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Department of History

Staff Profile

Dr Alex Barber

Lecturer (Early Modern British History) in the Department of History
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41051

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Alex Barber specialises in early modern British history with a particular focus on the intersections between intellectual and religious culture and on the transmission of ideas. He is currently converting his thesis 'Information and communication in England after the lapse of licensing, 1694-1721' into a book to be published this year. His next project investigates the transmission of scribal news from continental Europe to Britain.

Research Groups

  • Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia
  • Early Modern
  • Intellectual Culture
  • Politics
  • Theology and Religion

Selected Publications

Journal papers: academic

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