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Keele University
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Business history, commercial history, economic and social history, merchant networks, news, information
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About Me

I am Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Keele University, and an economic and social historian of Britain and the Atlantic World. My research explores the ways in which wars and other political conflict affected trade routes and international commerce, primarily examining the construction of commercial networks and the interaction between early modern economies and societies.

I currently hold an AHRC Leadership Fellows grant (2018-2020) entitled Business News in the Atlantic World, 1620-1763. This project explores the information used by early modern merchants to make decisions about their business and will culminate in, among other things, my second monograph. I am also working on a full-length transcription of The Letter-book of Thomas Baret, 1672-1677, to be published by the Norfolk Record Society in 2020.

Recent Publications

S. Talbott, ‘Diasporic or Distinct?: the Scots in Early Modern Europe’, in T. Bueltmann, J. Clark and D. MacRaild, British and Irish Diasporas: Societies, Cultures, and Ideologies (Manchester University Press, 2018).

S. Talbott, ‘Trade and Commerce’, in Using Primary Sources, a JISC-funded, Open Access, Student-oriented e-book (Gen. ed. Jonathan Hogg). (in press; online publication 2016, hard copy publication 2017, Liverpool University Press).

S. Talbott, ‘“Such unjustificable practices?”: Irish trade, settlement and society in France, 1688-1715’, Economic History Review, 67.2 (2014), pp. 556-577.

S. Talbott, Conflict, Commerce and Franco-Scottish Relations, 1560-1713 (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2014) – winner of the Senior Hume Brown prize in Scottish History, 2016.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Britain, Scotland, France, North America
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, England, France, North America, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, 17th century, 18th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
American Founding Era, Book History, Economic History, Migration & Immigration