Tim Harris

Munro, Goodwin, Wilkinson Professor of European History

Research Interests

Early modern england, scotland, and ireland
social history of politics
history of ideas


Tim Harris received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Cambridge University and was a Fellow of Emmanuel College from 1983 to 1986 before moving to Brown. He teaches a wide range of courses in the political, religious, intellectual, social, and cultural history of early modern England, Scotland, and Ireland. A social historian of politics, he has written about the interface of high and low politics, popular protest movements, ideology and propaganda, party politics, popular culture, and the politics of religious dissent during Britain's Age of Revolutions. He edits the book series “Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History” for Boydell Press and is on the editorial board of the journal History of European Ideas.