Professor Thomas Munck

  • Professor of Early Modern European History (History)

telephone: 01413306464
email: Thomas.Munck@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

My research interests focus on comparative European social, cultural and political history during the two centuries leading up to (and including) the French Revolution. I am currently working on public opinion, political culture and print 1650-1800, with particular reference to Scandinavia, the north-German lands and France, as well a Britain. I tend to work within comparative frameworks, both because they match actual early modern perceptions, and because they can help create an innovative research agenda in European history (for example to explore the wider social impact of the Enlightenment, or the development of governmental strategies and political cultures in the 17th and 18th centuries). 

My current research is based on a large sample of major political works published during the period 1650-1800, but also uses review journals and other evidence regarding the reception, transmission, adaptation and translation of texts through various media up to and including the revolutionary years. This research involves systematic comparison of different kinds of print across the main centres of publishing in north-western, northern and central Europe, patterns of reprinting, and international impact.  It also involves close examination of actual translation practices, and of various mediation practices affecting public awareness.

I have given conference presentations on this (eg Mechelen, Belgium, 18-20 March 2016) and published papers (including one listed below), as well as giving short talks at actual early music concerts organised by the Squair Mile Consort of Viols, of which I am a member.


Grants

I have held research grants awarded by the Carnegie Trust and by the British Academy.  I was visiting Senior Fellow at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbuttel (Germany) during the summer of 2014, and am pursuing further collaborations within two networks of historians of print in Germany and Norway.


Supervision

In recent years I have supervised a number of students to successful completion of PhD theses.  Past and current subjects include:

  • Migrant identities in revolutionary Paris;
  • reading, print and communication in the European Enlightenment across national boundaries, including the late Enlightenment in Scotland and the German lands;
  • political culture, censorship, translation and the dissemination of print in Europe before 1800. 

I am now also co-supervising more inter-disciplinary research on the history of early printing and the use of books in Europe, in collaboration with GU Library Special Collections staff.


Teaching

Various team-taught courses at levels 1-2

At Honours, I am responsible for 'Print, Propaganda and Subversion in Europe 1630-1800', 'Rich and Poor in the Age of Enlightenment', and have in the past taught a History Special Subject on 'The French Revolution 1787-95'.

I co-teach a PGT course on ‘Tom Paine as an enlightenment Revolutionary’, and run the Early Modern Work-in-Progress research seminar for PhD students and staff.


Publications

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Number of items: 15.

2015

Munck, T. (2015) Music. In: Scott, H. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750. Vol. 2: Cultures and Power. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 111-140. ISBN 9780199597260

Munck, T. (2015) Public debate, politics and print: the late Enlightenment in Copenhagen during the years of the French Revolution 1786-1800. Historisk Tidsskrift, 114(2), pp. 323-351.

2014

Munck, T. (2014) Political Communication and Political Culture in England, 1558–1688. by Barbara J. Shapiro. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 45(2), pp. 226-227. (doi:10.1162/JINH_r_00692) [Book Review]

2013

Munck, T. (2013) Democratic Enlightenment: Philosophy, Revolution and Human Rights 1750-1790, by Jonathan I. Israel. English Historical Review, 128(533), pp. 973-976. (doi:10.1093/ehr/cet134) [Book Review]

Munck, T. (2013) The troubled reception of Thomas Paine in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia. In: Newman, S.P. and Onuf, P. (eds.) Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions. Series: Jeffersonian America. University of Virginia Press: Charlottesville, VA, USA. ISBN 9780813934761

2012

Munck, T. (2012) The northern periphery: German cultural influences on the Danish-Norwegian kingdom during the Enlightenment. In: Evans, R.J.W. and Wilson, P.H. (eds.) The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806: A European Perspective. Series: Brill's companions to European history. Brill: Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 293-312. ISBN 9789004206830

2011

Munck, T. (2011) Enlightenment. In: Doyle, W. (ed.) The Oxford handbook of the Ancien Regime. Series: Oxford Handbooks in History. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 431-447. ISBN 9780199291205

Munck, T. (2011) Preface. In: Ihalainen, P. (ed.) Scandinavia in the age of revolution : Nordic political cultures, 1740-1820. Ashgate: Farnham, Surrey, xvii-xxi. ISBN 9781409400196

2010

Munck, T. (2010) Eighteenth-century review journals and the internationalization of the European book market. International History Review, 32(3), pp. 415-435. (doi:10.1080/07075332.2010.507343)

2008

Munck, T. (2008) Enlightened thought, its critics and competitors. In: Wilson, P.H. (ed.) A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Europe. Series: Blackwell Companions to European History. Blackwell: Malden, USA. ISBN 9781405139472

