Dr Renaud Morieux
I joined the Faculty of History in 2011. I was previously a Maître de Conférences (Associate Professor) in Modern History at University of Lille (2006-2011).
I studied History at Ecole Normale Supérieure and University Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne, and after achieving the Agrégation d'Histoire, did my PhD at University of Lille. I was a Chevening Scholar at University College, London in 2000-1, and completed my doctorate in 2005.
In 2014 I was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize for History.
Between March and May 2017 I was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for History and Economics (Harvard). In November-December 2019, I was a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po (Paris), and in March 2020, I was a Visiting Professor at EHESS (Paris).
Eighteenth-Century Studies (Advisory Board): https://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/eighteenth-century_studies/
Incarceration: An international journal of imprisonment, detention and coercive confinement (Editorial Board):
Past & Present (Editorial Board): https://academic.oup.com/past
Revue d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine (International Editorial Committee): https://www.cairn.info/revue-d-histoire-moderne-et-contemporaine.htm
Studies in the Eighteenth Century [book series], editor: https://boydellandbrewer.com/bb-authors-studies-in-the-eighteenth-century
I work on the history of Franco-British relations in the 'long' eighteenth century, with a focus on transnational exchanges. My wider research interests lay in the fields of oceanic history, maritime borders and identities.
A revised edition of my first book, published in French in 2008, was published in March 2016 with Cambridge University Press: The Channel. England, France and the Construction of a Maritime Border in the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge Social and Cultural Histories series): http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/history/european-history-after-1450/channel-england-france-and-construction-maritime-border-eighteenth-century
The Channel won the 2017 Leo Gershoy Award awarded by the American Historical Association for 'the most outstanding work published in English on any aspect of 17th- and 18th-century European history'.
My new book The Society of Prisoners: Anglo-French Wars and Incarceration in the Eighteenth Century (Oxford University Press, Past & Present Series), out on 15 October 2019, explores British and French concepts and experiences of war captivity in the long eighteenth century, on a global scale. I am also interested in the early history of customary international law.
I am on leave in 2019-20 and will not be taking any new research students in this period.
I am currently supervising the following PhD dissertations:
- Christophe Gillain on French Exiles in the World (c. 1640-1770)
- Annalise Higgins on Interoceanic Canals and International Order (c. 1850-1920)
- Aoife O'Leary McNeice on International Philanthropy and the Great Irish Famine
Past PhD dissertations
- Sara Caputo on The British Navy as a Transnational Institution during the Napoleonic Wars. https://www.magd.cam.ac.uk/user/caputo
- Callum Easton on The 1797 Naval Mutinies at Spithead and the Nore [collaborative doctoral studentship with the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich) and The National Archives] https://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/people/callum-easton
- Ben Gilding on The British Empire and the Regulation of the East India Company (1773-1784). https://www.new.ox.ac.uk/ben-gilding
- Callie Wilkinson on The British East India Company Residents at Indian Princely Courts (1793-1818).https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/people/research_staff/
Tags & Themes
Cambridge CB5 8BL