University of Glasgow, UK

I am presently Professor of Medieval History at the University of Glasgow, and Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities (University of Edinburgh), and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. I received my Ph.D from Harvard University, 1978, was Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, 2008, a Visiting Professor at the University of Antwerp in 2015; and the first Federico Chabod Visiting Professor, L’Universit√† degli Studi, Milano (Statale) in 2017.

Over the past sixteen years, I have focused on the history of popular unrest in late medieval and early modern Europe and on the history of disease and medicine. Funded by grants from the Wellcome and Leverhulme Trusts, my latest book, Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS, was published by Oxford University Press.

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