Department of History

Michael C. Carhart

8032 Batten Arts & Letters
Norfolk, 23529

Ph.D. in History, Rutgers University, (1999)

M.A. in History - Medieval Europe, Pennsylvania State University, (1994)

B.A. in Philosophy + History, Bethel University, (1989)


Carhart, M. C. (2009). Polynesia and Polygenism: The Scientific Use of Travel Literature in the Early Nineteenth Century. History of the Human Sciences (22) , pp. 58-86.
Carhart, M. C. (2000). Enlightenment, Enlightenments, Decline, and Fall. Intellectual News (8) , pp. 73-83.


Carhart, M. C. (2019). Leibniz Discovers Asia: Social Networking in the Republic of Letters. Johns Hopkins University Press.
Carhart, M. C. (2007). The Science of Culture in Enlightenment Germany. Harvard University Press.

Book Chapters

Carhart, M. C. (2016). Leibniz Between Paris, Grand Tartary, and the Far East: Gerbillon’s Intercepted Letter China in the German Enlightenment (pp. 80-96) Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Carhart, M. C. (2007). Historia Literaria and Cultural History from Mylaeus to Eichhorn Momigliano and Antiquarianism: Foundations of the Modern Cultural Sciences (pp. 184-206) Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Carhart, M. C. (2001). Anthropology and Statistik in the Göttingisches Historisches Magazin, 1787-94 Historians and Ideologues: Essays in Honor of Donald R. Kelley (pp. 245-270) Rochester University Press.
  • 2018: Hiob Ludolf Fellow, Forschungszentrum Gotha der Universität Erfurt
  • 2014: Fellow, Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel
  • 2010: Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies
  • 2009: Junior Fellow, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Study
  • 2007: Summer Stipend, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • 2005: Summer Research Fellowship, Old Dominion University
  • 2001: Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
  • 1996: Fellow, Fulbright Foundation