Dena Goodman

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Dena Goodman

Faculty Fellow, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies
Lila Miller Collegiate Professor of History and Women's Studies

Office Location(s): 2144 Lane Hall
Phone: 734.647.0771
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  • Fields of Study
    • Early Modern France, Ernlightenment, Women and Gende
  • About

    Dena Goodman is Lila Miller Collegiate Professor of History and Women's Studies and co-director of The Encyclopedia of Diderot and D'Alembert Collaborative Translation Project. Her research centers on the cultural history of early modern France, with particular interests in the Enlightenment, women and gender, material culture, writing, and sociability  She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Camargo Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the Voltaire Foundation.  Her publications include The Republic of Letters: A Cultural History of the French Enlightenment (1994) and Becoming a Woman in the Age of Letters (2009), which focuses on the material culture of letter writing in eighteenth-century France.

    During her fellowship year, Professor Goodman plans to work on a dual biography of Augustin Silvestre (1762-1851) and his nephew, A.H. Bonnard (1781-1857). Material dimensions of this family history in the turbulent decades of the French Revolution, Empire, and Restoration include art collecting, agriculture, mineralogy, and engineering.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Chicago, 1982