Nicholas Popper is currently Assistant Professor in the History Department at the College of William and Mary. He was Visiting Research Fellow at CELL from 2004-2006 after receiving his PhD from Princeton University in 2007. He specializes in early modern British history with a particular focus on intersections between intellectual and political culture and on the transmission of scholarly practices from continental Europe to Britain. His research interests also extend to early modern history of science, history of the book, and travel and geographical learning.
Publications: Walter Ralegh’s History of the World and the Historical Culture of the Late Renaissance (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012) “An Ocean of Lies: The Problem of Historical Evidence in the Sixteenth Century,” Huntington Library Quarterly 74.3 (2011): 375-400; “From Abbey to Archive: Managing Texts and Records in Early Modern England,” Archival Science 10.3 (2010): 249-266 “‘Abraham, Planter of Mathematics’: Histories of Mathematics and Astrology in Early Modern Europe,” Journal of the History of Ideas 67.1 (2006): 87-106 “The English Polydaedali: How Gabriel Harvey Read Late Tudor London,” Journal of the History of Ideas 66.3 (2005): 351-381.