Dr Noah Millstone

Department of History
Birmingham Fellow

Contact details

Arts Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Political, religious, intellectual and cultural history of early modern Europe.


PhD, Stanford University

Postgraduate supervision

I would be happy to supervise students working on any early modern topic that overlaps with my research interests, such as history of reading and of the book, political history understood as broadly as possible, the history of subjectivities, and so on.

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I am currently PI on an AHRC-funded project, Manuscript Pamphleteering in Early Stuart England. I am also conducting research in early modern religious history ­– clerical politics and urban Puritanism in England, confessional polemics during seventeenth century Europe’s short peace (c1600-1618), and the redefinition of the categories of religion and politics in early modern Europe more broadly. 


‘Designed for Collection: Early Modern News and the Production of History’, Media History 23:2 (May 2017), 177–198.

Manuscript Circulation and the Invention of Politics in Early Stuart England (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

‘English “Public” Politics and the French Example, 1620-1640’, in Early Modern Exchanges, ed. Hackett (Ashgate, 2015).

‘Seeing Like a Statesman in Early Stuart England’, Past & Present, 223 (May 2014), 77-127.

‘The Rector of Santon Downham and the Hieroglyphic Watch of Prague,’ in Manuscript Miscellanies in Early Modern England, ed. Eckhardt & Smith (Ashgate, 2014).

‘Historicising Common Sense’, Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 46:4 (December 2012), 529-543.

‘Evil Counsel: the Propositions to Bridle the Impertinency of Parliament and the critique of Caroline government in the late 1620s’, Journal of British Studies, 50:4 (October 2011), 813-839.

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