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Fr. Robert E. Scully, S. J.

Fr. Robert E. Scully, S. J.


Reilly Hall 407
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4476


I probably first developed a love of history growing up in northern Manhattan near the Cloisters, the medieval branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. My developing interests led me to the study of history, law, and theology. I earned graduate degrees in these disciplines at Fordham University, Seton Hall University, and the Jesuit School of Theology/University of California, Berkeley. I have taught at Le Moyne for more than twenty years and my areas of teaching and research include early modern Europe and American legal/constitutional history. With regard to early modern studies, I teach courses on the Renaissance and Reformation, and Tudor-Stuart Britain and Ireland. My class on the History and Spirituality of the Jesuits combines areas of both historical and theological interest, whereas my course in the History of American Law delves into both historical and legal studies and methodologies. All members of the History Department regularly teach the two-semester course in World Civilizations, which is an integral part of Le Moyne's core curriculum. My research has focused on the areas of the Reformation, Tudor England, and early Jesuit history.These combined areas of interest led to the publication of Into the Lion's Den: The Jesuit Mission in Elizabethan England and Wales,1580-1603 (2011). I have also written numerous articles and book reviews, which have been published in The Catholic Historical Review, The Sixteenth Century Journal, The Journal of Jesuit Studies, and other scholarly journals and books of collected essays. Based on my past and ongoing scholarship, I was honored to receive Le Moyne's Rev. Richard M. McKeon Scholar of the Year Award in 2015. In addition to my academic commitments, I am also a Resident Chaplain and assist in various capacities in the Office of Campus Ministry.

Western Civilization to 1789
Western Civilization since 1789
History of American Law
History and Spirituality of the Jesuits
Tudor-Stuart Britain and Ireland
The Age of Renaissance and Reformation
Historical Research and Writing

Recent and Forthcoming Publications

Recent Conference Presentations
I present a paper each year at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference. In addition, I attend and present papers at various times at other historical conferences.

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