Nicholas E. Bonneau is a historian of science, religion, and the environment, with a particular interest in the memory of epidemics among families, congregations, and small communities. Nicholas is also the creator of the Death Records of the Early Atlantic Database (the DREAD), linking hundreds of thousands of vital records from across Europe, Africa, and the Americas. He received fellowships from a wide range of institutions, including the National Science Foundation, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and the Congregational Library and Archives. He was the 2016-17 Carpenter Fellow in Early American Religious Studies at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. Nicholas is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Notre Dame and Research Associate at the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation, “Unspeakable Loss, Distempered Awakenings: North America’s Invisible Throat Distemper Epidemics, 1735 – 1765,” is scheduled for defense in summer 2018. Nicholas also serves as a consulting scholar at the Mutter Research Institute of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
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