Tony Grafton’s Ph.D advisees (section 1) and students for whom he served as reader at Princeton (section 2) or as external referee or adviser at other institutions (section 3). The conference organizers have done their best in gathering this information, but we realize that corrections and further additions may still be needed. Please write to amblair at fas dot harvard dot edu to report any changes to be made. 


Michael Monheit Passion and order in the formation of Calvin’s sense of religious authority History 1988 University of South Alabama, Dept. of History, emeritus
Ann Blair Restaging Jean Bodin: The Universae naturae theatrum (1596) in its cultural context History 1990 Harvard University, Dept. of History
Carol Quillen The humanist as reader: Petrarch’s use of the writings of Augustine History 1991 Davidson College, President
Giovanna Cifoletti Mathematics and rhetoric: Peletier and Gosselin and the making of the French algebraic tradition History 1992 Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Dept. of History
Louis Miller The revelation of genius: Toward an interpretation of Nietzsche’s early development History 1994 European School (Brussels)
Katherine Elliot van Liere Humanism and the law faculties in sixteenth-century Spain: Diego de Covarrubias y Leyva (1512-1577) and the University of Salamanca History 1995 Calvin College, Dept. of History
Benjamin Weiss Ptolemy’s Geography in the Renaissance History   Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Brad Gregory The anathema of compromise. Christian martyrdom in early modern Europe History 1996 University of Notre Dame, Dept. of History
April Shelford Faith and glory: Pierre-Daniel Huet and the making of the Demonstratio evangelica (1679) History 1997 American University, Dept. of History
Gregory Lyon Read and judge: The art of history in Reformation Germany, 1531-1600 History   University of North Carolina, Asheville
Eric Ash “The skylfullest men”: Patronage, authority, and the negotiation of expertise in Elizabethan England History 2000 Wayne State University, Dept. of History
Amanda Wunder Search for sanctity in Baroque Seville: The canonization of San Fernando and the making of Golden-Age culture, 1624-1729 History 2002 Lehman College, Dept. of History
Tamara Griggs The changing face of erudition antiquaries in the age of the Grand Tour History 2003 Harvard University, History & Literature
Zur Shalev Geographia sacra: Cartography, religion, and scholarship in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries History 2004 University of Haifa, Dept. of History
Daniela Bleichmar Visual culture in eighteenth-century natural history. Botanical illustrations and expeditions in the Spanish Atlantic History 2005 University of Southern California, Depts. of Art History and History
Yuen-Gen Liang Family and power in early modern Europe: The Fernandez de Cordoba lineage, service, and the construction of the Spanish Empire History 2005 Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Elizabeth McCahill Humanism in the theater of lies: Classical scholarship in the early Quattrocento Curia History 2005 University of Massachusetts – Boston, Dept. of History
Nicholas Popper Walter Ralegh’s History of the World and the historical culture of the late Renaissance History 2007 The College of William and Mary, Dept. of History
Karoline (Kaja) P. Cook Forbidden crossings: Morisco emigration to Spanish America, 1492-1650 History 2008 Dept. of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Vera A. Keller Cornelis Drebbel (1572-1633): Fame and the making of modernity History 2008 Dept of History, University of Oregon
Stephen N. Larsen Friedrich Creuzer and the study of antiquity History 2008 Shanghai Theatre Academy, Dept. of Dramatic Literature
Jeffrey L. Schwegman Étienne Bonnot de Condillac and the practice of Enlightenment philosophy History 2008 Stanford University, School of Humanities and Sciences
Caroline R. Sherman The genealogy of knowledge: The Godefroy family, erudition, and legal-historical service to the state History 2008 Catholic University of America, Dept. of History
Karin A. Velez Resolved to fly: The Virgin of Loreto, the Jesuits and the miracle of portable Catholicism in the seventeenth-century Atlantic world History 2008 Macalester College, Dept. of History
