Charles Zika

Charles Zika is a Professorial Fellow in History at The University of Melbourne and was a foundation CI in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (2011–2018).  His interests lie in the intersection of religious practice, emotion, visual culture and print in early modern Europe. Recent books include Love: Art of Emotion 1400–1800 (edited with Angela Hesson & Matthew Martin, 2017); Disaster, Death and the Emotions in the Shadow of the Apocalypse, 1400–1700 (edited with Jennifer Spinks, 2016); The Appearance of Witchcraft: Print and Visual Culture in Sixteenth-Century Europe (Routledge, 2007); and forthcoming in 2019, Feeling Exclusion: Religious Conflict, Exile and Emotions in Early Modern Europe (edited with Giovanni Tarantino). Recent articles explore the emotional economy of pilgrimage; the historiography of history of emotions research; apocalyptic time, emotion and disaster; anger and dishonor in sixteenth-century broadsheets; ridicule and cruelty in seventeenth-century witchcraft imagery; the late medieval Nuremberg Carnival; images of the witch of Endor in medieval and early modern Europe; emotions and the visual, 1300–1600. His forthcoming major projects include a monograph on an Austrian national shrine, The Emotional Economy of Mariazell: Liberation, Belonging, Conquest, and contributions to a collaborative project on Albrecht Dürer and material culture.

Contact

c.zika@unimelb.edu.au
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Curriculum Vitae

Research Projects

Emotions and Exclusion: Witchcraft Imagery of the 17th and Early 18th Centuries

Emotions, Sacred Place & Community: the Shrine of Mariazell

Natural Disasters and Apocalyptic Anxiety: The Wick Collection

Selected Publications

Zika, C. ‘Picturing Witchcraft in Late Seventeenth-Century Germany’. In A Sourcebook of Early Modern European History: Life, Death, and Everything in Between, edited by U. Lotz-Heumann, pp. 190–94. London: Routledge, 2019.

Zika, C. ‘Images of King Saul in Medieval and Sixteenth-Century Bibles: Continuities and Transformations of a Medieval Type’. In Visual Typology in Early Modern Europe: Continuity and Expansion, edited by D. Eichberger and S. Perlove, pp. 237–59. Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. (published October 2018).

Zika, C. ‘The Kerry Stokes Schembart Book: Festivity, Fashion and Family in the Late Medieval Nuremberg Carnival’.  In Antipodean Early Modern European Art in Australian Collections, c.1200–1600, edited by A. Dunlop, pp. 269–85. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018.

Zika, C. ‘Recalibrating Witchcraft through Recycling and Collage: The Case of a Late Seventeenth-Century Anonymous Print’. In The Primacy of the Image in Northern European Art, 1400–1700: Essays in Honor of Larry Silver, edited by D. Cashion, A. West and H. Luttikhuizen, pp. 391–404. Leiden: Brill, 2017.

Zika, C. ‘The Witch and Magician in European Art’. In The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft, edited by O. Davies, pp. 134‒66. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Zika, C. ‘The Transformation of Sabbath Rituals by Jean Crépy and Laurent Bordelon: Redirecting Emotion Through Ridicule’. In Emotion, Ritual and Power in Europe, 1200‒1920: Family, State and Church, edited by M. L. Bailey and K. Barclay, pp. 261‒84. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Zika, C. ‘Prints and Illustrated Broadsheets’. In Early Modern Emotions: An Introduction, edited by S. Broomhall, pp. 140‒46. London and New York: Routledge, 2017.

Zika, C. ‘The History of Emotions: A Brief Historiography’, translated by Zhou Jia-ying. Social Science Front 10 (2017): 246–56.

Zika, C. ‘The Emotional Economy of Early Modern Pilgrimage Shrines: The Case of Mariazell’. Emotions: History, Culture, Society 1.1 (2017): 1‒27.

Hesson, A., M. Martin and C. Zika, eds.  Love: Art of Emotion 1400−1800. Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 2017.

Zika, C. ‘Sebald Beham, Venus 1539, from The Seven Planets series 1539, engraving’. In Love: Art of Emotion 1400–1800, edited by A. Hesson, M. Martin and C. Zika, pp. 34–35. Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 2017. 

Zika, C. ‘The Transformation of Sabbath Rituals by Jean Crépy and Laurent Bordelon: Redirecting Emotion Through Ridicule’. In Emotion, Ritual and Power in Europe, 1200‒1920: Family, State and Church, edited by M. L. Bailey and K. Barclay, pp. 261‒84. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Zika, C. ‘The Cruelty of Witchcraft: The Drawings of Jacques de Gheyn the Younger’. In Emotions in the History of Witchcraft, edited by L. Kounine and M. Ostling, pp. 37–56. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Spinks, J. and C. Zika, eds. Disaster, Death and the Emotions in the Shadow of the Apocalypse, 1400–1700. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Spinks, J. and C. Zika. ‘Introduction: Rethinking Disaster and Emotions, 14001700’. In Disaster, Death and the Emotions in the Shadow of the Apocalypse, 1400–1700, edited by J. Spinks and C. Zika, pp. 1–17. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Zika, C. ‘Disaster, Apocalypse, Emotions and Time in Sixteenth-Century Pamphlets’. In Disaster, Death and the Emotions in the Shadow of the Apocalypse, 1400–1700, edited by J. Spinks and C. Zika, pp. 69–90. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Zika, C. ‘The Cruelty of Witchcraft: The Drawings of Jacques de Gheyn the Younger’. In Emotions in the History of Witchcraft, edited by L. Kounine and M. Ostling, pp. 35–56. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Zika, C. The Witch of Endor Before the Witch Trials’. In Contesting Orthodoxy in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Magic, Heresy and Witchcraft, edited by L. N. Kallestrup and R. M. Toivo, pp. 167–91. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Zika, C. ‘Violence, Anger and Dishonour in Sixteenth-Century Broadsheets from the Collection of Johann Jakob Wick’. In Violence and Emotions in Early Modern Europe, edited by S. Broomhall, pp. 37–58. London: Routledge, 2016.

