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Caroline Winterer
Professor of History, Stanford University

Caroline Winterer is Professor in the Department of History at Stanford University, specializing in the cultural and intellectual history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America, with a particular interest in transatlantic intellectual exchanges and the influence of the ancient Mediterranean on American thought and art. She is the author of two books, The Culture of Classicism: Ancient Greece and Rome in American Intellectual Life, 1780-1910 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002; pb 2004); and The Mirror of Antiquity: American Women and the Classical Tradition, 1750-1900 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007; pb 2009), and her work has appeared in journals such as theJournal of American History, the William and Mary Quarterly, the Wilson Quarterly, the American Quarterly, and Modern Intellectual History. She is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, the National Humanities Center, the Stanford Humanities Center, and the Spencer Foundation, serves on the editorial boards of Modern Intellectual History, Reviews in American History, and the Palgrave/Macmillan series in intellectual history, and on the advisory board of the Stanford Humanities Center.

She is currently working on a collaborative project, "Mapping the Republic of Letters," funded by Stanford's Presidential Fund for Innovation in the Humanities (2008-11). She will be mapping the correspondence network of Benjamin Franklin, the leading American scientist and philosopher of his day, and the 18th-century holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia, the leading lending library of Enlightenment America. While a research fellow at the Clayman Institute she will be working on the gender components of Franklin's correspondence network.

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