Caroline Winterer

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Caroline Winterer

Caroline Winterer is an American historian. She holds the Anthony P. Meier Family Professorship of Humanities at Stanford University and is also Professor of History, and, by courtesy, of Classics. Since 2013, she has been Director of the Stanford Humanities Center.[1] She received her B.A. from Pomona College and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Her specialism is American history before 1900, especially the history of ideas, political theory, and the history of science.[1]Template:Caroline Winterer


  • American Enlightenments: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason, Yale University Press, 2016, ISBN 0-3001-9257-6[1]
  • "What Was the American Enlightenment?" in The Worlds of American Intellectual History, eds. Joel Isaac, James Kloppenberg, and Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, Oxford University Press, 2016 (ISBN forthcoming)
  • The American Enlightenment: Treasures from the Stanford University Libraries'' (Stanford: Stanford University Libraries, 2011), ISBN 0-9112-2145-X
  • The Mirror of Antiquity: American Women and the Classical Tradition, 1750-1900 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007; pb 2009), ISBN 0-8014-4163-3
  • The Culture of Classicism: Ancient Greece and Rome in American Intellectual Life, 1780-1910 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002; pb 2004), ISBN 0-8018-6799-1


  • American Ingenuity Award, Smithsonian Institution, for mapping the social network of Benjamin Franklin (2013)


  1. ^ a b c Caroline Winterer profile at, accessed 9 February 2018

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