Tim Harris

Tim Harris
FALL 2019 FACULTY FELLOW

Biography

Tim Harris is Munro-Goodwin-Wilkinson Professor of History and affiliated with the Center for the Study of the Early Modern World at Brown University. He received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Cambridge University and was a Fellow of Emmanuel College from 1983 before moving to Brown University in 1986. A social historian of politics, he has written about the interface of high and low politics, popular protest movements, ideology and propaganda, party politics, the law and the constitution, popular culture, and the politics of religious dissent in 17th-century England, Scotland, and Ireland. His books include London Crowds in the Reign of Charles II (Cambridge University Press, 1987), Politics under the Later Stuarts (Routledge, 1993), Restoration: Charles II and his Kingdoms (Routledge, 2005), Revolution: The Great Crisis of the British Monarchy, 1685-1720 (Penguin, 2006), and Rebellion: Britain’s First Stuart Kings (Oxford University Press, 2014). He has produced numerous edited volumes and co-edits the book series “Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History” for Boydell Press. He is currently working on a book on Britain’s Century of Revolutions for Oxford University Press and engaged in a study of national stereotyping and religious prejudice in early modern England.