WIU History Professor Ed Woell is available to Speak on the history of Notre Dame de Paris and its significance. Currently on sabbatical in Europe. He is available via email to schedule interviews.
Dr. Ed Woell specializes in 17th and 18th-century European history. Dr. Woell's research interest is religious culture during the French revolutionary era: what ordinary people believed, the ways in which these beliefs were culturally and politically expressed, and how revolutionary events both shaped and were influenced by religious beliefs and practices. Professor Woell's book, Small-Town Martyrs & Murderers: Religious Revolution & Counterrevolution in Western France, 1774-1914, centers upon conflict resulting from the Civil Constitution of the Clergy (1790) within the small towns of several different regions in France. His scholarship has also appeared in publications such as The Catholic Historical Review, The Proceedings of the Western Society for French History, and The Proceedings of the Consortium on Revolutionary Europe.