About UAlberta's Augustana Campus


Geoffrey Dipple, PhD (Queen's), MA (Queen's), BA (Valparaiso)

Professor, Department Chair

Augustana Campus

Social Sciences


My research focuses on a variety of topics in the history of early modern Europe, especially in the German-speaking lands at the time of the Protestant Reformation. Current research projects include studies of literary and lived utopias during the sixteenth century, religious radicals and the development of religious toleration in the Netherlands during the seventeenth century, the role of medieval mysticism among religious and social radicals during the early years of the Reformation, and perceptions of the intersection of heresy and sexual deviance by religious and secular authorities.


I have taught a wide range of courses on the history of Europe from Classical Greece to western Europe at the end of the twentieth century.  I also teach courses on the role of religion in political and social radicalism across the globe, and on genocides in the twentieth century.