Paul Monod has taught at Middlebury College since 1984. He grew up in Montreal and was educated at Princeton and Yale Universities. He has offered courses in British History from 1485 to the present, European History from 1500 to 1800 and the History of the Atlantic World. In addition, he has advised more than 100 senior theses on various topics. His own area of specialization is 17th -18th century Britain, and he is now working on a study of the occult (alchemy, astrology, ritual magic) in the British Enlightenment. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the NEH, the Huntington Library, the Getty Research Institute and the Leverhulme Trust.
Solomon's Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment (Yale U.P., 2013)
(edited, with Murray Pittock and Daniel Szechi), Loyalty and Identity: Jacobites at Home and Abroad (Palgrave, 2009).
Imperial Island: A History of Britain and Its Empire (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008).
The Murder of Mr. Grebell: Madness and Civility in an English Town (Yale U.P., 2003).
The Power of Kings: Monarchy and Religion in Europe, 1588-1715 (Yale U.P., 1999).
Jacobitism and the English People, 1688-1788 (Cambridge U.P., 1989).
Courses offered in the past four years.
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HIST0403 - Readings in European History
Readings in Modern European History: Scottish and Irish Identities
This seminar studies the development of Scottish and Irish national identities, from 1603 to 1922. Scotland and Ireland have had complicated and often tempestuous relationships with each other and with England, the long-dominant power in the British Isles. We will examine the social, political and cultural consequences, from the union of crowns under James I, to creation of the Irish Free State after World War I. Particular attention will be paid to rebellions, civil wars, religious changes, population shifts, literary movements and mass political organizations that have helped to shape national identities on both sides of the Irish Sea. 3 hrs. sem.
HIST0500 - Special Research Projects
Special research projects during the junior year may be used to fulfill the research seminar requirements in some cases. Approval of department chair and project advisor is required.
HIST0700 - Senior Independent Study
The History Senior Thesis is required of all majors. It is written over two terms, with the final grade applying to both terms. The project is generally begun in the fall and completed during winter or spring. Approval is required to begin the thesis in winter or spring, and such students must still attend the Thesis Writer's Workshops that take place in fall and winter.