Steven Catania

Steven Catania

Program: Doctoral Program in Early Modern European History


Office: Crown Center 558

Faculty Advisor: Robert Bucholz


DePaul University, 2015

Office for Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Certificate in Assessment


Loyola University Chicago, 2015

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

Certificate in Online Teaching


Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago, 2014

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

Dissertation Title: "Brandy Nan and Farmer George: Public Perceptions of Royal Health and the Demystification of English Monarchy during the Long Eighteenth Century"


University of Victoria, 2013

Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Certificate in Large Project Planning and Management


MA, University of Chicago, 2007

Major Field: Social Sciences    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

Dissertation of the Year in the Humanities Award, Loyola University Chicago, 2015

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


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’s Privacy in Print: The Public Discussion Surrounding the Health of George III.” Paper presented at the Newberry Library Seminar on British Studies. Chicago, IL, December 11, 2015.

"Court Gossip: Medical Attendants, Political Intrigue, and the Press During the Eighteenth Century." Paper presented at the Midwest Conference on British Studies. Detroit, MI, September 24-27, 2015.

"Public Perceptions of Royal Health and the English Monarchy on the Eve of the French Revolution." Paper presented at the Seventh Annual Northern Illinois University History Graduate Student Association Conference. DeKalb, IL, November 7, 2014.

“Royal Household Servants and Physicians: Guardians and Founts of Knowledge.” Paper presented at the English Atlantic Writing Group. Chicago, IL, October 8, 2014.

"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.

“Military-Sociology Research and the Testing of Medieval Siege Engines.” Paper presented at the Western Illinois University Undergraduate Research Day. Macomb, IL, April 15, 2005.


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