Did You Know?
Luther students can register in Arts, Science, or Media, Art, and Performance degree programs. All degrees are awarded by the U of R.
The Luther College Residence is a great place for student athletes; it’s conveniently located and comes with a great meal plan.
Luther College offers the best of both worlds: a smaller college environment with all the benefits of a larger university.
The Luther College Residence hosts multiple social events and programs throughout the year, such as Christmas Dinner, International Night, Mardi Gras, and Karaoke Night.
Luther grads attend a special graduation ceremony and luncheon celebration at Luther College as well as the U of R convocation ceremony
It pays to go to Luther College. Literally. Luther students are eligible for an additional $100,000 in scholarships, in addition to all of the awards available to them as U of R!
Small classes = big advantages. As a federated college, Luther College classes are typically smaller. This allows for students to connect with their profs and classmates.
Luther College students pay the same tuition and fees as other University of Regina students.
Dr. Yvonne Petry
Dr. Yvonne Petry has taught history at Luther College at the Unviersity of Regina since 1998. She graduated with an M.A. from the University of Saskatchewan in 1991 and a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba in 1997. Her field is Early Modern European history, with a particular interest in the relationship between magic, religion, and science in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century France. Her current research focuses on the attitudes of early modern French physicians and surgeons towards magic, witchcraft and demonic possession. She regularly presents her work at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, the Southern Association of the History of Medicine and Science and elsewhere. She supervises both masters and honours students in early modern history and teaches at all levels. She also serves as Assistant Dean of Luther College at the University of Regina. She lives in Regina, Saskatchewan with her husband, Gary Diver. She is an avid fan of opera, nineteenth-century literature and Scottish country dancing. She and her husband participate in Scottish and multicultural events in Regina, Saskatchewan on a regular basis.
HIST 115 – Issues in European History
HIST 270 – Europe, 1400-1648: Renaissance and Reformation
HIST 271 – Health, Disease and the Body: The History of Medicine in Western Culture
HIST 272 – Gender and the Body in Early Modern Europe
HIST 370 – The European Reformations
HIST 373 – The European Witch Hunts
HIST 400/800 – Theories of History
HIST 472 – From Magic to Science: The Evolution of Early Modern European Thought
- Preparation of a book on sixteenth-century medicine, entitled Illness and Infection in the Era of the European Witch Hunts
- Preparation of an article on French apothecary Laurent Catelan.
Selected Recent Academic Publications
Vision, Medicine and Magic: Bewitchment and Lovesickness in Jacques Grévin’s Deux Livres des vénins (1568).”In Religion and the Senses in Early Modern Europe. Eds. Wietse de Boer and Christine Göttler. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2013. 455-472.
“Many Things Surpass our Knowledge’: An Early Modern Surgeon on Magic, Witchcraft and Demonic Possession.” Social History of Medicine 25 (2012): 47-64.
Gender, Kabbalah and the Catholic Reformation: The Mystical Theology of Guillaume Postel (1510-1581) (Leiden: Brill, 2004).
Webs of Reality: Social Perspectives on Science and Religion, co-authored with William Stahl, Robert Campbell and Gary Diver (Piscatawy, NJ: Rutgers, 2002).
Selected Recent Presentations
“Early Modern Demonic Possession as a Response to Trauma,” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico (October, 2013).
“The Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychic Trauma: A Comparative Analysis of Possession and PTSD” (co-authored with Regan Shercliffe, PhD) Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science, Charleston (February, 2013).
Supervision of Graduate and Honours Students
Honours Paper in History. Laura Hochban, “’A Natural and Necessary Thing’: The Consequences of Martin Luther’s Marriage Reforms on Women in Sixteenth-Century Germany” (2013).
M.A. in History. Melissa Munro, “Studying Female Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century London: A Historiographical Analysis” (2012).
Honours Paper in History. Jill Kergan, “Portentous Propaganda: Interpretations of Monstrous Births in the Early Modern Era” (2010).
M.A. in History. Geoffrey Loken, “Lost Tribes and the Devil’s Army: The Changing Role of Native Americans in the Puritan Imagination” (2009).