Professor of Early Modern Intellectual History, Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History
- Division: Humanities
- Unit: History Faculty
- Sub-Unit: History Faculty
Digital Humanities Interests:
(1) Using digital technology to facilitate the collaborative study of the international republic of letters -- a topic particularly difficult for the lone scholar because the data relevant to it was deliberately dispersed and now resides in archives and libraries throughout the world. (2) Using digital technology to collect, analyse, visualise and present the large quantities of data needed to develop 'intellectual geography' as a fresh approach to the study of the way in which intellectual activity was distributed and organised spatially, the changes to that distribution over time, the systems of exchange through which intellectual commerce took place, and the deeper geographical structures and conditions which shaped past intellectual institutions and traditions.