Theodore Delwiche

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Ph.D Student

Theodore (Teddy) R. Delwiche is a second-year PhD student. His research interests lie at the intersection of early modern European intellectual history, colonial America, and classical reception studies. He is particularly interested in the historical practices and purposes of classical education, the history of the book, history of the humanities, and the history of knowledge more broadly.

Peer-reviewed publications of his have appeared in The New England Quarterly, the Oxford University Press Series History of Universities, Lias: The Journal of Early Modern Intellectual Culture and its Sources, Ambix: The Journal for the Society of the History of Alchemy and Science, and Modern Intellectual History. Forthcoming publications include an original critical edition and translation (c. 75 pages) of a colonial American student’s Latin declamations for The Harvard Library Bulletin, an article on and preliminary census of colonial American shorthand manuscripts for Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, an article on student shorthand notetaking and ministerial training for The Huntington Library Quarterly , and a chapter under contract for an encyclopedia on anti-intellectualism and elitism in American history.

Current projects of his include the history of shorthand notetaking in the early modern Atlantic, America’s place in the Republic of Letters, and student clubs at colonial American colleges. He is also working on editing a variety of original Neo-Latin texts written by American men and women.

Teddy received his research master’s degree (English equivalent: MPhil) in early modern history at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) in 2020 and his bachelor’s degree in classics at Harvard College in 2018. He also completed summer coursework, and the year-long fellowship program at the Accademia Vivarium Novum in Frascati, Italy (2017).

Fields of Interest: 
early modern Europe; British North America