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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 Jane Humphries

Eighteenth & nineteenth century economic history: industrialization; wellbeing; labour markets; women's work and family lives; child labour; anthropometrics

Professor Simon Schaffer

Social & intellectual history of experimental philosophy & exact sciences between the seventeenth & nineteenth centuries; historiography & sociology of scientific knowledge; the sciences & European imperialism

Professor Gerald Toomer

The Republic of Letters in Europe in the 17th century, with especial reference to the history of scholarship

Professor Ronald Hutton

British history between 1500 and 1700; the history of paganism, shamanism, magic and witchcraft, and of attitudes to those phenomena