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Dr Max Skjonsberg BA, MA, PhD, FRHistS

Post-Doctorate Research Associate History


Personal Statement

I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of History at the University of Liverpool, working on "Libraries, Reading Communities and Cultural Formation in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic", a project funded by AHRC and led by Professor Mark Towsey. I am an intellectual and political historian of the eighteenth century, and I have published articles in the Historical Journal, the Journal of British Studies, History of Political Thought, Modern Intellectual History, History of European Ideas, History and Scottish Historical Review. My first monograph, entitled "The Persistence of Party: Ideas of Harmonious Discord in Eighteenth-Century Britain", is published by Cambridge University Press in 2021. I have previously lectured in history and political theory at the University of St Andrews and the University of York. In 2018 I was David Hume Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, and in 2013 I was awarded the Skinner Prize at the University of London.