Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

Field Specialties

British history; the British Empire; the Enlightenment; science and environmental history; political economy; cornucopianism and the anthropocene

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Paul Cheney

Field Specialties

French history; the Enlightenment; the French Revolution; the Atlantic world; history of political thought; and early modern capitalism

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Cornell H. Fleischer

Field Specialties

Middle Eastern studies; Ottoman history; Islamic history; early modern Mediterranean history

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Hanna Holborn Gray


Hanna Gray has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.

Hanna Holborn Gray is a historian with special interests in the history of humanism,  political and historical thought, and church history and politics in the Renaissance and the Reformation. She was president of the University of Chicago from July 1, 1978, through June 30, 1993.

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Ada Palmer

Field Specialties

Early modern Europe; the Renaissance, with a focus on Italy; Reformation; longue-durée intellectual and cultural history; postclassical reception of classical philosophy; Renaissance humanism; history of the book, printing, and reading; history of education; history of science, religion, atheism, deism, heresy, and heterodoxy; music history; Enlightenment reception of earlier radical thought; Epicureanism, atomism, Stoicism, Skepticism, Platonism, and Neoplatonism

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