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Our Staff

Our staff provide specialist supervision in Archaeology, English Literature, History and History of Art. They have published extensively within the period. Together with our doctoral and Masters students they have created a lively research community where you are encouraged to pursue your interests in the politics, culture, literature, art and society of the period.


  • Matthew Campbell, English: History of Irish Poetry from Charlotte Brooke to Seamus Heaney
  • Sophie Coulombeau, English: Naming and identity, women's writing, and reading practices in the period 1760-1820
  • Helen Cowie, History: History of animals, history of natural history, history of collecting
  • Geoffrey Cubitt, History: Political and cultural history of modern France, social memory and commemoration
  • Jason Edwards, History of Art: British sculpture in its global contexts, and on Victorian and Modernist art
  • Mary Fairclough, English: Eighteenth-century and Romantic literature and science, politics, print culture
  • Jonathan Finch, Archaeology: Estate and designed landscapes; hunting and field sports
  • Anthony Geraghty, History of Art: how architecture was conceived and understood in Renaissance and Baroque England
  • Cora Gilroy-Ware, History of Art: Classical Body in Romantic Britain; history of visual classicism
  • Natasha Glaisyer, History: Cultural history of commerce in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
  • Hannah Greig, History: Social, political and material history of Britain, c.1688-1830
  • Joanna de Groot, History: Histories of race, empire and ethnicity; women and gender histories
  • Jasper Heinzen, History: History of modern European nationalism, the Napoleonic Wars and prisoners of war
  • Matt Jenkins, Archaeology: Urban environments, focusing on social and cultural life during the long eighteenth century and how medieval material culture was used and appropriated in later centuries
  • Mark Jenner, History: Early modern English history; medicine(social); the body
  • Richard Johns, History of Art: art and visual culture in Britain in the long eighteenth century
  • Catriona Kennedy, History: Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British and Irish history; gender, war and revolution
  • Emma Major, English: Religion, gender and national identity, c. 1700-1900
  • Jon Mee, English: Eighteenth-century and Romantic literature: politics and print culture
  • Alison O'Byrne, English: Representations of the city in the long eighteenth century
  • Tim Riding, History: How early modern colonial spaces — such as trading outposts, forts and settlements — were constructed, conceived of and controlled from a distance.
  • Deborah Russell, English: Gothic fiction, with a particular emphasis on women's writing and discourses of national identity
  • Gillian Russell, English: British and Irish literature and culture of the period 1730-1830, focusing on theatre history, gender, sociability, war studies, and print culture. 
  • Elizabeth Spencer, History: Gender, social, and material history of England, 1680-1830, and in particular on the lives of women
  • Miles Taylor, History:19th-century Chartism and radical politics; the history of parliamentary representation in the UK, c.1820-1914; the impact of the empire;  the historiography and heritage of Victorian political and cultural life
  • Jim Watt, English: Empire and identity, 1750-1840; British Orientalisms in the 'long' eighteenth century, Gothic literature 
  • Chloe Wigston Smith, English: Literature and culture of the long 18th century - history of the novel, gender studies, visual and material culture and the Atlantic world

Postdoctoral Research Associates

  • Harrie Neal, Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity, History: The history of ecological ideas, vegetarianism, animal ethics, improvement, industrialisation, and education in the ever-lengthening long 18th-century.

Emeritus Professors