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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

Professor Colin Jones

History of France, especially 17th to 19th centuries; French Revolution; history of medicine; cultural history

Professor Martin Rudwick

History of earth sciences, especially the reconstruction of the earth's pre-human history, 1750-1850; the history of visual imagery in the natural sciences; epistemic issues in field- and museum-based sciences

Professor Alex Walsham

The religious and cultural history of early modern Britain, especially the impact, reception and repercussions of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations

Professor Colin Kidd

Intellectual history of the British world from the 17th century onwards; history of race, ethnicity and nationhood; constitutional theory; Scottish history