HRI Visiting European Fellow Markku Peltonen

Markku Peltonen is Professor of General History at the University of Helsinki, and an expert in the political culture of Elizabethan and early Stuart England. He has published books on the history republicanism before the English revolution (Classical humanism and republicanism in English political thought, 1570-1640, Cambridge, 1995), of duelling (The Duel in Early Modern England: Civility, Politeness and Honour, Cambridge, 2006) and most recently the role of humanist rhetoric in education and politics before the outbreak of the civil war (Rhetoric, politics, and popularity in pre-revolutionary England, Cambridge, 2013). His work has been a major contribution to post-revisionist scholarship on pre-revolutionary English politics, emphasising the importance of classical humanism and the existence of an adversarial style of politics predating the outbreak of civil war.

Professor Peltonen’s stay in Sheffield is funded by the Humanities Research Institute’s Visiting European Fellow scheme.

Professor Peltonen will present "The republican moment of the English revolution" on 6 October, 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm, in the Diamond Lecture Theatre 6 and will hold a masterclass entitled "Early-modern English history: a view from outside" on 7 October, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Humanities Research Institute. 

More information

More infromation can be found on the Sheffield Centre for Early Modern Studies website.