Primrose Hill, London (Stones on the same hill, colder day)
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL 61920
email: nekey at eiu.edu
office: 3725 Coleman Hall
- Summary - I publish on the political, religious, local, and cultural history of early modern England and Wales, and co-authored a best-selling text, Early Modern England (now revising for third edition). I wrote on Norfolk agriculture (A.B., thesis, Brown), on Norfolk smuggling (M.Phil., thesis, Cambridge), and on Welsh Marches politics and religion (PhD, dissertation, Cornell).
I have taught at Cornell, Trinity (TX), Harlaxton (UK), and Eastern Illinois (see my vita).
- Research Interests - I am writing on (1) print, manuscript, and orality in State Trials; (2) mapping seditious meetings in the 1680s; & (3) the political use of aristocratic households in the London cosmopolis, 1680s-1720s (see my vita).
Student Supervision Interests - I am directing or have directed M.A. theses and Honors undergraduate research on: 18th century Anglo-American clubbing, the London Irish circa 1798, London and the slave trade circa 1700, London murderesses 1680s-1800, 17th-century popular calendar celebrations, and Restoration localities. Contact me if you are interested in aspects of the British Isles between 1550 and 1800, or the British/Irish diaspora before 1700 (see my office page & student work).
- Teaching interests - I teach undergraduates about the early modern world, early modern England, modern Britain and the British Empire, as well as researching and writing history. I teach graduates about crime & poverty in London, early modern revolutions, early modern society, as well as historiography. I teach both graduates and undergraduates Irish history (see my syllabi page).