Dr Julia McClure

  • Lecturer in Late Medieval/Early Modern History (History)

telephone: ext. 4916
email: Julia.McClure@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

I specialise in the global history of poverty and charity, with a particular focus on the Spanish Empire. I am particularly interested in the historical constructions of poverty and the intersection between strategies and institutions of poverty alleviation and power. In my current book project, The Poor Atlantic, I explore the role of poverty and charity in the making of the Spanish Empire. I have particular interests in global intellectual history and the socio-cultural history of religion. I have worked extensively on the global history of the Franciscan Order and more recently I have focused upon the transatlantic history of penitential confraternities.

Before working at the University of Glasgow I was part of the Global History and Culture Centre at the University of Warwick. I also worked at the European University Institute in Florence as a Max Weber Fellow, where I developed my interdisciplinary approach to poverty research, and at Harvard's Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, where I studied new methodologies in global history.

In my research I aim to deepen our understanding of the historically constructed nature of poverty and explore the historical role of poverty in the making of the modern world. I founded the poverty research network, and am the P.I. of an international AHRC project, ‘Beyond Development: Local Visions of Global Poverty’. We are in the process of holding workshops on narratives of poverty worldwide, investigating the intersection between local conceptions and experiences of poverty global narratives. If you want to get involved in any of the projects of the poverty research network please get in touch.


Grants


Teaching

I have taught broadly on pre-modern global history and the late medieval and early modern history of the Iberian World and the Spanish Empire.

  • Current Undergraduate Modules offered at Glasgow:
    • Honours module ‘Poverty and Charity in the Spanish Empire
  • Past Modules:
    • Special Subject ‘The Forging of the Iberian World’

I am happy to supervise post graduate research projects broadly related to the Iberian world, the formation of the Spanish Empire, transatlantic exchanges, the early modern history of poverty and charity, and early modern global history.


Additional Information

Publications

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Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2013
Number of items: 12.

2017

McClure, J. (2017) The Franciscan order: global history from the margins. Renaissance Studies, (Accepted for Publication)

McClure, J. (2017) Earthrise: the Franciscan story. Medieval History Journal, 20(1), pp. 89-117. (doi:10.1177/0971945816687683)

McClure, J. (2017) Transatlantic Obligations: Creating the Bonds of Family in Conquest-Era Peru and Spain, by Jane E. Mangan. English Historical Review, 132(555), pp. 369-371. (doi:10.1093/ehr/cew431) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2017) Emperor’s new clothes? Using medieval history to reflect on the globalization paradigm. EUI Working Papers: Max Weber Programme,

McClure, J. (2017) The Franciscan Invention of the New World. Series: The New Middle Ages. Palgrave: Basingstoke. ISBN 9783319430225 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-43023-2)

McClure, J. (2017) Religious exemption and global history before 1300 – closing comments. Medieval Worlds, 6, pp. 272-277. (doi:10.1553/medievalworlds_no6_2017s272)

2016

McClure, J. (2016) Ancient Religions, Modern Politics: The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective. By Michael Cook. History, 101(348), pp. 759-762. (doi:10.1111/1468-229X.12305) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2016) Outlaws of the Atlantic: Sailors, Pirates, and Motley Crews in the Age of Sail. By Marcus Rediker. History, 101(347), pp. 607-608. (doi:10.1111/1468-229X.12199) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2016) Review: Jerry Brotton, This Orient Isle, Elizabethan England and the Islamic World (Allen Lane, 2016), History Workshop Online. History Workshop Online, 21 Jun. [Book Review]

2015

McClure, J. (2015) A new politics of the Middle Ages: a global Middle Ages for a global modernity. History Compass, 13(11), pp. 610-619. (doi:10.1111/hic3.12280)

2013

McClure, J. (2013) The Poor and the Perfect: The Rise of Learning in the Franciscan Order 1209-1310. By Nelihan Şenocak. History, 98(331), pp. 437-439. (doi:10.1111/1468-229X.12017_8) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2013) Poverty, power, and knowledge: an early entangled history of Hispaniola. Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 38(2), pp. 197-219.

This list was generated on Sun Jan 21 13:58:07 2018 GMT.
Number of items: 12.

Articles

McClure, J. (2017) The Franciscan order: global history from the margins. Renaissance Studies, (Accepted for Publication)

McClure, J. (2017) Earthrise: the Franciscan story. Medieval History Journal, 20(1), pp. 89-117. (doi:10.1177/0971945816687683)

McClure, J. (2017) Emperor’s new clothes? Using medieval history to reflect on the globalization paradigm. EUI Working Papers: Max Weber Programme,

McClure, J. (2017) Religious exemption and global history before 1300 – closing comments. Medieval Worlds, 6, pp. 272-277. (doi:10.1553/medievalworlds_no6_2017s272)

McClure, J. (2015) A new politics of the Middle Ages: a global Middle Ages for a global modernity. History Compass, 13(11), pp. 610-619. (doi:10.1111/hic3.12280)

McClure, J. (2013) Poverty, power, and knowledge: an early entangled history of Hispaniola. Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 38(2), pp. 197-219.

Books

McClure, J. (2017) The Franciscan Invention of the New World. Series: The New Middle Ages. Palgrave: Basingstoke. ISBN 9783319430225 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-43023-2)

Book Reviews

McClure, J. (2017) Transatlantic Obligations: Creating the Bonds of Family in Conquest-Era Peru and Spain, by Jane E. Mangan. English Historical Review, 132(555), pp. 369-371. (doi:10.1093/ehr/cew431) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2016) Ancient Religions, Modern Politics: The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective. By Michael Cook. History, 101(348), pp. 759-762. (doi:10.1111/1468-229X.12305) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2016) Outlaws of the Atlantic: Sailors, Pirates, and Motley Crews in the Age of Sail. By Marcus Rediker. History, 101(347), pp. 607-608. (doi:10.1111/1468-229X.12199) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2016) Review: Jerry Brotton, This Orient Isle, Elizabethan England and the Islamic World (Allen Lane, 2016), History Workshop Online. History Workshop Online, 21 Jun. [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2013) The Poor and the Perfect: The Rise of Learning in the Franciscan Order 1209-1310. By Nelihan Şenocak. History, 98(331), pp. 437-439. (doi:10.1111/1468-229X.12017_8) [Book Review]

This list was generated on Sun Jan 21 13:58:07 2018 GMT.