Ann Thomson

Thomson 100-120Emerita Professor

Co-coordinator of the Interdisciplinary research cluster:
Democracy in the 21st Century


Prof. Thomson will not take on any new supervisees in the academic year 2020-2021

Fields of research

  • European intellectual history in the long Eighteenth Century, especially France and Britain
  • Cultural Transfers and Intellectual networks
  • Europe and the Islamic world

Current research projects


English, French, German, Italian


For appointments please contact the Administrative Assistant:  Francesca Parenti

  • Postal address: 
    Department of History and Civilization 
    Via Bolognese 156 
    50139 Florence - Italy

Office SACA 103 at Villa Salviati, Castello

Current seminars at the EUI

Selected recent publications

  • Edited with Marie Leca-Tsiomis,  Diderot et la politique, aujourd’hui, Paris: Société Diderot, L’Atelier, 2019.
  • Scotland and Enlightenment. National and International Perspectives, edited with Jean-François Dunyach, Voltaire Foundation, Oxford, 2015, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 2015:08.
  • L'âme des Lumières. Le débat sur l'être humain entre religion et science Angleterre-France (1690-1760), Champ Vallon, Collection Epoques, 2013.
  • Edited with Simon Burrows and Edmond Dziembowski, Cultural Transfers: France and Britain in the long eighteenth century, Voltaire Foundation, Oxford, 2010, SVEC 2010:4.
  • Bodies of Thought: Science, Religion, and the Soul in the Early Enlightenment, Oxford University Press, 2008.

Collective publishing projects:

  • Edition of Book XI of Guillaume-Thomas Raynal, Histoire philosophique et politique des établissements et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes, Centre international d’étude du XVIIIe siècle, Ferney-Voltaire.
  • Section editor for France (17th-18th centuries), Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History 1500-1900 (CMR 1900), University of Birmingham. To be published online and by Brill.


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