20th-century German social history; structures & legacies of the Third Reich and the German Democratic Republic (GDR); longer-term German and European history in comparative perspective; the Holocaust and collective violence; historical and social theory
About this Fellow
The social, religious and political history of early modern Europe, especially France; the French Catholic Church and the history of witchcraft
- Emeritus Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford
British Academy Appointments
- Member of Council, 2011 - 2014
Late 18th and 19th century British history; political and cultural developments, theology and religious belief, social and economic thought.
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.
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