Lecturer in Long Eighteenth-Century History

Department of History, the University of Sheffield

Research expertise

The history of humour and laughter; histories of print culture; sociability, gender, race and public politics; the ‘civilising process’ and rise of politeness; the development of a ‘public sphere’ of sociability and political debate; the figure of Edward ‘Ned’ Ward (1666-1731); women and intoxicants.

DIANA Elvira

Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature

Università degli Studi  “Gabriele d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara

Research expertise

Arabic literary production from the nineteenth century to present.

DILLE Catherine

Associate Professor

History Department at Richmond American International University in London.

Research expertise

Women’s travel writing and lexicography in the eighteenth century; the history of education in Britain between 1700 and 1850; schoolboy culture and family history in the early modern period.


Lecturer and Serra-Hunter Fellow

Department of English, University of Lleida (Catalonia)

Research expertise

Ageing studies; narratives of disease; contemporary detective fiction; Victorian and Gothic fiction under a feminist perspective.


Head of International Cooperation, Research engineer.

CNRS (TGIR Huma-Num).

Research expertise

Social sciences and humanities; French literature; blockchain technologies and usages; cultural and societal practices; Open Science; digital environment; epistemology of Digital Humanities; outreach and advocacy; citizen science.


Doctoral Student

Université Paris Cité, laboratoire LARCA

Research expertise

English romanticism; poetry; William Wordsworth


Maître de conférences en civilisation britannique.

Université Bordeaux-Montaigne, Langues, Littératures et Civilisations.

Research expertise

Discours politique dans la Grande-Bretagne du long XVIIIe siècle; identité nationale; sociabilité.

ELLIS Markman

Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Queen Mary, University of London.

Research expertise

Eighteenth-century literature and culture; eighteenth-century London and literature; science; criticism and intellectual culture in the eighteenth century; sensibility and women's writing in the eighteenth century; slavery and empire in eighteenth-century culture.

FIELD Ophelia

Author & Independent Researcher

Has taught Biography to MA students at the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (UCL) and at the University of Buckingham, and a course on 'The Art of the Essay' at The Idler Academy. Also works as an expert consultant to the European Council on Refugees and Exiles, Human Rights Watch and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Research expertise

Historical biographies (Sarah Churchill, the members of the Kit-Kat club); currently working on a book about the characters who surrounded King James I after 1614.


Professor of Modern British History and President of the Royal Historical Society

University of East Anglia

Research expertise

British social and economic history of the 18th and 19th centuries, in particular the industrial revolution, its social consequences and impact upon women.


Research assistant in English and American studies (focus on literary studies).

University of Greifswald.

Research expertise

Literature and cultural history; women in the eighteenth century; ecocriticism; sociability throughout the eighteenth century.


Professor of Digital History (History)

University of Sussex

Research expertise

Histories of gender, sexuality and poverty focussed primarily on eighteenth-century London