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Staff in the research group are listed below, together with brief descriptions of their research interests and links to their main research profiles.

  • Dr Gemma Allen
    Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History: political, religious and cultural history of later sixteenth and early seventeenth-century England, particularly the study of early modern women.
  • Dr SJ Allen,
    Associate Lecturer, Humanities: the Crusades, the Crusades and modern memory, medieval ecclesiastical history, medieval Islamic and Byzantine studies.
  • Dr Piers Baker-Bates,
    Honorary Associate, Art History: Italian and Spanish Art of the Sixteenth Century and especially processes of cultural exchange between the Italian Peninsula and the Spanish Imperial World
  • Dr Naomi Barker
    Lecturer in Music: seventeenth-century Italian keyboard and other instrumental music, performance practice, cultural contexts and cross-disciplinary aspects of music and art.
  • Dr Carla Benzan
    Lecturer in Art History: sacred and scientific images of the Catholic Reformation in northern Italy; realism and vision; materiality and embodiment.
  • Professor Richard Danson Brown
    Professor of English Literature: sixteenth-century poetry, especially Spenser, and Shakespeare studies.
  • Dr Leah Clark
    Senior Lecturer in Art History: collecting and exchange of objects in the Italian courts, diplomacy, transcultural objects and cross-cultural exchanges between Italian courts and the Mamluk and Ottoman courts.
  • Dr Martin Clarke
    Senior Lecturer in Music: sacred music and the relationships between music, theology and religious practice, particularly the hymnody of eighteenth-century Methodism.
  • Dr Charlotte Clifton-Moore
    Associate Lecturer in History: seventeenth-century history, with a particular interest in the 1620s and 1630s and the road to Civil War.
  • Dr Helen Coffey
    Senior Lecturer in Music: civic and court musical patronage and exchange from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, especially concerning Germany, Austria and Britain.
  • Dr Silvia De Renzi
    Senior Lecturer in History of Medicine: the uses of medical knowledge in Counter Reformation Italy, particularly the history of legal medicine and of dissecting practices.
  • Dr Suzanne Forbes
    Lecturer in History: late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Irish and British history, particularly print culture and politics.
  • David Force
    Research Student in Music: seventeenth-century domestic music, particularly the role of the organ in consort and devotional music in England.
  • Elizabeth Ford
    Associate Lecturer in Arts and Humanities.
  • Dr Michael Gale
    Honorary Associate in Music: Musical culture in early modern England (particularly education and professional training); digital musicology.
  • Dr Jonathan Gibson
    Senior Lecturer in English: early modern literature and book history, particularly manuscript culture of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
  • Professor Ole Grell
    Professor of Early Modern History: European social and cultural history in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, particularly Calvinism, Anglo-Dutch relations, and the history of medicine.
  • Jill Harrison
    Associate Lecturer in Art History: The political, economic and cultural history of early Trecento Italian art, networks of patronage and secular and civic imagery.
  • Dr Kathy Holman
    Associate Lecturer in History: Early Medieval Britain and Scandinavia, particularly the Viking settlement of the British Isles and runic inscriptions.
  • Dr M A Katritzky
    Senior Wilkes Research Fellow in Theatre Studies: early modern English and comparative literature and drama, particularly Shakespeare studies, book history and literature and medicine.
  • Dr Edmund King
    Research Associate in English: book history and the history of reading, Shakespeare studies, and the authorship and attribution of early modern drama.
  • Dr Liz Lane
    Associate Lecturer in Music: music composition, music arranging, music for disabled young musicians, especially OpenUp Music (Composer in Association).
  • Professor Anne Laurence
    Professor of History: the seventeenth-century civil wars of the British Isles, women and gender in early modern Britain and Ireland, the early modern stock market in England and its private investors.
  • Dr Hannah Lavery
    Lecturer in English: sixteenth- and seventeenth-century poetry, erotic and satiric literatures.
  • Dr Angeliki Lymberopoulou
    Senior Lecturer in Art History: late and post-Byzantine artistic patronage and production in Venetian Crete (1211-1669), particularly of icons and frescoes.
  • Dr Sean McGlynn FRHistS
    Associate Lecturer in History: monarchy in medieval England and France, medieval warfare, war and non-combatants in medieval and early modern history,  medieval heresy, national identity through history.
  • Dr Elaine Moohan
    Senior Lecturer in Music: fifteenth-century sacred music and its sources and music in Glasgow.
  • Dr Diana Newall
    Staff Tutor in Art History: the cultural and artistic developments on Crete from the 13th -15th centuries.
  • Dr Anita Pacheco
    Senior Lecturer in English: the Restoration, especially the work of Aphra Behn, early modern women's writing, and the relationship between literature and politics 1660-1688.
  • Dr Alice Sanger
    Honorary Associate in Art History: art patronage and devotional practice of the Medici grand duchesses of the later sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.
  • Dr Clare Taylor
    Senior Lecturer in Art History: the material culture of seventeenth and early-eighteenth century Britain; particularly gilt leather hangings and wallpaper.
  • Dr Margit Thøfner
    Senior Lecturer in Art History: painting, sculpture, architecture, urban spaces, print-making, politics and gender as well as visual, processional, devotional and musical cultures in the Netherlands, Germany, England, Scotland and Scandinavia during the early modern period.
  • Dr Susie West
    Senior Lecturer in Art History: the English country house, its landscape setting, and private libraries of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
  • Dr Sara Wolfson
    Lecturer in Early Modern History: European court culture, gender, queenship, exile, diplomacy and dynastic relations in the early seventeenth century, particularly focusing on the Court of Charles I and his consort, Queen Henrietta Maria.
  • Dr Kim Woods
    Honorary Associate in Art History: art of northern Europe from the mid-fourteenth to the mid-sixteenth century, especially sculpture, Netherlandish art, religious imagery and artistic exchange. 
  • Dr Neil Younger
    Lecturer in History: sixteenth-century English history, particularly Elizabethan politics and government, the Tudor court and early modern European war and society.
  • Dr Molly Ziegler
    Lecturer in Drama and Performance Studies: early modern drama and theatre practices, particularly dramaturgy and representations of disease, gender and madness.

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