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Dr Delphine Doucet

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Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European History

I joined the School of Culture in January 2010. Before that I worked in a number of colleges in the University of London (Goldsmiths, Birkbeck, Royal Holloway). I obtained my PhD in 2008 from the Royal Holloway University of London under the supervision of Prof Justin Champion. My Phd was entitled: Jean Bodin’s Colloquium Heptaplomeres: Clandestine literature, heterodoxy and the possibility of toleration 1590-1750. I am currently working on a number of publications in the broad area of intellectual history in the early modern period.

Teaching and supervision

I teach a range of modules on the BA (Hons) History. My teaching focuses on Early Modern British and European History with a focus on intellectual history (in particular political thought). These include HIS114 English Society and Culture 1500-1750 at Stage 1, HIS219 History of Early Modern Political Thought at Stage 2. I am also offering at Stage 3, a special subject HIS393 Radicalism, Republicanism and Revolution 1400-1800 and the optional module HIS392 Heresy, Intolerance and Beyond 1550-1765.

Research interests for potential research students

I am happy to supervise topics in the broad area of Early Modern British and European History. I have a strong interest in intellectual history of the 17th and 18th century including issues surrounding the legitimacy of governments, the question of resistance, the idea of toleration and the development of religious diversity.


My research is in the broad area of intellectual history in the early modern period. I am particularly interested in issues surrounding the question of legitimate government and resistance to tyranny and the inter-linked question of the relationship between Church and State in the aftermath of the Reformation. I have interests in the development of a republican discourse in the Early Modern period and the links with question about toleration and civil religion.


Number of items: 2.


Doucet, Delphine (2013) Questioning Authorities: Scepticism and Anti-Christian Arguments in the Colloquium Heptaplomeres. History of European Ideas, 39 (6). pp. 755-775. ISSN 0191-6599

Book Section

Doucet, Delphine (2014) Du Colloquium Heptaplomeres de Bodin au Commentaire Philosophique de Bayle: diversite, verite, sincerite et conversion. In: Pierre Bayle et le politique. Honore Champion, Paris, pp. 49-66. ISBN 9782745327109

This list was generated on Sat Dec 3 05:38:09 2022 GMT.
  • Early Modern European and British History (in particular French and British)
  • Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th century
  • Heterodox discourses in the early modern period
  • Discourses of toleration in the early modern period
  • Political thought of the early modern period

Last updated 16 November 2021