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Professor Marsh’s work focuses on the social and cultural history of England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He has published work on popular religion, religious nonconformity, social relations, gender relations and popular music.

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Professor Marsh is open to PhD applications in the fields of; 

  • Early modern British history, particularly social and cultural history
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  • Currently working with the Carnival Band on an AHRC-project entitled ‘Hit Songs and their Significance
    in Seventeenth-Century England’. We have staged a series of public concerts in England and Ireland,
    and a major website featuring images and recordings of 100 early-modern pop songs is under construction.




Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice



Research students

PhD Title: Diary of George Lloyd (late C17th/early C18th)

Name: Daniel Patterson
Years of Study: 2014-18
Country: Northern Ireland

PhD Title: Representation of medieval queens and concubines in early modern England

Name: Lauren Browne
Years of Study: 2016-
Country: Northern Ireland


Alumni: where are they now?

Tim Somers

PhD Title: The collection of ephemeral print in England (1650-1750)

Years of Study: 2014-18
Country: GB
Current position: Applying for post-doc positions


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