There are eight History and Economics students at the Centre in the current academic year.
Nathaniel Bernstein is pursuing an MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History at Magdalene College under the supervision of Professor Peter Mandler. He plans to investigate how late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British social scientists engaged with growing concerns about Eastern European immigrants settling in London.
Ying Dai is a first year PhD student in History at Murray Edwards College, supervised by Dr Leigh Shaw-Taylor. Her research concerns the occupational structure of Lower Yangzi River region, 1736-2010.
Marina Inì is a first year PhD student in History at Girton College, supervised by Professor Mary Laven. Her research focuses on lazzaretti - buildings that served to isolate those who were considered carriers of the plague and to quarantine travellers and goods - in the Mediterranean region in the Early Modern period.
Emma Prevignano is pursuing an MPhil in Early Modern History at Corpus Christi College, supervised by Dr Emma Spary, and will investigate the political and diplomatic sides of the 1790s Reform of Weights and Measures.
Auriane Terki-Mignot is working towards an MPhil in Economic and Social History at King’s College, supervised by Dr Leigh Shaw-Taylor. She will expand on work undertaken for her undergraduate dissertation and focus on recovering evidence of women’s work and occupational structure in various proto-industrial textile regions of France over the course of industrialization.
Emiliano Travieso is a first year PhD student in Economic History at King's College, supervised by Professor Gareth Austin and Dr William O'Reilly. His research focuses on the development of the River Plate economies (present-day Argentina and Uruguay) in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Sophie Wilkowske is working towards an MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History at King’s College, supervised by Dr Christopher Brooke. Her research concerns the conceptual and rhetorical role of children in early modern European political economy.
Chris Wilson is in the third year of his PhD in History at Trinity Hall and is supervised by Dr Andrew Arsan. His thesis explores the ways the British mandate conceptualised, encountered, and managed mental illness in Palestine between 1920 and 1948.
Mellon visiting student 2017-2018
Tiraana Bains is a doctoral candidate in the History Department at Yale University specialising in the British imperial state in South Asia.
Leah Downey is a PhD student in Government at Harvard University specialising in political theory.