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School of History

Society, Culture and Belief

We are home to one of the most dynamic groups of historians in Britain of Society, Culture and Belief. This work is mainly within two research sub-themes:

Identities in Religious Cultures includes research in the medieval and early modern eras, covering religious conflict and devotion through individual research projects and collaborations through funded projects such as Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and Islam and the West. Staff working on this theme include Tom AsbridgeVirginia DavisEyal PolegYossi Rapoport and Miri Rubin

In the early modern era, Consumption, Material and Visual Culture sees the history of the book, of caricatures, and of consumption, objects and space, especially in the eighteenth century where the School has particular expertise through the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies. Staff working on this theme include Joanna Cohen, Mark GlancyColin Jones, Eyal Poleg, Miri Rubin and Amanda VickeryMatthew Walker, Chloe Ward and Hannah Williams.