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Robert J. Fulton, Jr.

History Department

Guest Assistant Professor
On Faculty since 2016

Office: BL 209
Phone: (630)752-5862


Ph.D., History, Northern Illinois University, 2016

M.A. in History, Northern Illinois University, 2010

M.B.A., Loyola University of Chicago, 1983

B.A. in Industrial Management, cum laude, University of Akron, 1980

Professional Affiliations

  • American Historical Association
  • Sixteenth Century Society
  • Society for French Historical Studies
  • Western Society for French History

Fellowships and Grants

Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Northern Illinois University, 2015-2016

Bourse Marandon Fellowship, Société des Professeurs Français et Francophone d'Amérique Bourse, 2013-2014

Awards and Honors

Graduate Scholar-in-Residence, Newberry Library, 2014-2015

Outstanding History Graduate Student of the Year (doctoral), Northern Illinois University, 2012-2013

Ce1iified Graduate Teaching Assistant, Northern Illinois University, 2013


"Crafting a Site of Incomplete State Memory: The French Case of the Dépôt de la Guerre," French Historical Studies, (under consideration)

"Pierre Bayle and Human Rights: La Liberté de la Conscience, the Genesis of Religious Freedom in Western Democracy," in Fifth Annual Graduate Student Conference Proceedings, NIU e­publication

"The Edict of Fontainebleau, 22 October 1685" in War and Religion: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict, ABC-CLIO, 2014

Research Presentations

"Little tools of government - Managing an information explosion in army administration" at the Western Society for French History, November 2014

"Creating a Site of State Memory - the Depot de la Guerre," Panel SD at the Sixteenth Century Conference, October 2014

"Pierre Bayle and Human Rights: La Liberté de la Conscience, The Genesis of Religious Freedom in Western Democracy" at the Fifth Annual Graduate Student Conference, No1thern Illinois University, October 2012

'"Engineering an Empire': A Cultural Approach to Evaluating Colonial Settlements and F01tifications in New France" at the Society for French Historical Studies, March 2012

"Huguenot Presence and Loyalty: The Treatment of Huguenot by the Royal Government in New France" at the Western Society for French History, October 2010

Graduate student conference presentations, Notre Dame University, October 2009 and Northern Illinois University, April 2009