Dr Joanne Paul
renaissance and early modern historian, University of Sussex

Dr Joanne Paul is a historian of the Renaissance and Early Modern Periods at the University of Sussex. She specializes in intellectual history and the history of political thought and has published widely on themes such as temporality and political counsel, as well as the work of Thomas More, Shakespeare and Hobbes. Her book on the thought and writing of Thomas More is out with Polity in October, and she is currently finalising a book on theories of counsel in the sixteenth century for Cambridge University Press. 

Dr Paul received her PhD in from Queen Mary, University of London where she was supervised by Professor Quentin Skinner. She taught at Queen Mary and New College of the Humanities before taking up a post at the University of Sussex in 2016. She has had articles in History Today and BBC History Magazine and made TV and radio appearances.

Follow Joanne on Twitter: @joanne_paul_


Sunday 23 October, 10.00 Conservatory
Thomas More's Utopia