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Dr. Emily F. Winerock is an independent historian specializing in the history of dance in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England and Europe. She is based in Pittsburgh, PA, and was a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh from 2014-2017. Previously, she taught in the Western Heritage Program at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. She is a graduate of the doctoral program in history at the University of Toronto, holds a M.A. in Early Modern History from the University of Sussex, and received her B.A. in English from Princeton University.

A scholar-practitioner, Dr. Winerock choreographs for theatre and dance productions and has taught Renaissance dance workshops in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. She is the convener of the Early Dance Working Group for the Dance Studies Association and the moderator of the Dance Historians Network on LinkedIn. Along with with Linda McJannet and Amy Rodgers, she is a co-founder and co-director of the Shakespeare and Dance Project.

Dr. Winerock is married to computational chemist Dr. Chris Wilmer, an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Wilmer is a co-founder of the start-up companies NuMat Technologies and AerOnics. He is also a founding editor of the cryptocurrency journal Ledger and the author of Bitcoin for the Befuddled. Dr. Winerock's line of science-themed ties based on Dr. Wilmer's research are available at the Zazzle storefront: Winerocks.


Reformation and Revelry: The Politics and Practices of Dancing in Early Modern England, c.1550-c.1640" (pdf, 7073KB)

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