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Martha McGill

My research interests lie in early modern British intellectual, social and cultural history. My work has explored how changing conceptions of the supernatural reflect on religious culture, developments in natural philosophy, relations between different social groups, and national identity.

I completed a PhD in History at the University of Edinburgh in 2016. I subsequently held postdoctoral fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Edinburgh, and the Warburg Institue, London. In 2018 I started at the University of Warwick as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, working on a project entitled 'Bodies, Selves and the Supernatural in Early Modern Britain'. You can read more about this project in this blog postLink opens in a new window.

I am also Secretary of the Scottish History SocietyLink opens in a new window.

I'm passionate about bringing history to wider audiences, and have led on a range of engagement projects. Most recently I worked with students to develop and market a pair of educational card gamesLink opens in a new window about the early modern witch hunts, with proceeds going to charity. Please see above for more on my publications, online interviews, and teaching. For further information and teaching resources, see my personal websiteLink opens in a new window.