Staff Profiles: Dr. Erin Peters

Dr. Erin Peters

Staff Profile: Dr. Erin Peters
Lecturer in Early Modern History

Dr. Erin Peters

Dr. Erin Peters

Lecturer in Early Modern History

Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies

I am a lecturer in early modern history with research interests in seventeenth-century Britain and interdisciplinary expertise in memory, commemoration and post-conflict studies in early modern Europe.


I teach a range of modules that cover early modern Europe c. 1450-1714 with a focus on the Renaissance and Reformation as well as the Tudor and Stuart periods in England and Scotland. Modules include: ‘The Politics of Gender: Sex and Power’, ‘Religion, Superstition, and Fear’, ‘Religion, Revolution and Regicide: The British Civil Wars’, and ‘Protestantism and Puritanism: Moderates and Radicals’.


Award Title Institution Date
BA (Hons) History Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada) 2005
PGCert Research Methods University of Worcester 2010
MA Cultural Memory University of London 2009
PhD History University of Worcester 2015

Membership of professional bodies

American Society for Eighteenth Century StudiesRoyal Historical SocietyHistorical Association

Teaching and research


Erin’s research-informed teaching is guided by the principle of learning by doing and uses of a range of teaching strategies to study the particularities (and peculiarities!) of early modern history.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


My research interests and area of expertise is seventeenth-century Britain, particularly the Civil Wars and Restoration. More specifically, I am interested in early modern print culture as well as forms of memory, collective trauma, commemoration, and post-conflict cultures.


External responsibilities

Subjects for media interviews

The Restoration of Charles II

Early modern forms of memory, commemoration, trauma

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