Lecturer in History, University of Sydney

John Gagné studies and teaches European history, 14th-18th centuries. He completed his PhD at Harvard University in 2008, and spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow with the SSHRCC-funded project “Making Publics, 1500-1700: Media, Markets, and Associations in Early Modern Europe” in Montréal, Canada. He joined the History Department in 2010.

Research interests:

Early modern Europe, particularly France and northern Italy
Technologies of knowledge & histories of information
Problems in the history of war
Chroniclers, historians, and historiography
The human body, appearance, and gender
Local-Global connections in premodernity
Consumerism, consumption, and food
City and Duchy of Milan, 15th-16th centuries


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    Lecturer in History, University of Sydney