Dr Ian Harris

Lecturer in Early Modern History

Ian HarrisContact Details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 229 7532
  • Email: ich1@le.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 005, 6 Salisbury Road
  • Office Hours: Semester 2, available for dissertation supervision on Thursday 9th February 2017 10:00 - 13:00 - if this is not convenient, please email for an appointment.


Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge; Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford; visiting research fellow at Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library, University of Southampton, National Maritime Museum and the Huntington Library; Leverhulme research fellow.


PhD Supervision

Thought, politics and literature, especially in Britain during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; American Revolution. 

Most Recent Publications

  1. ‘John Locke and Natural Law: Free Worship and Toleration’, Proceedings of the British Academy, 186(2013), 59-105 = Jon Parkin and Timothy Stanton, eds., Natural Law in  the Early Enlightenment (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2013), ch.4
  2. ‘Burke and Religion’ in David Dwan and Christopher J. Insole, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Edmund Burke (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), ch.7
  3. ‘Some Origins of a Tudor Revolution’, English Historical Review, 126, 523 (2011), 1355-1385
  4. ‘The Anglican Mind of Maurice Cowling’, in Robert Crowcroft, S.J.D. Green and Richard Whiting, eds., The Philosophy, Politics and Religion of British Democracy. Maurice Cowling and Conservatism (London: I.B.Tauris, 2010), pp.223-269

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Internship at Lamport Hall

This internship has been created by the Lamport Hall Preservation Trust to assist a student at the University of Leicester reading for one of the MA programmes offered by the Department of History both financially and to give them experience working in an historic house on a country estate.

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Deadline:31st March 2017