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- Journalist and Independent Scholar, PhD from the University of East Anglia
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- early modern British history, seventeenth-century English republicanism, utopianism, print, translation, exile
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- About Me
I’m a historian and journalist with an interest in early modern British and European history, the history of political thought and discourse, cultural history, utopianism, literature and translation. And of course I’m a news junkie!
After studying History, German and English Literature at Bonn University, Germany for two years I moved to the UK, where I completed my BA in History at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich. I stayed on to do an MA in Early Modern History followed by a PhD on the republican Henry Neville (1619-94).
I have also worked as an administrator for Norwich City Council, supply teacher in Norfolk, sub-editor with dpa News International in Cork, Ireland, freelance foreign correspondent for various German media, press review editor for euro|topics in Berlin and freelance journalist.
I had a lecturing position in the English department at Potsdam before moving to Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne in January 2011. After a six-month work secondment from April to September 2015 I am now working as a journalist for dpa News International again.
My first monograph was Henry Neville and English Republican Culture in the Seventeenth Century: Dreaming of Another Game (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009). Together with Dirk Wiemann at Potsdam I co-edited European Contexts for English Republicanism (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013) and Perspectives on English Revolutionary Republicanism (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014). My most recent project is an edited collection with Cesare Cuttica, Patriarchal Moments (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016).
- Recent Publications
‘Wansleben reads Harrington: Wansleben, the Harrington Manuscript, and English Republicanism’, in: Asaph Ben-Tov, Jan Loop and Martin Mulsow (eds), Ludolf und Wansleben – Orientalistik, Politik und Geschichte zwischen Gotha und Afrika 1650-1700(Brill: Leiden, forthcoming).
‘Machiavelli, Neville and the seventeenth-century discourse on priestcraft’, Intellectual History Review, 28:1 (2018), pp. 79-99.
‘The English Republican Exiles in Europe’, Philosophical Enquiries. Revue des philosophies Anglophones, 8 (2017), pp. 35-59.
With Cesare Cuttica (eds), Patriarchal Moments(London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016).
‘Citizenship and exile: English republicanism in a transnational context’, Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique(2016), pp. 1-15.
‘Le républicanisme anglais et le mythe de l’anticatholicisme’, in: G. Marche/ N. Caron (eds), La politisation du religieux en modernité(Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2015), pp. 1-14.
‘Les Juges Jugez, se Justifians (1663) and Edmund Ludlow’s protestant network in seventeenth-century Switzerland’, Historical Journal, 57, 2 (2014), pp. 369-396.
With Dirk Wiemann (eds), Perspectives on English Revolutionary Republicanism(Farnham: Ashgate, 2014).
With Dirk Wiemann (eds), European Contexts for English Republicanism(Farnham: Ashgate, 2013).
‘Authors Losing Control: The European Transformations of Henry Neville’s The Isle of Pines(1668),’ Book History, 15 (2012), pp. 1-15.
Henry Neville and English Republican Culture in the Seventeenth Century: Dreaming of Another Game (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009).
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- Great Britain
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- England, Germany, United Kingdom, Western Europe
- Expertise by Chronology
- 17th century, 18th century
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- Book History, Government, Migration & Immigration, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion