Spence Weinreich (USA)

Life After Ertegun House

Since leaving Ertegun House, I have begun a Ph.D. in the history of science at Princeton University, under the supervision of Prof. Anthony Grafton. Developing the themes of my work at Oxford, my current research concerns the history of medicine (principally bubonic plague and smallpox), the theology of John Calvin, and the prison as a space for intellectual work, the last of which will be the subject of my dissertation. The privilege of two years as an Ertegun Scholar profoundly shaped me as a scholar and as a person, a gift for which I will be always be grateful.