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Paul Botley (

Professor Botley studies the history of scholarship in the early modern period. His research examines the transmission of ideas across linguistic, cultural and chronological boundaries, focussing on the discipline of translation, the evolution of educational traditions, and the forms of knowledge transfer exemplified by learned correspondences of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. With Dirk van Miert, he edited the correspondence of the formidable renaissance polymath Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540-1609; 8 vols, 2012). He published the letters of Richard ‘Dutch’ Thomson (c. 1568-1613; 2016). With Máté Vince, and with the support of the Leverhulme Trust, he published the letters of the great classical scholar Isaac Casaubon (1559-1614; 4 vols, 2018). Alongside work on Baudius, he is preparing an edition of the letters of Johannes Woverius of Hamburg (1574-1612; 3 vols).


Floris Verhaart (

Dr Verhaart studied classics and Slavic languages at the University of Leiden and completed his DPhil in history at the University of Oxford in 2016. Before joining the University of Warwick in 2022 as a Research Fellow, he was a Research Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast (2016-2020) and a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow at University College Cork (2020-2022). His research interests include Neo-Latin studies, cultural and religious history, and the history of scholarship. His publications include Classical Learning in Britain, France, and the Dutch Republic, 1690-1750: Beyond the Ancients and the Moderns (Oxford: OUP, 2020) and Protestant Politics Beyond Calvin: Reformed Theologians on War in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Abingdon: Routledge, 2022; together with Ian Campbell).