Thomas W. Worcester, S.J.
Research Interests: Early modern Europe, the Reformation, the papacy, Jesuit history, religion and culture in seventeenth-century France
Publications, Research, and Awards: Seventeenth-Century Cultural Discourse: France and the Preaching of Bishop Camus (Mounton de Gruyter, 1997). Articles in journals such as Seventeenth-Century French Studies, Sixteenth Century Journal, and French Colonial History. Editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Jesuits (Cambridge University Press, 2008). Co-editor of four books: From Rome to Eternity: Catholicism and the Arts in Italy, ca. 1550-1650 (Brill, 2002), Hope and Healing: Painting in Italy in a Time of Plague, 1500-1800 (Worcester Art Museum and University of Chicago Press, 2005), Piety and Plague: From Byzantium to the Baroque (Truman State University Press, 2007), and The Papacy since 1500: From Italian Prince to Universal Pastor (Cambridge University Press, 2010). In 2006 awarded the College's Marguggi Award for Outstanding Scholarhip.