Steven Catania

Steven Catania

Program: Doctoral Program in Early Modern European History

Email: scatani@luc.edu

Office: Crown Center 558

Faculty Advisor: Robert Bucholz

Education

Ph.D. Candidate, Loyola University Chicago, expected completion 2014

Major Field: Early Modern English History     Minor Field: Modern European History

Dissertation Title: "Brandy Nan and Farmer George -- Constitutional Monarchy and Public Perceptions of Health"

 

University of Victoria, 2013

Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Certificate in Large Project Planning and Management

 

MA, University of Chicago, 2007

Major Field: Medieval History    Minor Field: Museum Studies

MA Thesis Title: "Casualty Movements of the Twelfth-Century Crusades: Observations into the Values of Medieval Military Commanders"

 

BA, Western Illinois University, 2006

Major: History     Minor: Psychology

Honors Thesis Title: "Siege Engineers and Siege Crews, 1090-1400 CE"

Summa Cum Laude

Research Interests

My research interests focus on the intersection of the court, the public sphere, and ideas about the body and health in Early Modern England.  Other areas of research include communication networks in the Atlantic World, British newspapers and periodicals, medieval military-sociology, medieval and early modern military history, and disease legislation in Early Modern Europe.

Awards and Fellowships

Robert W. McCluggage Research Paper Award, Loyola University Chicago, 2014

Graduate Student Teaching Award, Loyola University Chicago, 2014

Arthur J. Schmitt Dissertation Fellowship, Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation, 2013-2014

Advanced Doctoral Fellowship, Loyola University Chicago, 2012-2013

Pre-Doctoral Teaching Scholar, Loyola University Chicago, 2011-2012

Graduate Assistantship, Loyola University Chicago, 2007-2010

Thomas S. Morgan Memorial Scholarship, Phi Alpha Theta, 2006

Sterrett Top Scholar, College of Arts and Sciences, Western Illinois University, 2006
 
Department of History Top Scholar, Western Illinois University, 2006
 
Grabill Undergraduate Research Paper Award, Western Illinois University, 2006
 
Phi Alpha Theta, Western Illinois University, 2005
 
Phi Kappa Phi, Western Illinois University, 2004
 
Golden Key International Honour Society, 2004
 
Illinois Centennial Honors Scholar, Western Illinois University, 2002-2006
 
Presidential Scholar, Western Illinois University, 2002-2006
 
Charles G. Sadler Memorial Scholarship, Western Illinois University, 2002-2006

Publications

Brice, Lee and Steven Catania.  "A Pedagogical Trebuchet: A Case Study in Experimental History and History Teaching."  The History Teacher 46, no. 1 (November 2012): 67-84.

Conference Papers

"A Prince, Print, and Privacy in Eighteenth-Century England."  Paper presented at the Midwest Conference on British Studies.  Chicago, IL, October 11-13, 2013.

"King George III: Opposed, Indisposed, and Exposed."  Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Interdisciplinary Research Symposium.  Chicago, IL, April 20, 2013.

"Plague, Parliament, and People: Comparing the Responses of London and the Provinces to the Plague Scare of 1720-1723."  Paper presented at the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies.  Seattle, WA, March 11-13, 2011.

"Royal Physicians as Gatekeepers of Information: A Study of the Courts of Queen Anne and King George III."  Paper presented at the Midwest Conference on British Studies, Cleveland, OH.  October 8-10, 2010.

"Disease Legislation and Social Issues: The English Plague Scare in the 18th Century."  Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference.  April 23-24, 2010.

"Royal Physicians as Gatekeepers of Information: A Study of the Courts of Queen Anne and King George III."  Paper presented at the Newberry Library's Center for Renaissance Studies 28th Annual Graduate Student Conference.  Chicago, IL, January 21-23, 2010.

"Trebuchet: A Medieval Marvel."  Paper presented at the Purdue University Calumet 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference.  Hammond, IN, April 21-22, 2006.

"Sociology and Siege Crews."  Paper presented at the Eastern Illinois University Honors Research Day.  Charleston, IL, March 18, 2006.

 

 

Author: Steven Catania
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