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Edward Jones Corredera

Edward Jones Corredera

PhD Student in History, Trinity Hall

Fellow at the Residencia de Estudiantes, Madrid.

Edward Jones Corredera is available for consultancy.


I graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and completed the MA in the History of Political Thought and Intellectual History at the University of London and an MA in the History of Migration and Global Interdependence at the University of Leiden. I then worked in Shanghai as an editor, writer, and teacher. My research focuses on the intellectual, cultural, and economic history of eighteenth-century Spain, and I am currently a Fellow at the Residencia de Estudiantes, in Madrid. 

Research Interests

Early Modern Spain

The Spanish Enlightenment

Imperial History

Research Supervision

POL8: History of Political Thought c. 1700 – c. 1890

Historical Argument and Practice:

- History of Ideas

- History and Language


Lecturer and teacher at the Cambridge Muslim College for modules on the Age of Revolutions and the Pacific, 2017-2018

Other Professional Activities

Fellow at the Residencia de Estudiantes, Madrid

Fellow at the Huntington Library, Pasadena, CA (2018)

Co-founder and co-organiser of the DAAD-Cambridge Hub Workshop 'Future Wishes are famously subverted': Reinhart Koselleck's Legacy in Germany and Beyond, 2018-2019. Speakers include Hartmut Rosa (University of Jena), Margrit Pernau (Max Planck Berlin), and Michael Freeden (Oxford)

Member of the Global His­tory of Free Ports Research Project

Convener of the Early Modern History Workshop, 2017-2018

Academic Officer, Trinity Hall MCR, 2017-2018


  • Global History
  • Early Modern History
  • International History
  • Histories of Colonialism
  • Imperial History

Key Publications

The Political Writings of José de Carvajal y Lancaster (Brill, 2021).

The Making of Pombal: Speculation, Diplomacy and the Iberian Enlightenment c.1714-1755, History 105:365 (2020), pp. 229-251.

Carlo Denina’s Lettres Critiques: Transnational History in an Age of Information Overload, Journal of Early Modern History 23:6 (2019), pp. 519–541. 

The Rediscovery of the Spanish Republic of Letters, History of European Ideas 45:7 (2019), pp. 953-971.

‘Amazing Rapidity’: Time, Public Credit, and David Hume’s Political DiscoursesContributions to the History of Concepts 14:1 (2019), pp. 17-41.

The Memory of the Habsburg Monarchy in Early Eighteenth-Century Spain, Global Intellectual History 3:4 (2018), pp. 1-21.

Perpetual peace and shareholder sovereignty: the political thought of José de Carvajal y Lancaster, History of European Ideas 44:5 (2018), pp. 513-527.

Labouring Horizons: Passions and Interests in Jovellanos’ Ley AgrariaDieciocho 38:2 (2015), pp. 267-290.

Other Publications

Early Modern Spanish Decline: A Nation Dead to the World, in William O'Reilly ed. Decline, Decadence, and Decay (CEU Press, 2020) (Forthcoming).

The ‘Indians of Europe’ in Sierra Morena: Reputation, Emulation and Colonization in the Spanish Enlightenment, in Jenny Mander, David Midgley and Christine D. Beaule eds. Transnational perspectives on the conquest and colonization of Latin America (Palgrave, 2019).

Translation of David Abulafia, Encuentros con los Caníbales, Congreso Internacional Conmemorativo del Descubrimiento de América, University of Huelva, October 2017

Conference Papers 

ISECS: 15th International Congress on the Enlightenment. University of Edinburgh. July 2019. Helsinki University/ Venice Ca' Foscari University, Venice: A Global History of Free Ports. April 2019 - History of Political Ideas/Early Career Seminar. Institute of Historical Research, University of London. January 2019 - Early Modern World History Workshop. University of Cambridge. November 2018 - Festival of Ideas, University of Cambridge: Panel on the Sciences of Prejudice. October 2018 - University of Heidelberg: Crisis and Renewal in the History of Political Thought, Fifth International Conference of the European Society for the History of Political Thought, October 2018 - University of Évora, Encounters, Rights, and Sovereignty in the Iberian Empires (15th-19th Centuries) May 2018 - University of Gothenburg: Early Modern Satire. Themes, Re-Evaluations and Practices, November 2017 - CRASSH, University of Cambridge: Legacies of Conquest: Transnational perspectives on the conquest and colonization of Latin America, April 2017 - Early Modern History Graduate Conference Series - Michaelmas 2016, University of Cambridge - Graduate Conference: Taking the Past into the Future – Summer, 2015, University of St. Andrews.

Reviews for the LSE Review of Books

Freedom’s Debtors: British Antislavery in Sierra Leone in the Age of Revolution (Yale University Press, 2017), by Padraic X. Scanlan; Empire of Sentiment: The Death of Livingstone and the Myth of Victorian Imperialism (Cambridge University Press, 2018), by Joanna Lewis; The Future: MIT Essential Knowledge Series (MIT Press, 2018), by Nick Montfort; The Chinese Typewriter: A History, by Thomas S. Mullaney (The MIT Press, 2017); Blood and Faith: The Purging of Muslim Spain, 1492-1614, by Matthew Carr (Hurst, 2017); Civil War: A History in Ideas, by David Armitage (Yale University Press, 2017); Nations Torn Asunder: The Challenge of Civil War, by Bill Kissane (Oxford University Press, 2016); Duress: Imperial Durabilities in our Times, by Ann Laura Stoler (Duke University Press. 2016); Anthropologists in the Stock Market: A Financial History of Victorian Science, by Marc Flandreau (University of Chicago Press, 2016); Signals: How Everyday Signs Can Help Us Navigate the World’s Turbulent Economy, by Philippa Malmgren (Orion Publishing, 2016); Cool Shades: The History and Meaning of Sunglasses, by Vanessa Brown (Bloomsbury, 2014); G. Bowering ed. Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction, (Princeton University Press, 2015).