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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 Richard McCabe

Early modern literature in its historical and intellectual contexts, especially poetry and drama; Edmund Spenser's engagement with Gaelic Ireland, the dynamics of Tudor and Jacobean patronage, the aesthetics of Renaissance tragedy.

Mr Robin Briggs

The social, religious and political history of early modern Europe, especially France; the French Catholic Church and the history of witchcraft

Professor Brian Cummings

Renaissance humanism and European literature 1450-1700; the history of religion in relation to the history of the book; literary theory and the history of philosophy

Professor Robert Frost

The history of the Polish-Lithuanian union, 1386-1815, with subsidiary interests in the history of Scandinavia, in particular the history of Sweden; the Holy Roman Empire; the history of warfare