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Steering Committee

Mark Philp, Professor of History and Politics, University of Warwick

Professor Philp directs the European History Research Centre at Warwick, which will be the main hub through which the network will be run and managed. A specialist of political ethics and intellectual political history 18th century and 19th century), he has written widely on the history of democracy. Along Joanna Innes (Oxford), he co-runs the ‘Re-imagining democracy in the Mediterranean, 1750-1850’ project.

Aoife Nolan, Professor of Law, University of Nottingham

An expert on socio-economic rights and children's rights and is a founding member of the UK Economic and Social Rights Academic Network and the HRLC team on FRAME (Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies). Her book 'Children's Socio-economic Rights, Democracy and the Courts' (Oxford: Hart 2011) won the main Irish legal book prize and was shortlisted for an equivalent prize in the UK.

Anne Simonin, Senior Researcher at the French National Research Centre (CNRS) and Director of the Maison française in Oxford

Anne Simonin is an expert on the history of French citizenship, legal culture and norm-making from the 18th century to the present. Among several other books and articles, she is the author of L’honneur dans la République. Une histoire de l’indignité de la Révolution française aux années cinquante (Grasset, 2008).