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Durham University

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Dr Alex Barber

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

(email at a.w.barber@durham.ac.uk)

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

Department of History

Research Interests

  • History of Ideas
  • Freedom of the press
  • Scribal news
  • The English Enlightenment

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