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Dr Melissa Calaresu

  • College positions:

    Deputy Senior Tutor (Postgraduates)

    Neil McKendrick Lecturer in History

    Director of Studies in History

    Director of Studies in History and Modern Languages

    Graduate Tutor

  • University positions:

    Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of History

    Co-Convenor of the Early Modern Worlds Workshop and Seminar

    Co-Convenor the Eighteenth Century Seminar

  • Subjects:


BA (Hons.) in History (Huron College, University of Western Ontario, Canada), M.A. in History (Queen’s University, Canada), PhD in History (Cantab), Commonwealth Scholar, 1990-1994

Research interests

Early modern cultural history of Europe, with a special emphasis on Naples and southern Italy, and the Grand Tour. Urban and food history.

Publications include: 

Teaching interests

Early modern and modern European history (1500-1850), history of collecting, history of material culture, and history of food.