English literature of the long eighteenth century, especially Gibbon, Swift, Burke and Johnson; sixteenth-century historiography and historical drama; the history of literary criticism; the theory and practice of textual editing
Modern & contemporary literature in English, French, German & Spanish; literary theory; theory of the novel; the history of criticism
Religious and cultural history of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
Italian Language and Literature
Ancient economies, societies, civilizations. The archaeology and history of the Roman Empire and its neighbours at the very large scale
The history of the everyday in the late medieval period, including material culture, food, sensory perception, great households; diplomatic, forms of documents and archival processes from the medieval period onwards
Commercial and corporate law, with special emphasis on commercial equity
English literature of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, especially Sir Philip Sidney, Shakespeare, and Samuel Johnson; post-medieval palaeography; bibliography and the history of the book
Chimpanzee social ecology; primate and human behaviour in a comparative framework, including influences of diet, violence and culture; self-domestication and the evolution of reduced aggression; primate conservation
'Heritage' and the power of tradition in British culture since 1890; the cultural dimensions of international relations since 1945; place and belonging in relation to globalisation
Economic History (Economics) Demography, Epidemiology and Health
Economic geography with distinctive focus on retail & consumption: specifically retail globalisation & its host-economy impacts; & policy & practice engaged research on retail access.
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