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Ann Thomson

Professor of European Intellectual HistoryThomson 100-120



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 seminars at the EUI

Current research projects

  • The Natural History of Man in the Eighteenth Century
  • Biographical dictionary of eighteenth-century translators
  • The correspondence and networks of Pierre Des Maizeaux


Selected recent publications

  • 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.


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian




Tel. [+39] 055 4686 507 / 541

Email:  [email protected]


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


Administrative Assistant   Francesca Parenti

For appointments please contact:  Francesca Parenti

Office SACA 103 at Villa Salviati, Castello




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