Twentieth- and twenty-first-century British literature, modernism, history and theory of the novel, popular print culture, genre fiction, comics and graphic narrative
I am Professor of Modern History at the University of Southampton. I specialise in modern British history with particular interests in the nineteenth century. My work ranges across the political history of the period, including British foreign policy, the history of social reform and philanthropy, and Victorian liberalism.
I have research interests in literature, sexology and the modern histories of gender and sexuality, and in contemporary queer and feminist writing and graphic memoirs. I’m Head of the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London.
· The Science of Sympathy: Morality, Evolution and Victorian Civilization (Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2016).
· Edward Jenner (Stroud: The History Press, 2015).
· (editor) Pain and Emotion in Modern History (Houndmills: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014).
· (editor) Anthropocentrism: Humans, Animals, Environments (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2011).
· A History of Attitudes and Behaviours toward Animals in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Bri…
Rob Boddice works at the Department of History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. An historian of science, medicine and the emotions, he is the author of The Science of Sympathy: Morality, Evolution and Victorian Civilization (University of Illinois Press, 2016) and the editor of Pain and Emotion in Modern History (Palgrave, 2014). His forthcoming books include Pain: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2017) and The History of Emotions (Manchester University Press, 2017). Boddice is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Since 2012 Professor for modern history and history education at at the School of Education FHNW (and managing the Departement for Social Sciences Education incl. History, Geography, Philosophy, Religion and Education) and a member of the Institute for Educational Sciences at the University of Basel (Switzerland). Before 2012 has has hold different positions at German universities: Assistant Professor (Bochum), Visiting Professor (Jena, Siegen) or Research Assistant (Münster, Dortmund, Leipzig). Selected List of Publications and Presentations
…Professor Of Early Modern History…
I am a professor in Early Modern History at the University of Southampton, where I have worked since 2008. Prior to this I was a member of the Textile Conservation Centre, Winchester School of Art, 1999-2009. My main research interests focus on textiles and clothing in the 16th and 17th centuries but they stretch beyond these boundaries into the late medieval and the 18th century. Having started working on the court of Henry VIII, my interests have extended outwards.
Sean Hannan (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2016) is an Assistant Professor in the Humanities at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His research focuses on the intellectual history of Christianity, with emphases on late antiquity, North Africa, and the philosophy of time. While his doctoral project dealt with temporality in the works of Augustine of Hippo, his current research broadens out to incorporate alternative accounts of time drawn from antiquity and the Middle Ages. At MacEwan, he has a mandate to make use of methods from the digital humanities when teaching courses on ancient, medieval, and early modern history.
Modernism, Buddhism, Modern Chinese History, Comparative Literature
I am a historian of early modern political thought, working on topics from the German Reformation to the Early Enlightenment and from Denmark/Norway to the Coast of West Africa. I am particularly interested in how different theories of natural law were used to justify and legitimise interests in different religious, political, commercial and colonial conflicts in early modern history. My first project was a contextual study of the political philosophy of the Wittenberg reformer Philipp Melanchthon and the first formulations of Protestant natural law theories. It investigated the different theories of natural law which Melanchthon developed and the purposes for which he applied (or didn’t apply) them in his political philosophical works. An early fruit of this project was an article on Melanchthon’s commentary on Aristotle’s Politics published in History of Political Thought.
Early Modern English Lexicography, Book History, History of Western Typography