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Dr Alexis Litvine

Dr  Alexis Litvine

Temporary Lecturer in French History, University of Cambridge

Director of Studies and College Lecturer, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Junior Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge

Trinity College
Cambridge CB2 1TQ
Office Phone: +44 1223 339299


I got my first degrees in sociology and philosophy before specialising in history as a graduate student at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and Sciences-Po. I then came to Cambridge to do an MPhil (with Prof Peter Mandler) and, later, a PhD (with Prof Martin Daunton). I am now a research fellow at Trinity College.
My work is essentially European and comparative with France at its core.

Research Interests

  • Cultural history of the economy, especially popular understandings of the economy
  • Economic history of France since 1700
  • European commercial and economic integration during the second half of the nineteenth century
  • History of temporality and spatiality
  • Social construction of technologies 
  • History of concepts 


  • Paper 17, Modern European History, 1715-1890
  • Paper 10, Modern British Social and Economic History, 1700-1880
  • MPhil in Modern European History