Dr Thomas Stammers
Tom Stammers is a cultural historian of France in the long nineteenth century. His forthcoming book Collection, Recollection, Revolution: Scavenging the Past in Nineteenth-Century Paris explores the politics of collecting, the art market and cultural heritage in post-revolutionary France. He continues to publish work related to nineteenth-century collecting, connoisseurship, museum institutions and the historiography of art, with a particular interest in the work of Francis Haskell. He also publishes on the tangible traces, cultural memory and historiography of the French Revolution.
He has two major forthcoming projects. The first concerns the experience of French dynasties in exile and the dispersion and recuperation of the royal patrimony. This work fits into a wider exploration of nineteenth-century monarchism and the global networks of counter-revolution. The second project arises from collaborations related to anti-Semitism, the art market and Jewish collectors in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. As part of this project he is investigating the Jewish Country House as a pan-European phenomenon. He is a regular contributor and feature writer for the arts magazine Apollo, and in January 2017 co-curated an exhibition at the Bowes Museum on 'The Allure of Napoleon'.
Tom is interested in a wide range of historiographical and theoretical controversies related to Europe in the long nineteenth century.
- Aesthetics and Politics
- Counter-Revolutionary Thought and Culture c.1789-1900
- France, c.1750-1900
- Heritage and Historical Consciousness
- Jewish Cultural History
- Museums and Collecting
- The Enlightenment and European Romanticism
- The French Revolutionary Tradition
Chapter in book
- Stammers, Tom (2017). Graphiksammler. In Lexikon der Revolutions-Ikonographie in der europäischen Druckgraphik (1789-1889). Reichardt, Rolf Münster: Rhema. 1: 149-166.
- Stammers, Tom (2016). Enlightenment Intersections in the work of Jeffrey Rubinoff. In The Art of Jeffrey Rubinoff. Fox, James Madeira Park, BC: Douglas & McIntyre. 153-168.
- Stammers, Tom (2016). Jean-Louis Soulavie: une collection de l'histoire immédiate. In Collectionner la Révolution française. Bertrand, Gilles Biard, Michel & Chevalier, Alain Paris: Société des Études Robespierristes. 81-93.
- Stammers, Tom (2016). The Myth of the Belle Madeleine: street culture and celebrity in nineteenth-century Paris. In Food Hawkers: Selling in the street from Antiquity to the Present. Calaresu, M. & Heuvel, Danielle van Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 136-164.
- Stammers, Tom (2014). Scavenging rococo: Trouvailles, Bibelots and Counter-Revolutionary Politics. In Rococo Echo: Art, History and Historiography from Cochin to Coppola. Hyde, M. & Scott,K. Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford. 71-86.
- Stammers, Tom (2013). Rendering the Rag-Picker in Nineteenth-Century Paris. In Generals and Beggars, Actors and Sovereigns: Portraits in Widely Circulating Prints from the XVII to XX Century. Milano, Alberto Tassotti. 393-99.
- Stammers, Tom (2013). The Faubourg Saint-Antoine: Epicentre of Revolution?. In The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Paris. Milne, Anna-Louise Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 52-70.
- Stammers, Tom (2008). The Refuse of the Revolution: Autograph Collecting in France 1789-1860. In Historicising the French Revolution. Armenteros,C., Blanning, T., DiVanna, I. & Dodds,D. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 39-63.
- Stammers, Tom (2017). The Allure of Napoleon: Essays Inspired by the Collections of the Bowes Museum. Barnard Castle, The Bowes Museum.
- Stammers, T (2019). Globalizing the French Revolution in Interwar France. Annales. Histoire,Sciences Sociales-English Edition
- Stammers, Tom (2019). The Homeless Heritage of the French Revolution, c.1789-1889. International Journal of Heritage Studies 25(5): 478-490.
- Stammers, Tom (2018). Facets of French Heritage: Selling the Crown Jewels in the Early Third Republic. The Journal of Modern History 90(1): 76-115.
- Stammers, Tom (2018). From the Tuileries to Twickenham: The Orléans, Exile and Anglo-French Liberalism, c.1848–1880. English Historical Review 133(564): 1120-1154.
- Stammers, Tom (2014). Collectors, Catholics, and the Commune: Heritage and Counterrevolution, 1860-1890. French Historical Studies 37(1): 53-87.
- Stammers, Tom (2013). Salvaging and Archiving the French Revolution. E-France: New Perspectives on the French Revolution 4: 57-59.
- Stammers, Tom (2008). The Bric-à-Brac of the Old Regime: Collecting and Cultural History in post-revolutionary France. French History 22(3): 295-315.