Samuel Roberts

Graduate Fellow, 2021-22

Samuel Roberts is originally from Louisville, Kentucky. He joined the Notre Dame History Ph.D. program in 2020. Samuel is interested in the history of Christianity and the intellectual history of early modern Europe. His research explores humanist histories of philosophy during the Reformation and Enlightenment. Focusing on the De perenni philosophia of Vatican librarian Agostino Steuco, he hopes to show how scholars used the theory of “ancient theology” not only to create a European philosophical heritage, but also to interpret the non-European cultures and traditions encountered during the Age of Exploration.