Lionel Laborie is a visiting Researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London. 

Areas of research and teaching interest: Religious dissent and toleration, enthusiasm and millenarianism, social networks in early modern Europe. Anglo-French relations (17th-18th centuries), the Huguenot diaspora, wars of religion and absolutism. History of ideas, history of madness and the Enlightenment.

Professional affiliations: The Williamite UniverseAmerican Historical Association(A.H.A.), Huguenot Society of Great Britain and IrelandCanadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (C.S.E.C.S.), Centre d’Etude d’Histoire de la Médecine (C.E.H.M.), Toulouse, France.


  • 2004-11 PhD (part-time) in early modern British history, University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich, in conjunction with the University of Pau (UPPA), France (First class honours/mention très honorable). Dissertation title: ‘The French Prophets: A Cultural Approach to Religious Enthusiasm in Post-Toleration England (1689-1730)’. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
  • 2003-04 MPhil (DEA) in early modern British history (First class honours), UPPA.
  • 2001-02 MA (Maîtrise) in early modern British history (First class honours), UPPA.
  • 1998-01 BA (Licence) in English and American studies (2:1).

Awards, Training and Fellowships:

  • Postdoctoral research fellowship, IKGF, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, 2013-14.       
  • Research grant, Birgit and Gat Rausing Foundation, Sweden, 2013.  
  • Travel grant, Comité genevois pour l’histoire du protestantisme francais, Switzerland, 2013.
  • Postdoctoral research grant, Wellcome Trust, London, UK, 2012. 
  • 2012: Brill Fellowship, Scaliger Institute, Leiden University, Netherlands.
  • 2012: Postdoctoral research grant, Prussian Privy State Archives, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2012: Herzog-Ernst Fellowship, Forschungszentrum, Gotha, Germany.
  • 2011: Georges and Pierre Regard postdoctoral research grant, University of Geneva.
  • 2011: Fritz Thyssen postdoctoral Fellowship, Francke Foundation, Halle, Germany.
  • 2011: Summer course at the Institut d’Histoire de la Réformation (IHR), Geneva, funded by the IHR.
  • 2010: Royal Historical Society conference grant.
  • 2004-09: PhD scholarship from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
  • 2003-04: MPhil scholarship from the French government.

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