Thomas W. Worcester, S.J.

Thomas W. Worcester, S.J.

O'Kane 362
(508) 793-2784


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.