early America; early modern Europe; classical reception; intellectual history; history of education; history of the book
Theodore (Teddy) R. Delwiche is a third-year PhD candidate. 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, History of Universities, Lias: The Journal of Early Modern Intellectual Culture and its Sources, Ambix: The Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry , Modern Intellectual History, Humanistica Lovaniensia: Journal of Neo-Latin Studies, and Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies. He also written reviews for The Classical Outlook, Paedagogica Historica, and History of Universities. 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 early modern shorthand for The Huntington Library Quarterly, and an article on early modern student notetaking practices for Erudition & The Republic of Letters. He is also completing this fall an article on congressional stenographers in the early American Republic for a special volume of Studies in Manuscript Culture, a review for Bryn Mawr Classical Review, in addition to a (popular) article for the (Dutch) magazine Wonderkamer: Magazine voor Wetenschapsgeschiedenis. For copies of his work, along with an updated version of his cv, see here.
For the coming (2022-2023) academic year, Teddy is conducting archival research for his dissertation, provisionally titled “The Contested Classics: Education in Early North America, 1630-1830,” which he plans to complete in 2024/2025.
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). His research to date has been generously supported by over 25 different grants, fellowships, and awards.