Dr Simon Macdonald
Teaching Fellow in Early Modern European History
Office: 114, 26 Gordon Square
Office hour: Thursdays 11-12, and by appointment.
External phone: 020 7679 2075
Internal phone: 32075
Simon Macdonald specialises in the history of eighteenth-century Europe, with particular reference to interchange between Britain and the Continent. His research focuses on population exchange, transnational groups, and their material traces; he is currently working on a book project titled French Connections: British Expatriates in Eighteenth-Century France.
His first post in the Department was as a Research Associate at the
Centre for Transnational History, where he co-convenes, with Dr Dina Gusejnova,
the Centre’s working group on the history of cosmopolitanism. Before coming to UCL, he was a postdoctoral
fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of
Edinburgh, and a Rome Scholar at the British School at Rome; he has also held visiting
fellowships at Yale and at McGill. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge
He was a contributor to the catalogues for the international exhibitions Portraits publics, portraits privés 1770–1830 (Grand Palais, Paris, 2006) and Citizens and Kings: Portraits in the Age of Revolution, 1760–1830 (Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2007).
His recent publications
His recent publications include:
- 'Identifying Mrs Meeke: Another Burney Family Novelist', Review of English Studies (2013) [winner of the 2012 Review of English Studies essay prize; free to access].
- 'To "Shew Virtue its Own Image": William Hodges's The Effects of Peace and The Consequences of War, 1794–1795', British Art Journal (2008).
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