The Catholic University of America

Caroline R. Sherman, Associate Professor

Ph.D. 2008 - Princeton University
Early Modern Intellectual History


Office Hours: Mondays, noon-1pm, or by appointment (Marist 229)


Sample Publications:


The Uses of the Dead: The Early Modern Development of Cy-Près Doctrine (forthcoming from the Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Canon Law series, edited by Ken Pennington for The Catholic University of America Press).

"The Priority of Pity from Calvin to Rousseau," forthcoming in the 2018 volume of Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte.

"The Ancestral Library as an Immortal Educator," Proceedings of the Western Society of French History 35 (2007, pub. 2008): 41-54.

"Resentment and Rebellion in the Scholarly Household: Son and Amanuensis in the Godefroy Family," in Emotions in the Household, 1200-1900, ed. Susan Broomhall (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008): 153-169.

"Gifts to the Sisters: Erudition and Material Culture in Family Donations to the Ursulines at Troyes," Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal 4 (2009): 215-221.


Courses Taught:

Hist 221: Early Modern Europe
Hist 221A: Early Modern Europe and the World, 1453-1815
Hist 312A: European Law from Antiquity to Napoleon
Hist 329A: The Family in European History
Hist 332: The French Revolution
Hist 387: Junior Seminar
Hist 390A: Crisis and Continuity in Seventeenth-Century Europe
Hist 549: From Humanism to the Enlightenment
Hist 601: Historical Analysis and Methodology
Hist 631A: Church, State, and Law in Early Modern Europe
Hist 633A: The Creation of the Middle Ages by the Early Modern World
Hist 674: Old Regime France and the French Revolution