University Ave
PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Early modern Italian and French history
  • Behavioural history
  • Baroque civilizations
  • War and society
  • Legal history
  • Material culture
  • Human ethology and social psychology


  • Licence és Lettres (Bordeaux)
  • MA (Toronto)
  • Doctorat du 3e cycle (Bordeaux)

Selected publications

  • Italy 1636:  Cemetery of Armies, forthcoming Oxford University Press
  • The Hero of Italy: The duke of Parma and the Thirty Years' War.  Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • Vita Rurale in Terra Di Siena Nel Seicento Natura. Pascal Editrice, 2008. 
  • Human Nature in Rural Tuscany: an early modern history. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007. (Italian translation completed, by dott. Simone Caffari).
  • The Origins of Modern Italy 1550-1800; Three seasons in European History. London & New York,  Palgrave, 2000 (Italian translation, Il Mulino, Storia dell’Italia moderna, Bologna, 2002).
  • The Twilight of a Military Tradition: Italian Aristocrats and European Conflicts, 1560-1800. London, University College London Press, (now Taylor & Francis) 1998.
  • Confession and Community in Seventeenth-Century France:  Catholic and Protestant coexistence in Aquitaine. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993, 312 pp.

Awards and honours

  • (2007) International conference around my book: The Twilight of a Military Tradition, at Reggia di Venaria, Italy.  30 November - 1 December 2007, entitled Riflessioni sulla "Piedmontese exception."  Acts published under the title Il Piemonte come eccezione? Paola Bianchi ed., Torino. 2008
  • (2006 to 2016) Dalhousie University Research Professor
  • (2003) SSHRC High Performer, designated such by a doctoral research project by A. Chawla, under the direction of Dr. Steven Cronshaw, Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of Guelph

Teaching 2018-2019

  • HIST 1020F - Introduction to European History, Part 1
  • HIST 1022F - Introduction to European History Part 2 (SATISFIES THE WRITING REQUIREMENT WHEN TAKEN WITH HISTORY 1023)
  • HIST 2015W - War and Society in Early Modern Europe
  • HIST 2064F - Economic History of the Early Modern West 1500-1800

Office hours for Fall Term: 

  •   Tuesdays and Thursdays:  4:00-5:30
  •   or walk-in anytime