William Bulman Constantine’s Enlightenment: Culture and religious politics in the early British empire, c. 1648-1710 History 2009 Lehigh University, Dept. of History
Katrina Olds The ‘false chronicles’ in early modern Spain: Forgery, tradition, and the invention of texts and relics, 1595-c.1670 History 2009 University of San Francisco, Dept. of History
Renee Raphael Galileo as a commentator on Aristotle?: The reception of Galileo in the Jesuit Collegio Romano and University of Pisa, 1633-1700 History 2009 University of California – Irvine, Dept. of History
Donna Sy The Elzeviers: Fashioning a Firm in the Early Modern European Book Trade History   University of Virginia, Rare Book School
Nicholas Bomba Caesar’s conscience. Counsel and crisis in the Hispanic world 1500-1560 History 2010 Northern Virginia Community College, Dept. of History
John-Paul Ghobrial A world of stories: Information in Constantinople and beyond in the seventeenth century History 2010 Balliol College and Faculty of History, Oxford University
Martin Ruehl The making of modernity: The Italian Renaissance in the German historical imagination, 1860-1930 History 2010 Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Faculty of History, and Christ’s College, Cambridge
Samar Catherine Abou-Nemeh Nicolas Hartsoeker’s Système of nature: Physics by conjecture and optics by design in early modern Europe History 2012 Victoria University of Wellington, School of History, Philosophy, Political Science, and International Relations
Alexander Bick Governing the free sea: The Dutch West India Company and commercial politics, 1618-1645 History 2012 Director for Strategic Planning, National Security Council
Suzanne Podhurst The Scriblerians uncensored: Libel, encryption, and the making of copyright in eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland History 2012 VP, Institutional Marketing and Corporate Communications, The Princeton Review and
Aviva Rothman Far from every strife: Kepler’s search for harmony in an age of discord History 2012 Dept of History, Case Western Reserve University
Nicholas Naquin ‘On the Shoulders of Hercules’: Erasmus, the Froben Press and the 1516 Jerome Edition in Context History 2013 U.S. Army, retired
Alexander Bevilacqua Islamic letters in the European Enlightenment History 2014 Williams College, Dept of History
Frederic Clark Dividing time: the making of historical periodization in early modern Europe History 2014 University of Southern California, Dept of Classics
Margaret Schotte A calculated course: Creating transoceanic navigators, 1580-1800 History 2014 York University, Dept. of History
Jebro Lit A Reformation of Tears: Christianity and the invention of modern emotions History  2014  
Valeria Lopez Fadul Languages, knowledge, and empire in early modern Spain (1492–1650) History  2015 Wesleyan University, Dept of History
Andrei Pesic The Enlightenment in concert: The Concert spirituel and Religious Music in Secular Spaces, 1725-1790 History  2015  Stanford University, Postdocal Research Fellow
Heidi Hausse Life and limb: Technology, surgery, and bodily loss in early modern Germany, 1500-1700 History 2016 Dept of History, Auburn University
Christian Flow Writing the Thesaurus of Latinity: A Study in the History of Philological Practice History 2019 Postdoctal Fellow at USC, then (from 2022) Assistant Prof, Honors College, Mississippi State University
Richard Calis Martin Crusius (1526-1607) and the Discovery of Ottoman Greece History 2020 JRF, Trinity College Cambridge; assistant professor, Utrecht University
Madeline McMahon Shepherding a Church in Crisis: Religious Life, Governance and Knowledge in Early Modern Italy History 2021 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, University of Texas, Austin 
Florencia Pierri Beastly Encounters: Animals in Early Modern Europe History 2022 Assistant Curator of Science and Technology, MIT Museum
Spencer Weinreich Slow Tampering: A History of Solitary Confinement History of Science, co-directed with Regina Kunzel 2022 Society of Fellows, Harvard
Richard Spiegel Attention and Society: The Politics of Consciousness in Central Europe, 1720-1890 History, co-directed with Katja Guenther 2023  
Aaron Stamper Reconfigured and Remade: A Sensory History of Islamic Granada’s Reformation as a Civitas Christiana History 2023  
