Teaching

My undergraduate teaching encompasses intellectual history and the history of political thought between classical antiquity and the mid-twentieth century. I tend to concentrate on the history of political thought between the mid-17th and early-20th centuries (roughly between Hobbes and Weber), and have also taught thematic courses on Renaissance political thought between Petrarch and Lipsius, Enlightenment political thought, and the intellectual history of war and empire, civil society, and democracy. I also specialise in the history of historiography and teach various methodological approaches to intellectual history. I have supervised MA dissertations on luxury and political thought, the political economy of James Madison, the thought of Bernard Mandeville, and aspects of the Scottish Enlightenment.