Thomas J. Meyers



M.A., History, Seton Hall University, 2013
M.A., Philosophy, Western Michigan University, 2009
B.A., Philosophy, Seton Hall University, 2007

Year Matriculated into Graduate Program

Fall 2014

Graduate Field

European History


Early Modern Religious and Intellectual History especially in France and Italy; Enlightenment; Early Modern Catholicism

Dissertation and Advisor

Advisor:  Brad S. Gregory


Thomas Meyers studies intellectual and religious history in early modern Europe.  His recent master's thesis, "From Sacred to Secular:  English Thought in the Wake of the Vatican Decrees, 1864-1918", explored the origins of secular society in modern England.  At Notre Dame, his focus has shifted to an earlier period, but he remains interested in similar themes.  Specifically, he is interested in how individuals from the Reformation to the Enlightenment explored the intersection of faith and reason.