Our faculty members come with rich and varied academic backgrounds and are experts in diverse areas of European History, including various Mediterranean societies, from Ancient Greece and Rome to the present day; the history of the Barbarian peoples; and the British Isles, with an emphasis on Ireland.
Areas of research include the history of political theory, from Ancient Greek thought to Machiavelli; economic history, from the Roman Empire to Early Modern Britain; intellectual history, in particular Renaissance Humanism; the history of popular culture; and the history of religion, from Ancient Greece to English witchcraft, pagan cultures and the Abrahamic faiths.
Other areas of specialization include social history, the history of the family, aristocracy, democracy and philanthropy; colonialism, post-colonialism and migration studies; nationalism; state violence and terrorism; Irish Studies; modern French history; oral history and folklore; and the historical study of cultural and social memory.