Mateusz Falkowski Precision and Pragmatism. Antonio Agustín’s (1517-1586) Philology, Antiquarianism, and Counter-Reformation History 2023 Postdoctoral fellowship, Princeton, Spring 2023
Jeremy Schneider Reawakening the Ammonites History of Science, co-directed with Jenny Rampling 2023 JRF Trinity College Cambridge
Will Theiss The Registration of Souls in Central Europe History 2023 Assistant Professor of History, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Cynthia Houng Merchants and Connoisseurs [working title] History    
Lilly Datchev   History, co-directed with Teresa Shawcross    
Nikianna Dinenis   History, co-directed with Yair Mintzker    
Molly Horne   History of Science, co-directed with Jenny Rampling    
Jin-Woo Choi The Seasons in Early Modern Europe History, co-directed with David Bell    


Malcolm Smuts The culture of absolutism at the court of Charles I History 1976 University of Massachusetts – Boston, Dept. of History (emeritus)
James Amelang Honored citizens and shameful poor: Social and cultural change in Barcelona 1510-1714 History 1982 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Dept. of Early Modern History
Sherrill Cohen The convertite and the malmariate: women’s institutions, prostitution, and the family in Counter-Reformation Florence History 1985 Planned Parenthood, New York
Monica Green The Transmission of Ancient Theories of Female Physiology and Disease Through the Early Middle Ages History of Science 1985 Independent Scholar
Declan Murphy The theory of the visual arts in Old Russia History 1985 Director, Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Laurie Nussdorfer City politics in Baroque Rome, 1623-1644 History 1985 Wesleyan University, College of Letters and Dept. of History
Virginia Reinburg Popular prayers in late medieval and Reformation France History 1985 Boston College, Dept. of History
Robert Williams Vincenzo Borghini and Vasari’s Lives Art History 1988 University of California – Santa Barbara, Dept. of Art History
Lydia Soo Reconstructing antiquity: Wren and his circle and the study of natural history, antiquarianism, and architecture at the Royal Society Art History 1989 University of Michigan, Taubman College (Architecture)
Kathryn Argetsinger Dies Natales: Self, patron, and city in Roman Religion Classics 1990 University of Rochester, Classics and Religion
Jeffrey Freedman The process of cultural exchange: Publishing between France and Germany (1769-1789) History 1991 Yeshiva University, Dept of History
Pamela Selwyn Philosophy in the comptoir: The Berlin bookseller-publisher Friedrich Nicolai, 1733-1811 History 1992 Freelance translator, Berlin
Marc Bizer La poésie au miroir: La langue et l’imitation dans la poésie latine de la Pléiade Romance Languages and Literatures (French) 1993 University of Texas – Austin, Dept. of French and Italian
Jonathan Elukin The eternal Jew in medieval Europe: Christian perceptions of Jewish anachronism and racial identity History 1994 Trinity College, Dept. of History
Katherine Gill Penitents, pinzochere and mantellate: Varieties of women’s religious communities in central Italy, c. 1300-1520 History 1994 Western Guilford High School
Linda Lierheimer Female eloquence and maternal ministry: The apostolate of Ursuline nuns in seventeenth-century France History 1994 Hawaii Pacific University, Dept. of Arts and Humanities
Howard Louthan A via media in Central Europe: Irenicism in Hapsburg Vienna, 1555-1585 History 1994 University of Florida (beginning 2015, University of Minnesota), Dept. of History
Hilary Bernstein Politics and civic culture in sixteenth-century Poitiers History 1996 University of California – Santa Barbara, Dept. of History
Brian Curran Ancient Egypt and Egyptian antiquities in Italian Renaissance art and culture Art History 1997 Penn State, Dept. of Art History
Cynthia Cupples Ames d’élite: visionaries and Catholics in France, from the Holy Catholic League to the Reign of Louis XIV History 1999 Howard Community College, Dept. of History
Grant Parker Luxury and austerity: India in the Roman imperial imagination Classics 1999 Stanford University, Dept. of Classics
Paul Wright “Voices blended”: Public life and private reservations in Renaissance humanist thought Comparative Literature 1999 Cabrini College, Dept. of English
Hilaire Kallendorf Exorcism and its texts: Demonic possession in early modern literature of England and Spain Comparative Literature 2000 Texas A & M, Dept. of Hispanic Studies
Brian Cowan The social life of coffee: Commercial culture and metropolitan society in early modern England, 1600-1720 History 2000 McGill University, Dept. of History
Ethan Shagan Popular politics and the English Reformation, c. 1525-1553 History 2000 University of California – Berkeley, Dept. of History
Leslie Tuttle “Sacred and political unions”: Natalism, families, and the state in Old Regime France, 1666-1789 History 2000 Louisiana State University, Dept. of History
Madeleine Viljoen Raphael into print: The movement of ideas about the antique in engravings by Marcantonio Raimondi and his shop Art History 2000 New York Public Library
Paul Cohen Courtly French, learned Latin, and peasant patois: The making of a national language in early modern France History 2001 University of Toronto, Dept. of History
Adam Davis Piety and discipline in thirteenth-century France: Eudes Rigaud and the politics of reform History 2001 Denison University, Dept. of History
Kristine Haugen Richard Bentley: Scholarship and criticism in eighteenth-century England English 2001 California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Emily Kadens The vernacular in a Latin world: Changing the language of record in thirteenth-century Flanders History 2001 Northwestern University, School of Law
Heather Hyde Minor Reforming Rome: Architecture and culture, 1730-1758 Art History 2002 University of Notre Dame, Dept of Art History
Megan Williams Jerome’s biblical criticism and the making of Christian scholarship Religion 2002 San Francisco State University, Dept. of History
Tine Meganck Erudite eyes: Artists and antiquarians in the circle of Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) Art History 2003 Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Belgium
Holly Grieco A dilemma of obedience and authority: The Franciscan Inquisition and Franciscan inquisitors in Provence, 1235-1340 History 2004 Siena College, Dept. of Religious Studies
John Hintermaier Power, piety, and polemic in the British restorations, 1660-1670 History 2004 Mercer University, Dept. of History
Brendan Kane The beauty of virtue: Honor in early modern Ireland and England, 1541-1641 History 2004 University of Connecticut, Dept. of History
Anna Guillemin Style in motion: A dialogue between art history and literature, 1890-1935 German 2005 University of Illinois — Chicago, Dept. of Germanic Studies
Gregory Harwell Aurea condet saecula (per arva Saturno quondam). Imperial Hapsburg Medals from the coronation of Frederick III Art History 2005 University of California – Los Angeles, Dept. of Art History
Thierry Rigogne Print in the provinces: The booksellers and printers of provincial France in the 1764 survey of the book trade History 2005 Fordham University, Dept of History
Giovanni Zanovello Heinrich Isaac, the mass Misericordias domini, and music in late-fifteenth-century Florence Music 2005 Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, Dept of Musicology
James Byrne The stars, the moon, and the shadowed earth: Viennese astronomy in the fifteenth century History 2007 Quest University, Humanities
Amy Haley Opposition political culture and the Sheridan
Circle, 1770-1820
Gerard Passannante The Lucretian Renaissance: Ancient poetry and humanism in an age of science English 2007 University of Maryland, Dept. of English
Will Slauter News and diplomacy in the age of the American revolution History 2007 Université Paris-8, Dept d’Etudes anglophones
Joshua Derman From charisma to canonization: Max Weber in German thought and politics, 1920-1945 History 2008 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Dept. of Humanities
Andrew Hui The poetics of ruins: Vestigia, monuments, and writing Rome in Renaissance poetry Comparative Literature 2009 Yale – NUS (Singapore), Dept. of Humanities
Daniel Lee Civil law and civil sovereignty: Popular sovereignty, Roman law and the civilian foundations of the constitutional state Politics 2010 University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Political Science
Melinda Baldwin Nature and the Making of a Scientific Community, 1869-1939 History 2010 Books editor, Physics Today

