Annette Renee Chapman-Adisho

Annette Renee Chapman-Adisho

Professional Details

Title: Associate Professor
Office: SB-102K
Phone: 978-542-7419
Resume: Annette Renee Chapman-Adisho [DOC 54KB]

Spring Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
1944 S1 HST862 French Revolution and Napoleonic Empire
2379 02 IDS600H Honors Seminar I
3217 01 HST237 History of the Middle East
3221 01 HST439 The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789-1815

Professional Biography

Ph.D.  University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006

Professional Interests

I study religion and society in the European context.  My current project is the manuscript Patriotic Priests:  Faith and Politics in the French Revolution.  I am also increasingly interested in the connections across the Atlantic World, especially in the eighteenth century.


Undergraduate course offerings in European history, the Atlantic World, World History and the Middle East.  Graduate course offerings in the French Revolution and Napoleonic Era, and the Enlightenment and Eighteenth Century Society and Culture.

I am also the Graduate Coordinator for the MA in History program.

Selected Publications

“Un nouveau regard sur la carrière révolutionnaire de Jean-Baptiste Volfius, évêque constitutionnel de la Côte-d'Or.”  In Religion et Révolution en Côte-d’Or, Cahier du comité pour l’histoire de la Révolution en Côte-d’O, edited by Christine Lamarre, Frank Laidié et Claude Farenc  nouvelle série n° 4.  Dijon, Archives départementales de la Côte-d’Or, 2012

“Organizing the Constitutional Church in the Côte-d’Or:  A Case Study.”  Consortium on Revolutionary Europe 1750-1850:  Proceedings 2009.  [Forthcoming, December 2014]


Review of Caroline Chopelin-Blanc and Paul Chopelin.  L’obscurantism et les Lumières :  itinéraire de l’abbé Grégoire :  évêque révolutionnaire.  Paris :  Vendémiaire, 2013 and Enlightenment and Catholicism in Europe: A Transnational History, ed. Jeffrey D. Burson and Ulrich L. Lehner, U. Notre Dame Press, 2014.  New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century. [Forthcoming March 2015]

Review of Karen E. Carter, Creating Catholics: Catechism and Primary Education in Early Modern France by Karen E. Carter and The Rise and Fall of Theological Enlightenment: Jean-Martin de Prades and Ideological Polarization in Eighteenth-Century France by Jeffrey D. Burson.  New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century 28 ( March 2013)

Review of Regulars and the Secular Realm:  The Benedictines of the Congregation of Saint-Maur during the 18th Century and the French Revolution by Mary Kathryn Robinson.  History:  Reviews of New Books 38, no. 3 (July 2010): 103.

Selected Presentations

“Bishops in the East:  The Debate on the Civil Constitution of the Clergy in the Métropole de l’Est” presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, February 21-23, 2013, Fort Worth, TX. 

“Patristic Partners:  Constructing a Useable Past for a Revolutionary Present” presented at the New England Historical Association, October 29, 2011, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA.

“Une reconsidération de la Carrière Révolutionnaire de Jean-Baptiste Volfius, évêque constitutionnel de la Côte-d’Or” presented at the Colloque Religion  et Révolution en Côte-d’Or, sponsored by the Comité départemental pour  l’histoire de la Révolution en Côte-d’Or, Nov. 26-27, 2010.  Dijon, France.

“Organizing the Constitutional Church in the Côte-d’Or:  A Case Study” presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the Consortium on the Revolutionary  Era, February 19-22, 2009.  Savannah, GA.

“The Abbé Grégoire and the Abbé Jean-Baptiste Volfius:  Colleagues in the ‘Construction’ of the Constitutional Church.  Religious Identity and its Evolution  during the French Revolution” presented at the Boston College Biennial Conference on the History of Religion, March 14-15, 2008.  Chestnut Hill, MA.

Une alliance éternelle:  The Civil Constitution of the Clergy and Constructing Patriotism in Revolutionary France,” presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the  American Association for Eighteenth-Century Studies, March 2004.  Boston, MA.

“Beyond Opportunism:  Constitutional Clergy in the Côte-d’Or After the Terror,” presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, April 2003, Milwaukee, WI. 


Comment for the panel “The Interiorisation of Difference:  Music, Literature and Fine Art from the Enlightenment to the Present,” presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, April 4-6, 2013, Boston, MA.

“A Qualitative Study:  Faculty and Librarians Collaborate to Enhance Student Research,” co-investigators Kimberly Poitevin, Zachary Newell, Carol Zoppel, presented at the Association of College and Research Librarians Conference:  “Imagine, Innovate, Inspire,” April 10-13, 2013, Indianapolis, IN.