About this Fellow
Intellectual history of late 17th century Britain, especially the early Royal Society and the 'decline of magic'; editions of Robert Boyle and others; visual culture.
- Emeritus Professor of History, Birkbeck College, University of London
- Emeritus Professor of History, Birkbeck College University of London, 2011
- Professor of History, Birkbeck College, University of London, Birkbeck College University of London, 1992 - 2011
Modern British history, especially cultural, intellectual and social; the histories of the humanities and social sciences in comparative perspective
History and culture of Russia & Eastern Europe, Medieval & Early Modern; cultural and social history of information technologies
The economic & political history of Britain, 1650-1850, including the history of economic thought.
Eighteenth & nineteenth century economic history: industrialization; wellbeing; labour markets; women's work and family lives; child labour; anthropometrics