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Professor Michael Hunter FBA

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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.



Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of History, Birkbeck College, University of London

Past Appointments

  • 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


Boyle: Between God and Science (Yale University Press) First published 2009; paperback 2010

Editions of the Works of Robert Boyle (with Edward B Davis, 14 vols.) 1999-2001

Editions of the Correpondence of Robert Boyle (with Antonio Clericuzio and Lawrence M Principe, 6 vols., 2001) 1999-2001

Science and the Shape of Orthodoxy: Intellectual Change in late 17th-century Britain 1995

The Royal Society and its Fellows, 1660-1700: the Morphology o fan Early Scientific Institution (revised edition) 1994

Other Early Modern History to 1850 Fellows

Dr Felicity Heal

British social and religious history of the C16th and C17th; social practices of elites, especially hospitality and gift-exchange; the political and cultural nature of religious identity in Britain and Ireland

Dr Susan Brigden

The English Renaissance and Reformation; literary coteries; Reformation diplomacy

Professor Lyndal Roper

The social & cultural history of sixteenth & seventeenth century Germany; gender history; witchcraft; the German Reformation