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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am very interesting in supervising PhDs in all aspects of English history in the period 1450-1750, particularly social and cultural history. More broadly, I am keen to consider applications from anyone who wishes to work on the history of British and Irish popular and traditional music in any period of the past.

1986 …2019

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Christopher Marsh spent nine long, hard years in Cambridge before escaping to Belfast in 1992. He is a social and cultural historian of early modern England and has published work on religion, social relations, gender and music. His most recent book is Music and society in early modern England (Cambridge University Press, 2010). His current project aims to identify 100 best-selling songs from seventeenth-century England and set up a website featuring facsimiles, transcripts and new recordings by The Carnvial Band (and invited guests). He teaches on various subjects, including popular culture, the family, gender relations and the history of museums.


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