Christa Lundberg

PhD candidate in Early Modern History

My doctoral thesis examines humanist approaches to Ps. Dionysius the Areopagite in early sixteenth-century France. It aims to offer a new model through which we can evaluate the challenge that humanists posed to the traditions of scholastic theology. More broadly, it contributes one missing piece to the complex history of the effects of humanist educational practices on the religious landscape of early modern Europe.

In 2019–20, I was a graduate teaching assistant for the Part IA History and Politics paper: Evidence and Argument. I also supervise Part I History paper 19: History of Political Thought to c.1700.

‘Guillaume Budé and the Post-Apostolic career of Ps. Dionysius the Areopagite,’ The Patristic Legacy in Early Modern Culture, Cambridge. September 2019.

‘Divide and Display: Principles of Educational Reform from Lefèvre d’Étaples to Ramus,’ The Cambridge Seminar in Early Modern Scholarship and Religion. November 2018.

‘Bovelles’ Art of Opposites: Logic and the Disciplines in sixteenth-century Paris,’ Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar, London. November 2018.


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Trinity College, CB2 1TQ


Key publications

‘Stories of a Philosophical Life: Self-presentation in the Letters of Charles de Bovelles,’ Journal of the History of Ideas. (Forthcoming).