Patrick Hutton is professor of history emeritus at the University of Vermont. He earned his BA (public affairs) from Princeton University and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin (major: European history; minor: comparative literature). He currently teaches part-time for the Integrated Humanities Program and for the Honors College. His scholarship has focused on modern European intellectual history, including such topics as the French revolutionary tradition, mass politics in modern France, modern uses of the art of memory, the Neapolitan philosopher of history Giambattista Vico, the French philosopher Michel Foucault, the French historian Philippe Ariès, and the German literary critic Walter Benjamin. His current research project concerns the memory phenomenon in contemporary historiography.