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Faculty | Department Chairperson

Eric W. Platt

Contact Information

[email protected]
Office: 718.489.3437
Room 7006

Expertise

Early Modern European History (particularly the history of England and the Dutch Republic); Colonial America

Education

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BA, Spring Arbor University

Professor Eric Platt’s research on British involvement in the Dutch disputes stems from his interest in transnational relations during the early modern period, especially on interactions among various cultures and the impact they had on each other. His next major research project will look at Anglo-Dutch relations on this side of the Atlantic, specifically the founding of Gravesend by the Englishwoman Deborah Moody in New Netherland during the 1640s. Dr. Platt is also an active participant in the Tuning Project, a national collection of college history professors that aims to redefine and reinvigorate the teaching of history across the United States. An article co-written by Dr. Platt, describing a Tuning event held at St. Francis College, was recently published in the American Historical Association magazine. (Read Teaching Undergraduates)