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Early Modern History Staff

Current Staff

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Director

Dr Charles Walton

Research interests include Old Regime, Enlightenment and Revolutionary France, with emphases on democratization, rights, liberalism and economic justice. Director of the Eighteenth Century Centre 2019-Present.

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Centre Coordinator

Michelle Nortey

Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the centre, including financial administration and assisting in the organisation of events, conferences, seminars and other meetings.

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

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


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

Dr Naomi Pullin 

Research interests include religious and gender history in the early modern British Atlantic, with particular interests in the early Quaker community; the roles of women in Protestant dissent; and sociability, friendship and enmity in the 17th and 18th centuries. Leverhulme Early Career Fellow for the project 'Female Foes: Conflict, Dispute and Identity in the Early Modern British Atlantic'.


Professor Peter Marshall

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

Rosa

Dr Rosa Salzberg

Italian Renaissance history; early print culture; migration history

Claudia

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

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Dr Luca Molà

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

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Dr Michael Bycroft

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

Sarah Richardson

Dr Sarah Richardson

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

Penny

Professor Penny Roberts

16th century French history, especially the Wars of Religion

Mark P

Professor Mark Philp 

Director of Research for the History Dept,. Research interests cover political theory and political sociology; political corruption and issues relating to standards in public life; history of political thought and British history at the time of the French Revolution.


Associate Staff

Marjolein

Dr Marjolein Schepers

Vrije Universiteit Brussel & IAS Fernandes Fellow 2020-21

   
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

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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

Callie
Dr Callie Wilkinson

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow for the project 'Scandals, state secrets, and the dissemination of information about the East India Company'.

Adrianna

Dr Adrianna Catena

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

Dr Lucy Underwood

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

Guido

Dr Guido van Meersbergen

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