Professor Jonathan Barry


MA DPhil(Oxon) FRHistS


Extension: 4316

Telephone: 01392 724316

My research is on the middling sort and on provincial society and culture in England from 1500 to 1840, with particular emphasis on Bristol and the South West, on towns, and on religious and medical history, including the history of witchcraft. I am happy to supervise on most aspects of early modern history, with particular interest in urban, regional, medical, religious or intellectual history. I am currently a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator in Medical Humanities, leading a research project (with Dr Peter Elmer) on 'The Medical World of Early Modern England, Wales and Ireland c.1500-1715' (2012-17). I co-edit the series Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic, and two of my books have recently appeared in the series, Witchcraft and Demonology in South-West England 1640-1789 (2012) and Raising Spirits (2013). I am co-editor of the Bristol Record Society, and co-organiser of the Pre-Modern Towns Group. I am currently supervising 7 doctoral students, including a collaborative award with Tuckers Hall, Exeter.