School of History, Classics & Archaeology

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Dr Tom Webster

Senior Lecturer; History


Contact information
Address: Room 2.32, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place
Telephone: +44 (0)131 650 3763
Office hours: Mondays 2-3pm and Fridays 3-4pm

My roots are in Grimsby and I remain a Mariners supporter. My first degree was in History and Landscape Archaeology at the University of East Anglia, followed by a PhD at Jesus College, Cambridge on puritan spirituality, sociability and politics in the Caroline period. After a short time at Lambedr, I held a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship back at UEA before moving to Edinburgh as a Lecturer in British History in 1997. In 2006 I won the Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award for The Encyclopedia of Puritanism.

External appointments

Reader for Routledge, Varsity, Bloomsbury and Yale University Press, English Historical Review, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, The Seventeenth century. Contributor to Fair Observer, Euro News, National Collective