Katherine Godwin

 Katherine Godwin

Contact Information

309 Gregory Hall
M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801

Additional Campus Affiliations

Research Interests

  • Early Modern Europe
  • Medieval Europe
  • Cultural and Intellectual History
  • Legal History

Research Description

My dissertation examines legal culture and daily life in 16th century Rouen and Paris, focusing, in particular, on civil litigation.


  • M.A. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Distinctions / Awards

  • Arthur Fondiler Award for best history thesis (Univ. of Michigan), 2008
  • Romance Languages and Literatures Book Award (Univ. of Michigan), 2008


  • Gilbert Chinard Fellowship (Institut Français d’Amérique), 2014
  • Intersect Fellowship: Cultures of Law in Global Context (Univ. of Illinois), 2014
  • Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grant (Univ. of Illinois), 2013
  • Wolf Travel Fellowship (French Historical Studies), 2013
  • Newberry Library Grant (Mellon Summer Institute in French Paleography), 2012
  • Millstone Fellowship (Western Society for French History), 2012
  • Calvin College Grant (Meeter Center Seminar in Genevan Paleography), 2010
  • Center for European Studies Fellowship (Univ. of Michigan), 2007
  • Honors College Research Grant (Univ. of Michigan), 2007
  • J. A. Knight Scholarship (Univ. of Michigan History Department), 2007