Professor Alexandra Walsham

University of Cambridge
Professor Alexandra Walsham
Principal investigator

Alexandra Walsham is Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge. She gained a BA and MA at the University of Melbourne before completing her PhD at Trinity College, Cambridge. She then held a Research Fellowship at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, before being appointed to a lectureship at the University of Exeter. She was promoted to a personal chair at Exeter in 2005 and in 2010 appointed to her current chair at Cambridge and elected a Fellow of Trinity College. Professor Walsham has been a Fellow of the British Academy since 2009 and of the Australian Academy of the Humanities since 2013. She has served as a Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society and currently serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Historical Research. She holds a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for 2015–18 and will deliver the Ford Lectures at the University of Oxford in 2018.

Her publications include:

  • Providence in Early Modern England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999)
  • The Reformation of the Landscape: Religion, Identity and Memory in Early Modern Britain and Ireland (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)
  • Relics and Remains (ed.), Past and Present Supplement 5 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • ‘History, Memory and the English Reformation’, Historical Journal, 55 (2012), 899-938
  • ‘Migrations of the Holy: Explaining Religious Change in Medieval and Early Modern Europe’, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 44 (2014), 241-280

Please visit her departmental webpage for more information.