Kate Carté 

William J. Clements Department of History

214-768-2977 – kecarte@smu.edu

Education  PhD, MA – University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A. – Haverford College

Research and Teaching Areas  Eighteenth-century Atlantic World, Age of Revolutions, Early Modern Religion, Digital Humanities

Current Project  Religion Transformed: Protestants and the American Revolution

Print Publications (as Carté Engel)


Religion and Profit: Moravians in Early America (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009, paper 2011).

2010 Dale W. Brown Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, awarded by the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies.

Articles and Book Chapters

Connecting Protestant in Britain’s Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Empire,” William & Mary Quarterly, January 2018, 75(1), 37-70.

“Dissent in the Atlantic World after the American Revolution,” in Vol II of The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Vol. II, Andrew Thompson, ed. (Oxford: University of Oxford Press, 2018), 200-221.

“Revisiting the Bishop Controversy,” in Patrick Spero and Michael Zuckerman, eds., The Revolution Reborn (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016), 132-49.

The Founding Fathers in Modern America,” in Matthew Avery Sutton and Darren Dochuk, eds., Faith in the New Millennium (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015), 7-24.

Triangulating Religion and the American Revolution through Jedidiah Morse,” Common-place, 15.3, May 2015.

“The SPCK and the American Revolution: The Limits of International Protestantism,” Church History, March 2012, 8(1), 77-103.

“Moravians in the Eighteenth-century Atlantic World,” Journal of Moravian History, 12(1), Spring 2012, 1-19.

“Religion and the Economy: New Methods for an Old Problem,” Early American Studies 8(3), Fall 2010, 482-514.

“The Evolution of the Bethlehem Pilgergemeine,” in Jonathan Strom and James Melton, eds., Pietism in Two Worlds (New York: Ashgate, 2009), 163-181.

“’Commerce that the Lord Could Sanctify and Bless’: Moravian Participation in Transatlantic Trade, 1740-1760” in Michele Gillespie and Robert Beachy, eds., Pious Pursuits: German Moravians in the Atlantic World (New York: Berghahn Books, 2007), 113-126.

“Bridging the Gap: Religious Community and Declension in Eighteenth-century Bethlehem, Pennsylvania,” 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era, 11 (2005), 407-442.

“The Strangers’ Store: Moral Capitalism in Moravian Bethlehem, 1753-1775,” Early American Studies 1(1), January 2003, 90-126.

2003 Colonial Society of Pennsylvania Article Prize

Blog Posts and Electronic Publications

Politics, Religion, Then, Now,” Uncommon Sense, The Blog, February 28, 2019

How do we find religion in the American Revolution?” The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History, June 2016

Religion, Revolution, and Digital Humanities,” Religion in American History blog, May 2016

Religion and Global Flows,” Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference on Religion and American Culture, June 2015

Triangulating Religion and the American Revolution through Jedidiah Morse,” Common-place, 15.3, May 2015

Four Questions with Randall Stephens at US Religious History Blog,” Religion in American History blog, August 2014

From Manuscript to Metadata,” Religion in American History blog, June 2013

Religion in United States History since 1865,” syllabus published electronically through the Young Scholars of American Religion Program at the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture

Protestant Empires, Whiggish History, and Personal Religious Histories,” Religion in American History blog, June 2009

Report on Markets and Morality conference,” Religion in American History blog, November 2008


Sons of the American Revolution-Kings College London Visiting Professor, 2018

Colin Powel Faculty Fellow, Tower Center for Political Studies, 2014

Sam Taylor Research Fellowship, 2014

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Research Grant, 2012

Affiliate Fellow, Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University, 2011-2012

ACLS Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship, 2009-2010 Competition Year

SHEAR Research Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia-Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2010

American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grant, 2009

Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, Young Scholars Program, 2007-2009

McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004-2005

Yale University, Center for Religion in American Life Dissertation Fellow, 2002-2003

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Research Fellow, 2001

Program in Early American Economy and Society-Library Company of Philadelphia Dissertation Fellow, 2000-2001

Student Project Websites

Religion, Revolution, and Newspapers

Religion in the Founding Documents of the United States

Skip to toolbar