Jeanne-Michelle Datiles

Ph.D. student (ABD), Early-Modern Europe
Late-Medieval and Early-Modern Britain, English Reformations, Recusancy

M.A., History, The Catholic University of America, 2020
M.S.L.I.S., Library & Information Science/Cultural Heritage and Information Management, The Catholic University of America, 2016

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A former lawyer, my research focuses on religion, law, and society in late medieval and early modern England, especially the transformation and shaping of memory and identity throughout the English Reformations.  Related research topics include recusancy and other forms of religious/political resistance, the preservation of memory, the role of women and familial networks, and the cultural interchange between domestic and exile networks across geographic, generational, and religious communities.



Courses taught:

HIST 322A: The Tudors and the English Reformation: Princes, Plots, and Piety

Conferences and presentations:

A Martyr for His Season and Thus All Seasons: Henry Walpole, S.J., Richard Verstegan, and the Elizabethan Catholic Martyr Discourse,” paper presented at the American Historical Association annual conference, 2018

"Bridging Sign & Script: the Romain F. Butin Epigraphic Collection," curated exhibition, May Gallery, John K. Mullen Memorial Library, Catholic University of America, 2015

Syriac Manuscripts Exhibit, assisted curation, to coincide with the Seventh North American Syriac Symposium, hosted at The Catholic University of America, 2015

Searches in Sinai: the Romain Francois Butin Epigraphic Collection in Catholic University of America’s Semitics/ICOR Collections,” poster presentation, Society of American Archivists annual conference, 2014 


Teaching Fellowship, History Department, Spring 2021

Research Grant, Hayek Fund for Scholars, Institute for Humane Studies, 2019

Graduate Library Pre-professional (GLP) Program, fellowship recipient, Fall 2012-Spring 2015. Placement as assistant to curator of the Semitics and Institute for Christian Oriental Research Library (ICOR) and Special Collection