About this Fellow
Jonathan Bate has wide ranging research interests in Shakespeare, Romanticism, theatre history, the contribution of poetry to thinking about the wellbeing of both the human mind and the natural environment, and many other aspects of literary history.
- Provost, Worcester College, University of Oxford
- Fellow, Trinity Hall University of Cambridge, 1970
- Leverhulme Personal Research Professor, University of Liverpool, 1970
- King Alfred Professor of English Literature, University of Liverpool, 1970
- Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Warwick, University of Warwick, 1970
- Leverhulme Research Professor and King Alfred Professor of English Literature, University of Liverpool, University of Liverpool, 1970
- Provost, Worcester College University of Oxford, 1970
British Academy Appointments
- Vice-President (Humanities), 2011 - 2014
Sixteenth & seventeenth century literature & thought in Europe, especially France; the role played by various dimensions of language (eg concept-formation; tense-aspect) in the shaping of knowledge & belief.
The medieval & Renaissance literature & history of Spain from 1200 to 1700, with special interests in literacy, libraries & the history of ideas; humanism; imperialism
The Holy Roman Empire in its European context from the fifteenth century to 1806; the legacy of the Holy Roman Empire in German-speaking central Europe from 1806 to the present
History and culture of Russia & Eastern Europe, Medieval & Early Modern; cultural and social history of information technologies