Zika, C. ‘Recasting Images of Witchcraft in the Later Seventeenth Century: The Witch of Endor as Ritual Magician’. In Gender and Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Destroying Order, Structuring Disorder, edited by S. Broomhall, pp. 147–72. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015.

Zika, C. ‘Leaf from the Gutenberg Bible’; ‘Carta Executoria of Luis de Portillo’; ‘Carta Executoria of Martin Sanchez de Soto’; ‘Doctorate of Canon and Civil Law, awarded by the University of Bologna’; ‘Schembart Buch (The Book of the Nuremberg Shrovetide Carnival)’; ‘Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Calvary, or Crucifixion (1615)’. In An Illumination: The Rothschild Prayer Book and other works from the Kerry Stokes Collection, c.1280–1685, edited by M. Manion, pp. 118–19, 132–45, 194–99. Perth: Australian Capital Equity, 2015.

Zika, C. ‘Visual Signs of Imminent Disaster in the Sixteenth-Century Zurich Archive of Johann Jakob Wick’. In Disaster as Image: Iconographies and Media Strategies across Europe and Asia, edited by M. Juneja and G. J. Schenk, pp. 43–53, 217–20. Regensburg: Schnell und Steiner, 2014.

Zika, C. ‘Images and Witchcraft Studies: A Short History’. In Writing Witch-hunt Histories: Challenging the Paradigm, edited by M. Nenonen and R. M. Toivo, pp. 41–85. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014.

Zika, C. ‘Dürer, Albrecht (1471–1528), Witch Riding Backwards on a Goat’. In Radicals, Slayers and Villains: Prints from the Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne, curated by K. Stone, p. 59. Melbourne: University of Melbourne Library, 2014.

Zika, C. and S. Broomhall. ‘Obituary: Philippa (Pip) Maddern (1952–2014)’. Australian Historical Studies 45.3 (2014): 450–51.

Zika, C., and M. Manion. Celebrating Word and Image 1250–1600. Illuminated Manuscripts from the Kerry Stokes Collection. Perth: Australian Capital Equity & Fremantle Press, 2013. ISBN: 9781922089595.

Zika, C. ‘The Witch in Early Modern Art’. In Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America, edited by Brian Levack, pp. 141–56. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780199578160

Zika, C., C. Leahy and J. Spinks, eds. The Four Horsemen: Apocalypse, Death & Disaster. Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 2012.  ISBN 978-0-72410-357-7.

Spinks, J.  and C. Zika. ‘The Four Horsemen: An Introduction’. The Four Horsemen: Apocalypse, Death and Disaster, edited by C. Leahy, J. Spinks and C. Zika, pp. 1–13. Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 2012.

Zika, C. ‘Witchcraft and the Scapegoating of Disaster’. In The Four Horsemen: Apocalypse, Death and Disaster, edited by C. Leahy, J. Spinks and C. Zika, pp. 62–75. Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 2012.

Zika, C. 'The Baillieu Library's Etching of André Laurent, "Saul and the Witch of Endor", After Salvator Rosa'. In Print Matters at the Baillieu, edited by S. Jaehrling and K. Stone. Melbourne: Cussonia Press, 2011.

Selected Presentations

Conference Paper: ‘Emotions and Historical Periodisation’, Third International Conference of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions ‘The Future of Emotions/Conversations Without Borders’, The University of Western Australia, 14–15 June 2018.

Awards and Honours

Spinks, J. and D. Eichberger, eds. Religion, the Supernatural and Visual Culture in Early Modern Europe. An Album Amicorum for Charles Zika. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2015.

Davies, J. and M. Pickering. A World Enchanted: Magic and the Margins. Essays in Honour of Charles Zika. Melbourne: Griffin Press, 2014 (Melbourne Historical Journal research series, no. 2). [Includes an Introduction by Lyndal Roper, 7 essays, and an interview by Sarah Ferber.]

Barbu, D. ‘Historians and their Craft: An Interview with Charles Zika’. Cromohs: Cyber Review of Modern Historiography 20 (2015–16): 90–100.

Zika, C. Best Small Catalogue Prize for 2013, awarded by the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand for The Four Horsemen: Apocalypse, Death & Disaster (National Gallery of Victoria, 2012) exhibition catalogue, edited by C. Leahy, J. Spinks and C. Zika.  AUD100 – supported by UWA. 10 December 2013.