The list below shows Durham University research staff who are members of IMEMS. Click the member's name to see a more detailed biography and department.
We also welcome anyone from outside the University with an interest in our work to join. Membership is free of charge. You will receive invitations to our programme of events, with a weekly emails digest about what is happening in the Insitute and further afield. To join IMEMS contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Alex Barber
(email at email@example.com)
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.
- History of Ideas
- Freedom of the press
- Scribal news
- The English Enlightenment
- Barber, Alex (2014). Censorship, Salvation and the Preaching of Francis Higgins: A reconsideration of High Church Politics and Theology in the Early 18th Century. Parliamentary History 33(1): 114-139
- Barber, A. (2013). 'Why don't those lazy priests answer the book?' Matthew Tindal, censorship, freedom of the press and religious debate in early eighteenth century England. History 98(333): 680-707.
- Barber, Alex (2013). “It is not easy what to say of our condition, much less to write it” the continued importance of scribal news in the early eighteenth century. Parliamentary History 32(2): 293-316.