John Gallagher

John Gallagher is Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Leeds, and prior to this, a Research Fellow in History at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. His research is into questions of language, travel, migration, education, and identity in early modern Britain and Europe.

His first book, Learning Languages in Early Modern England, will be published by Oxford University Press in spring 2019. His articles have appeared in Renaissance Quarterly and The Italianist annd are forthcoming in Huntington Library Quarterly, Renaissance Studies, and Past & Present.

His current research interests include urban multilingualism, teaching & learning in early modern England, and new histories of orality. He is also working on a new project on migration and multilingualism in early modern England.

John Gallagher is invited by Jean Boutier (Centre Norbert Elias) and will take part of the Visting Professors Program designed by EHESS..


Conferences (March-April 2019)

  • 'A conversable knowledge': learning languages in early modern England
  • Speechscapes: voices and languages in the early modern city
  • Migrants and multilingualism in early modern England
  • Another 'educational revolution'? Towards a new history of early modern education


Centre Norbert Elias - EHESS Campus Marseille - La Vieille Charité, 2 rue de la Charité, 13001 Marseille, France.