McClure, Julia

Lecturer in Late Medieval/Early Modern History

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Max Weber alumnus

Department of History and Civilization

Cohort(s): 2014/2015

Ph.D. Institution

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom


I completed my PhD thesis, ‘Inventing New Worlds: A Franciscan Reflection’, at the University of Sheffield in March 2013. I then spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History at Harvard University. My postdoctoral project is entitled ‘The Poor Atlantic in Global History’. Both of these projects reflect on the history of Europe’s place in the world and explore different dimensions of colonialism.
I am interested in global history and the history of poverty, with a particular focus on political and intellectual history, the Spanish Atlantic, the late Middle Ages, and the Franciscan Order. I have a special interest in historiography and the uses of medieval history.
I have four years of teaching experience on introductory history modules at the University of Sheffield and was deputy course convenor for a module introducing students to medieval history. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History I assisted in the supervision of PhD students who were researching a range of global history topics. I plan to design and teach modules on the global history of the Middle Ages.
I plan to establish a network in poverty history and am interested to meet anyone conducting research into poverty.
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