Rupali Mishra Merchants, commerce, and the state: The East India Company in early Stuart England History 2010 Auburn University, Dept. of History
Freddy Dominguez “We must fight with paper and pens”: Spanish Elizabethan polemics, 1585-1598 History 2011 University of Arkansas, Dept. of History
Robert Cross To counterbalance the world: England, Spain, and peace in the early 17th century History 2012 Northeastern University
Giada Damen The trade in antiquities between Italy and the eastern Mediterranean Art History 2012 Morgan Library
Manu Radhakrishnan Domenico Cavalca and the Liber Vitaspatrum: Vernacular hagiography in late medieval and early modern Italy History 2012 Institute for Medieval Studies, Austrian Academy of Science
Tuna Artun Hearts of gold and silver: The production of alchemical knowledge in the early modern Ottoman world History 2013 Rutgers, Dept. of History
Benjamin Schmidt Paying attention: Imagining and measuring a psychological subject in American culture, 1886 – 1960 History 2013 Clinical Associate Professor of History and Director of Digital Humanities at NYU
Jennifer Morris Art, Astrology, and the Apocalypse: Visualizing the Occult in Post-Reformation Germany Art History 2014 Cultural Heritage Partners
Helen Pfeifer To Gather Together: Cultural Encounters in Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Literary Salons History 2014 Cambridge University, Faculty of History and Christ’s College
Mårten Söderblom Saarela Manchu and the Study of Language in China (1607-1911) East Asian Studies 2015 Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Matthew Growhoski Satires and Embassies: John Barclay and the Age of Prudence History 2015 deceased May 5, 2022
Jenna Phillips Sound, Violence and the Period Ear in Thirteenth-century France History 2016 Johns Hopkins University, History Department, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Sarah Lynch Ein Liebhaber aller freyen Khuenst” : Bonifaz Wolmut and the architecture of the European Renaissance. History of Art and Architecture 2017 Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg, Institute for Art History
Dan Barish The Emperor’s Classroom: Pedagogy and the Promise of Power in the Qing Empire, 1861-1912 History 2017  Baylor University, Dept of History
Robyn Radway Cultures of diplomacy: Scholars, soldiers, and pashas between Renaissance Europe and the Ottoman Empire History 2017 Dept of History, Central European University
Iain P. Watts ‘Current’ Events: Galvanism and the World of Scientific Information, 1790-1830 History 2017 Senior software engineer at
Benjamin Sacks Designing empire: Atlantic outposts and the rise of the planned colonial settlement History 2018 RAND Corporation and Pardee RAND Graduate School 
Paris Spies-Gans Creativity through conflict: How female artists navigated the age of revolutions History 2018 independent scholar
Holly Borham The Art of Confessionalism: Picturing Lutheran, Reformed, and Catholic Faith in Northwest Germany, 1580-1618 Art and Archeology 2019 Assistant Curator, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin TX
Luke Waring “Writing and Materiality in the Three Han Dynasty Tombs at Mawangdui” East Asian Studies 2019 Assistant Prof, Asian Studies, University of Texas
Paul Davis Making peace with the past: Historical thought in eighteenth-century Britain and its empire History    
David Moak La capitale d’hiver: Tourism, consumer capitalism, and urban transformation in Nice (1760-1860) History    
Jiani Fan Pleasure as a First Principle? Nietzsche and the French Moralists on Morality and Religion Comparative Literature 2021 Tsinghua University
Felice Physioc Mobility and Markets: Postal Transport over the Colonial Andes, 1590-1820 History 2021 Past & Present Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Historical Research
Matthew McDonald A Linguistic Archipelago: The Spread of European French History 2021  


Jill Kraye Studies in Renaissance philosophy History Columbia, 1991 Warburg Institute, emerita
Bruce Janacek Alchemical Visions: Piety and Privilege in Early Modern England History University of California, Davis, 1996 Dept of History, North Central College (Naperville IL)
Jacob Soll Amelot de La Houssaye and the scholarship of the saeculum: Tacitism, history and prudence in seventeenth-century France History Cambridge, 1998 University of Southern California, Dept. of History
