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Stephen Santelli

Major Field

Victorian and Edwardian intellectual history and the British Empire

Minor Fields

Early Modern Europe, nationalism and Modern Europe, Public History


Joseph Hodge

Research Interests

Mr. Santelli's major focus is on the multitude of reactions in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain to modernism and the modern world. This ranges from the art of John Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites, William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement to the neo-feudalism of Hilaire Belloc and G. K. Chesterton. He hopes to integrate into his research such phenomena as the political fragmentation of the time and the rise of the museum and other historical preservation efforts.

He received his bachelor’s degree in classical studies from the College of William & Mary and his master’s degree in History from George Mason University.


  • HIST 101: European History: Antiquity-1600
  • HIST 102: European History since 1600