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Early Modern History Staff

Current Staff

Maxine Berg

Professor Maxine Berg

Global trade and material culture in the early modern world; Economic and social history in 18th and early 19th century Britain and Europe; Intellectual history


Dr Jonathan Davies

History of the Italian states c.1300-c.1600; history of the elites; history of ritual; history of violence; history of universities


Dr Aysu Dincer Hadjianastasis

Social and economic history of the Eastern Mediterranean in the late Middle Ages; History of the crusades and the crusader states; History of Lusignan and Venetian Cyprus; History of Venice; Social and economic history of early medieval England; England and Scotland in the fifteenth century

Rebecca Earle

Professor Rebecca Earle

Colonial and nineteenth-century Spanish American history

Mark Knights

Professor Mark Knights

Political culture of early modern Britain; the role of print; interaction of politics, literature and ideas

Beat Kumin

Professor Beat Kümin

English and Central European social history, c.1450-c.1650; the history of inns and taverns; parish communities in the Age of the Reformation

David Lambert

Professor David Lambert

Caribbean and Atlantic histories; British imperialism, exploration and cartography in the 'long' 19th century; counterfactual histories; histories of Whiteness; historical geography


Professor Tim Lockley

Colonial North America; southern history; slavery; Native Americans




Professor Peter Marshall

Religious and cultural history of early modern England, especially the Reformation and its impact



Dr Celeste McNamara

Renaissance history


Dr Luca Molà

Early modern Italian history; silk industry; patenting innovation, sumptuary legislation


Professor Giorgio Riello

Global history, 1400-1800 - history of design and material culture, history of fashion and textiles, small scale manufacturing in Europe

Sarah Richardson

Dr Sarah Richardson

18th and 19th century British political history, middle-class women and political culture; electoral politics; history and computing


Professor Penny Roberts

16th century French history, especially the Wars of Religion

Rosa Salzberg

Dr Rosa Salzberg

Italian Renaissance history; early print culture; migration history


Dr Claudia Stein

Medicine and science in early modern Germany (1500-1800); enlightenment science and medicine, strategies of biopower (1800-today); visual culture and medicine (1500-today); the history of epistemology


Associate Staff

  Bernard Capp

Emeritus Professor Bernard Capp

Radical movements in seventeenth-century England; popular beliefs and popular culture; women’s history in early modern England

Helen Clifford

Honarary Fellow Helen Clifford

Honarary Fellow

Henry Cohn

Emeritus Reader Henry Cohn

The German Peasants War 1524-26; Political and social history of the Holy Roman Empire 1350-1600

Margot Finn

Honorary Professor Margot Finn

19th century British social and cultural history of gender, consumption and law

Mark Greengrass

Honorary Professor Mark Greengrass

16th-17th century France; French Wars of Religion

Gad Heuman

Emeritus Professor Gad Heuman

Caribbean history during slavery and after emancipation

Steve Hindle

Associate Fellow Steve Hindle

Social, cultural and economic history of England, 1500-1800, especially the social order, poverty and popular protest


Emeritus Professor Anthony McFarlane

Spanish American colonial history, especially in Colombia; colonian rebellions and wars of independence in Spanish America; comparative history of the Americas

Angela McShane

Associate Fellow Angela McShane

Social and cultural history of early modern history; the material culture of popular politics and the everyday in early modern England

Research Staff


Dr Michael Bycroft

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow for the project "Jewellers, Travellers and the Science of Gems in France, 1630-1830"


Dr Adrianna Catena

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow for the project "The Hatters’ Blues: A Microglobal History of New World Dyes in Early Modern Spain"

Dr Lucy Underwood

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow for the project "Imagining Englands: Confessionalisation, Catholicism and National Identity after the English Reformation"


Dr Guido van Meersbergen

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow for the project "Cross-Cultural Diplomacy Compared: European Diplomats in South Asia (1600-1750)"