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Professor Colin Jones

Colin

Email: c.d.h.jones@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8361

Profile

I was educated at Oxford and came to Queen Mary in 2006.  I have also taught at Newcastle, Exeter, Warwick, Stanford, Renmin, Paris-VIII universities and in 2014 was Visiting Professor at the University of Richmond, Virginia..

I have held research positions at Princeton, the Collège de France, Columbia University’s Paris campus and the National Humanities Center, North Carolina.

 From 2012-15, I held a Leverhulme Trust Major Fellowship on my current research project which focuses on the day of 9 Thermidor when Robespierre was overthrown. My first publication on the project appeared as 'The Overthrow of Maximilien Robespierre and the "Indifference" of the People, American Historical Review (link is external) (2014)

Research

Research Interests:

I am a social and cultural historian of France whose interests focus around the eighteenth century. I have published widely and am the author or editor of around 20 books.

  • 18th century France and the French Revolution
  • The Terror
  • The history of medicine, especially 17th-early 19th centuries
  • The history of Paris
  • Physiognomy and caricature

Current PhD Students

  • Robin Carlile – The ‘journées’ of Germinal and Prairial in the Year 3: origins, participation and repression
  • Amelia Jackson – André-Charles Boulle as a Collector of Prints and Drawings
  • Anais Pedron – Women of Theatre and the Question of Rights in Paris, 1750-1800
  • Nigel Ritchie – The origins of Marat's revolutionary persona and the creation of a new form of political journalism
  • Gabriel Wick – Landscapes of Conscience: reform, liberalism and the transformation of the aristocratic landscape in France, 1770-1792
 

Postgraduate supervision 

I welcome applications from candidates wishing to undertake doctoral research in the following areas:

  • Early modern, 18th century and French Revolutionary history
  • History of medicine 

 

Publications

Accolades

Membership of professional associations or societies 

Editorial Positions

Appearances in the media

PhD Supervision

Current PHD Students

  • Robin Carlile – The ‘journées’ of Germinal and Prairial in the Year 3: origins, participation and repression
  • Amelia Jackson – André-Charles Boulle as a Collector of Prints and Drawings
  • Maia Kirby – Comite des Recherches of the Constituent Assembly, 1789-91
  • Anais Pedron – Women of Theatre and the Question of Rights in Paris, 1750-1800
  • Nigel Ritchie – The origins of Marat's revolutionary persona and the creation of a new form of political journalism
  • Gabriel Wick – Landscapes of Conscience: reform, liberalism and the transformation of the aristocratic landscape in France, 1770-1792
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