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Dr Eoin Devlin

Dr Eoin Devlin

Bye Fellow and Teaching Associate, Downing College

Director of Studies in History, Hughes Hall

Eoin Devlin is available for consultancy.

Faculty of History,
West Road,

Cambridge, CB3 9EF

Subject groups/Research projects

Early Modern History:

Research Interests

Dr Devlin is interested in early modern cultural, religious and political history in Britain and Europe, with an especial focus on baroque culture, social interaction and confessional identities in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. His current project, Anglo-European cultural exchange and inter-confessional sociability, 1648-1715, explores some of these themes against the background of the re-alignment of confessional geopolitics after the Peace of Westphalia.

His first book, a study of James II's restoration of diplomatic ties with the papacy and English engagement with Papal Rome in the late seventeenth century, will be published by Cambridge University Press.


In Part I of the History Tripos, Dr Devlin supervises in Papers 4 (British Political History, 1485-1714), 9 (British Economic and Social History, c.1500-1750) and 16 (European History, 1450-1760). He lectures on early modern Ireland, early modern global Catholicism and Ireland in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He also contributes to Paper 4's core lecture series and to the series on seventeenth-century Britain. He has also taught topics in Themes and Sources for Part I and Historical Argument and Practice for Part II, and participates in teaching for the MPhil in early modern history.


  • International History
  • Imperial History
  • British social history c.1600-1850
  • Early Modern History