She studies early modern history of science, specializing in book history, history of technology, and the cultural and social history of Europe from 1500-1800.
Schotte graduated with a degree in history and literature from Harvard University. She began her study of early print culture through a hands-on apprenticeship at a rare book dealership in New York City. Her academic and professional interests came together during the course of an MA in history and ‘book history and print culture’ at the University of Toronto. She then completed her doctorate at Princeton University in the History Department and the Program in the History of Science. Her dissertation, “A Calculated Course: Creating Transoceanic Navigators, 1580-1800,” received the Frank Broeze Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in Maritime History in 2016.
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Schotte is an avid runner who has represented Canada abroad as a distance runner and professional duathlete.