Richard Serjeantson Testimony, authority, and proof in seventeenth-century England History Cambridge, 1998 Trinity College, Cambridge
Michael Carhart The writing of cultural history in eighteenth-century Germany History Rutgers, 1999 Old Dominion University
Jonathan Sheehan Sacred translations: Philology, humanism, and Germany’s religious Enlightenment History University of California – Berkeley, 1999 University of California – Berkeley, Dept. of History
Rebecca Boone Language and power in the writings of Claude de Seyssel History Rutgers, 2000 Lamar University,Dept. of History
Claudia Brosseder The History of Astrology in 16th century Germany History Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, 2002 University of Illinois, Dept of History
Darrel Rutkin Astrology, natural philosophy and the history of science, c. 1250-1700: Studies toward an interpretation of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola′s Disputationes adversus astrologiam divinatricem History and Philosophy of Science Indiana University, 2002 Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning, University of San Francisco
Crofton Black Giovanni Pico della Mirandola’s Heptaplus and biblical hermeneutics History of Philosophy Warburg Institute, 2004 Reprieve (Human Rights organization)
Daniel Stolzenberg Egyptian Oedipus: Antiquarianism, Oriental Studies and Occult Philosophy in the Work of Athanasius Kircher History Stanford, 2004 University of California – Davis, Dept of History
Emily Deborah Michelson Heresy, Scripture and Reform in Sixteenth-Century Italian Preaching History Yale, 2006 University of St Andrews, School of History
Ulrich Groetsch From polyhistory to subversion: The philological foundations of Hermann Samuel Reimarus’s (1694-1768) Radical Enlightenment History Rutgers, 2008 University of North Alabama, Dept. of History
Ben Fisher The centering of the Bible in seventeenth-century Amsterdam: Jewish religion, culture, and scholarship History University of Pennsylvania, 2011 Towson University, Dept. of History
Philipp Nothaft Das Leben Jesu und die Entstehung der wissenschaftlichen Chronologie: Eine problemgeschichtliche Studie (200-1600) History Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, 2011 All Souls College, Oxford
Ariane Schwartz Horace and his readers in early modern Europe Classics Harvard University, 2011 McKinsey Academy, McKinsey & Company 
Theodor Dunkelgrün The multiplicity of Scripture: The confluence of textual traditions in the making of the Antwerp Polyglot Bible (1568-1573) Committee on Social Thought University of Chicago, 2012 St John’s College, Cambridge
Nick Hardy The ars critica in early modern England English Oxford, 2012 University of Birmingham, Dept of
Karen Collis Shaftesbury and learned culture English and Oriental Studies Oxford, 2013 Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
Katherine East Cicero Illustratus: John Toland and Ciceronian scholarship in the early Enlightenment History Royal Holloway, 2013  Newcastle University, Dept of History, Classics and Archeology
Angela Ghionea Recurring thought patterns and resurfacing alchemical symbols in European, Hellenistic, Arabic, and Byzantine alchemy from antiquity to the early modern period History Purdue, 2013 Purdue University, Dept. of History
Han Lamers Reinventing the ancient Greeks: the self-representation of Byzantine scholars in Renaissance Italy History Leiden, 2013 University of Oslo, Dept of Classics
Hannah Marcus Banned Books: medicine, readers, and censors in early modern Italy, 1559-1664 History Stanford University, 2016 Harvard University, Dept of History of Science
Kirsten Macfarlane Hugh Broughton (1549-1612): Scholarship, Controversy and the English Bible English Oxford, 2017 Faculty of Theology and Religion and Keble College, Oxford
Tim Twining Biblical Criticism and Confessional Division from Jean Morin to Richard Simon, c. 1620-1685 History Cambridge, 2017 Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
Ray Schrire Learning to Think like Shakespeare and Locke: A Cognitive History of Grammar School Education, circa 1450-1700 History The Hebrew Unviersity of Jerusalem, 2020 Dept of History, Tel Aviv University
Jonathan Nathan The Cymbalum mundi of Bonaventure des Periers and the Concept of Renaissance Unbelief, 1537-1937 History Cambridge 2021/22