Edward J.  Gray

Edward J. Gray

Adjunct Instructor


  • PhD, Purdue University, 2020
  • Master Technologies numériques appliquées à l'histoire, École nationale des chartes, 2020
  • MA, Purdue University, 2015
  • BA, University of Alabama, 2013

Research Areas

  • European History


Research Interests

  • Early Modern French History
  • Interaction of Religion and Diplomacy
  • Family Strategies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Research Infrastructures

Courses Taught

  • Western Civilization to 1648 (HY 101)
  • Western Civilization Since 1648 (HY 102)

Awards & Honors

  • Nominated by Purdue Department of History for Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award (2021)
  • Finalist, CLA Purdue Distinguished Dissertation Award, nominated by Purdue Department of History (2020)
  • Purdue Research Foundation Grant, Purdue University (2019-2020)
  • Woodman Travel Grant, Purdue University (2019)
  • Doctorant invité at the École nationale des Chartes (2016-2020)
  • Bourse Chateaubriand Laureate, Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis (2016-2017)
  • Vincentian Studies Institute Grant, DePaul University (2016-2017)
  • Newberry Library/École nationale des chartes Exchange Fellowship (2016)
  • Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship, Purdue University (2013-2020)
  • The Charles Grayson Summersell Memorial Scholarship for Most Distinguished Undergraduate History Student Award, University of Alabama (2013)

Selected Publications

  • D7.4 Marketplace – Data population & curation, with Nicolas Larrousse, Clara Petitfils, Laure Barbot, Frank Fischer, Matej Ďurčo, Klaus Illmayer, Cesare Condordia, Alexander Konig, Dieter Van Uytvanck, & Stefan Buddenbohm. Zenodo (2021)
  • D3.5 Report on citation enabled SSH catalogues and SSH citation exploitation, with Nicolas Larrousse, Daan Broeder, Cesare Concordia, Jan Brase, & Athina Papadopoulou. Zenodo (2021).
  • Recommendations for FAIR Data Citation in the Social Sciences and Humanities, with Nicolas Larrousse. Zenodo (2021).

Current Projects

  • “The Marillac: Family Strategy, Religion, and Diplomacy in the Making of the French State during the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.” PhD diss., (Perdue University, 2020). Transforming Dissertation into Monograph
  • “The Marillac Family as Charitable Benefactors: Family strategy and the rhetoric of poor relief in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century France.” In Do good unto all: Charity and poor relief across Christian Europe, 1400-1800, Manchester University Press. Chapter Manuscript in Preparation
  • “The Importance of Lineage in Seventeenth ­Century France: Louis de Marillac’s Genealogy of 1625.”Article Manuscript in Preparation.