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.


Commemoration and Oblivion in Royalist Print Culture, 1658-1667 (Palgrave 2017) rests on a broad foundation of documentary evidence drawn from hundreds of widely distributed and affordable royalist pamphlets. It makes a substantial original contribution to the fields of early modern memory studies, early modern post-conflict cultures, and the history of the English Civil Wars and early Restoration.


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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