Roger Chartier

Early modern European history and culture
Annenberg Visiting Professor in History and Professor at the College de France
College Hall 206D
chartier@history.upenn.edu
215 898.2747

Roger Chartier is a Professeur in the Collège de France and Annenberg Visiting Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. He frequently lectures and teaches in the United States, Spain, México, Brazil and Argentina. His work in Early Modern European History was rooted in the tradition of the "Annales School" and mainly dedicated to the history of education, the history of the book and the history of reading.

Recently, he has focused on the relationship between written culture as a whole and literature (particularly theatrical plays) for France, England and Spain. His work in this specific field (based on the criss-crossing between literary criticism, bibliography, and sociocultural history) is not disconnected from broader historiographical and methodological interests which deal with the relation between history and other disciplines: philosophy, sociology, anthropology.

Courses Taught: 
  • HIST 034 Cultures of the Book
  • HIST 411 Introduction to Written Culture 14th - 18th Centuries
  • HIST 423 The Mediterranean World in the Age of Don Quixote
  • HIST 599 How to Read a Text
  • HIST 620 What is a Book? Written Culture, Texts and Books in Early Modern Europe
  • HIST 620 Problems in Early Modern History and Historiography