Munck, T. (2008) Translating Enlightenment: European influences and Danish perceptions of identity in the press in the later 18th century. In: Haakonssen, K. and Horstbøll, H. (eds.) Northern Antiquities and National Identities: Perceptions of Denmark and the North in the Eighteenth Century: Symposium Held in Copenhagen, August 2005. Series: Historisk-filosofiske meddelelser (101). Royal Danish Academy of Sciences: Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 227-250. ISBN 9788773043349

2007

Munck, T. (2007) Keeping the peace: 'good police' and civic order in 18th-century Copenhagen. Scandinavian Journal of History, 32(1), pp. 38-62. (doi:10.1080/03468750601159980)

2005

Munck, T. (2005) Seventeenth-Century Europe: State, Conflict and the Social Order in Europe 1598-1700. Series: History of Europe. Palgrave Macmillan: Houndmills. ISBN 9781403936196

2004

Munck, T. (2004) Literacy, educational reform and the use of print in eighteenth-century Denmark. European History Quarterly, 34(3), pp. 275-303. (doi:10.1177/0265691404044140)

2001

Munck, T. (2001) Society. In: Bergin, J. (ed.) The Seventeenth Century: Europe 1598-1715. Series: Short Oxford history of Europe. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 50-79. ISBN 0198731671

This list was generated on Sun Jun 25 17:51:58 2017 BST.
Number of items: 15.

Articles

Munck, T. (2015) Public debate, politics and print: the late Enlightenment in Copenhagen during the years of the French Revolution 1786-1800. Historisk Tidsskrift, 114(2), pp. 323-351.

Munck, T. (2010) Eighteenth-century review journals and the internationalization of the European book market. International History Review, 32(3), pp. 415-435. (doi:10.1080/07075332.2010.507343)

Munck, T. (2007) Keeping the peace: 'good police' and civic order in 18th-century Copenhagen. Scandinavian Journal of History, 32(1), pp. 38-62. (doi:10.1080/03468750601159980)

Munck, T. (2004) Literacy, educational reform and the use of print in eighteenth-century Denmark. European History Quarterly, 34(3), pp. 275-303. (doi:10.1177/0265691404044140)

Books

Munck, T. (2005) Seventeenth-Century Europe: State, Conflict and the Social Order in Europe 1598-1700. Series: History of Europe. Palgrave Macmillan: Houndmills. ISBN 9781403936196

Book Sections

Munck, T. (2015) Music. In: Scott, H. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750. Vol. 2: Cultures and Power. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 111-140. ISBN 9780199597260

Munck, T. (2013) The troubled reception of Thomas Paine in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia. In: Newman, S.P. and Onuf, P. (eds.) Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions. Series: Jeffersonian America. University of Virginia Press: Charlottesville, VA, USA. ISBN 9780813934761

Munck, T. (2012) The northern periphery: German cultural influences on the Danish-Norwegian kingdom during the Enlightenment. In: Evans, R.J.W. and Wilson, P.H. (eds.) The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806: A European Perspective. Series: Brill's companions to European history. Brill: Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 293-312. ISBN 9789004206830

Munck, T. (2011) Enlightenment. In: Doyle, W. (ed.) The Oxford handbook of the Ancien Regime. Series: Oxford Handbooks in History. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 431-447. ISBN 9780199291205

Munck, T. (2011) Preface. In: Ihalainen, P. (ed.) Scandinavia in the age of revolution : Nordic political cultures, 1740-1820. Ashgate: Farnham, Surrey, xvii-xxi. ISBN 9781409400196

Munck, T. (2008) Enlightened thought, its critics and competitors. In: Wilson, P.H. (ed.) A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Europe. Series: Blackwell Companions to European History. Blackwell: Malden, USA. ISBN 9781405139472

Munck, T. (2008) Translating Enlightenment: European influences and Danish perceptions of identity in the press in the later 18th century. In: Haakonssen, K. and Horstbøll, H. (eds.) Northern Antiquities and National Identities: Perceptions of Denmark and the North in the Eighteenth Century: Symposium Held in Copenhagen, August 2005. Series: Historisk-filosofiske meddelelser (101). Royal Danish Academy of Sciences: Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 227-250. ISBN 9788773043349

Munck, T. (2001) Society. In: Bergin, J. (ed.) The Seventeenth Century: Europe 1598-1715. Series: Short Oxford history of Europe. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 50-79. ISBN 0198731671

Book Reviews

Munck, T. (2014) Political Communication and Political Culture in England, 1558–1688. by Barbara J. Shapiro. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 45(2), pp. 226-227. (doi:10.1162/JINH_r_00692) [Book Review]

Munck, T. (2013) Democratic Enlightenment: Philosophy, Revolution and Human Rights 1750-1790, by Jonathan I. Israel. English Historical Review, 128(533), pp. 973-976. (doi:10.1093/ehr/cet134) [Book Review]

This list was generated on Sun Jun 25 17:51:58 2017 BST.