Posted February 11th 2021

St Hugh’s at heart of Oxford Intellectual History

Dr Jon Parkin, Tutorial Fellow in History, has been appointed as Director of the recently launched Oxford Centre for Intellectual History.

Oxford is one of the most active centres of teaching and scholarship in Intellectual History in the world, with researchers engaged in exciting projects to create major digital resources in the field such as Cultures of Knowledge, EMLO, and e-Enlightenment. Ancient, medieval, early modern, and modern resources from across the world are available to scholars and students. To find out more about this community of scholars, their publications, and the many events and seminars in the subject happening across the University visit their site.

Dr Jon Parkin has an MA in Modern History from the University of Oxford (1991) and a PhD in Intellectual History from the University of  Cambridge (1995). He was the Centenary Research Fellow at Selwyn College, Cambridge (1995-1998) and British Academy Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the History Department at King’s College, London (1998-9). He went on to hold the posts of Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of York (1999-2012), before returning to St Hugh’s as Fellow and Tutor in Modern History in 2012.