Dr Siobhan Talbott is a Reader in Early Modern History at Keele University (UK). She teaches a broad range of early modern History, including the relationships between the British kingdoms in the early modern period, and she specialises in Business History. She held postdoctoral research fellowships at Manchester (2011-14) and the Institute of Historical Research, University of London (2010-11) after graduating with an MA (Hons, first class), an MLitt (Distinction) and a PhD in History from the University of St Andrews in 2006, 2007 and 2010 respectively.
Dr Talbott has published extensively in the fields of commercial and business history, including an award-winning monograph, a full length scholarly edition, 18 peer-reviewed articles and essays, and several magazine and ODNB entries. She has two co-edited collections of essays forthcoming with Bloomsbury (in press) and Brill (publication expected 2023-24). Dr Talbott’s work has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Senior Hume Brown Prize for the best first book in Scottish History (2016) and the Institute of Historical Research’s Pollard Prize (2011). The research underpinning the proposed monograph has attracted a large amount of external funding, including from the AHRC and the British Academy (see below for full details). Dr Talbott is particularly interested in scholarly editions, both as an author/editor and as co-editor of the Royal Historical Society’s prestigious Camden Series. Dr Talbott was co-editor of the Journal of Scottish Historical Research (Edinburgh University Press) from 2014-20, and sits on the board of the Centre for Port and Maritime History (University of Liverpool/LJMU/NMU).