Dr Siobhan Talbott

Title: Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History
Phone: (+44)1782 733464
Email: s.talbott@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBB0.059
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I arrived at Keele in 2014, following postdoctoral research fellowships at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London and the University of Manchester. I received my PhD from the University of St Andrews in 2010.  In 2018 I was promoted to a Senior Lectureship.

I hold a number of external roles, including co-editor of the Journal of Scottish Historical Studies. I am a member of the AHRC Peer Review College. I sit on the Academic Board of the Centre for Port and Maritime History (Liverpool) and have been involved with the North West Early Modern Seminar since co-founding it in 2014.

 

I am an economic and social historian of Britain and the Atlantic World. My research explores the ways in which wars and other political conflict affected trade routes and international commerce, primarily examining the construction of commercial networks and the interaction between early modern economies and societies.

My first monograph, Conflict, Commerce and Franco-Scottish Relations, 1560-1713, was published in 2014. In 2016 this book won the Senior Hume Brown Prize for the best first book in Scottish history (£4,500). My other work on the Franco-Scottish Auld Alliance and British trade with France has won several prizes, including the IHR’s Pollard Prize.

I currently hold an AHRC Leadership Fellows grant (2018-2020) entitled Business News in the Atlantic World, 1620-1763. This project explores the information used by early modern merchants to make decisions about their business and will culminate in, among other things, my second monograph. I am also working on a full-length transcription of The Letter-book of Thomas Baret, 1672-1677, to be published by the Norfolk Record Society in 2020.

 

Selected Publications

  • Talbott SM. 2018. FORTHCOMING: Diasporic or Distinct?: the Scots in Early Modern Europe. In British and Irish Diasporas: Societies, Cultures, and Ideologies.
  • Talbott SM, Murdoch S, Grosjean A. 2015. Drummer Major James Spens: letters from a common soldier abroad, 1617-1632. Northern Studies.
  • Talbott SM. 2014. ‘“Such unjustificable practices?”: Irish trade, settlement and society in France, 1688-1715’. Economic History Review: a journal of economic and social history, vol. 67(2), 556-577. doi> link>
  • Talbott SM. 2014. ‘Commerce and the Jacobite Court: Scottish Migrants in France, 1688-1718’. In Living with Jacobitism, 1690-1788. German K, Graham L, Macinnes A (Eds.). (14 vols.). London: Pickering & Chatto.
  • Talbott SM. 2014. ‘The Letter-Book of John Clerk, 1644-45’. Miscellany of the Scottish History Society 15, vol. 8, 1-54.

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Books

  • Talbott SM. 2014. Conflict, Commerce and Franco-Scottish Relations, 1560-1713. London: Pickering & Chatto.
  • Talbott S. Leishman D, Murdoch S, Talbott S, Young J (Eds.). 2010. Exil et Retour: Contextes et Comparaisons/Exile and Return: Contexts and Comparisons. (vol. 13). Grenoble.

Journal Articles

  • Talbott SM, Murdoch S, Grosjean A. 2015. Drummer Major James Spens: letters from a common soldier abroad, 1617-1632. Northern Studies.
  • Talbott SM. 2014. ‘“Such unjustificable practices?”: Irish trade, settlement and society in France, 1688-1715’. Economic History Review: a journal of economic and social history, vol. 67(2), 556-577. doi> link>
  • Talbott SM. 2014. ‘The Letter-Book of John Clerk, 1644-45’. Miscellany of the Scottish History Society 15, vol. 8, 1-54.
  • Talbott SM. 2012. ‘British Commercial Interests on the French Atlantic Coast, c.1560-1713’. Historical Research, vol. 85.229, 394-409.
  • Talbott SM. 2011. ‘Beyond “The Antiseptic Realm of Theoretical Economic Models”: New Perspectives on Franco-Scottish Commerce and the Auld Alliance in the Long Seventeenth Century’. Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, vol. 31.2, 149-168.
  • Barclay K and Talbott SM. 2011. ‘New Perspectives on Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Scotland’. vol. 31.1, 119-133.
  • Talbott SM. 2007. ‘Scottish Women and the Scandinavian Wars of the Seventeenth Century’. Northern Studies, vol. 40, 102-127.

Chapters

  • Talbott SM. 2018. FORTHCOMING: Diasporic or Distinct?: the Scots in Early Modern Europe. In British and Irish Diasporas: Societies, Cultures, and Ideologies.
  • Talbott SM. 2014. ‘Commerce and the Jacobite Court: Scottish Migrants in France, 1688-1718’. In Living with Jacobitism, 1690-1788. German K, Graham L, Macinnes A (Eds.). (14 vols.). London: Pickering & Chatto.
  • Talbott SM. 2012. ‘“If it please God, I come home”: Return Migration from France in the Long Seventeenth Century’. In Back to Caledonia: Scottish Homecomings from the Seventeenth Century to the Present. Varricchio, M (Ed.). Edinburgh: John Donald.
  • Talbott SM. 2010. ‘“My Heart is a Scotch Heart”: Scottish Calvinist Exiles in France in their Continental Context, 1605-1638’. In British and Irish Emigrants and Exiles in Europe, 1603-1688. Leiden: Brill.
  • Talbott SM. 2010. ‘Communities on the Continent: Franco-Scottish Network Building in a Comparative European Context, 1560-1685’. In L'Écosse et ses doubles: ancien monde, nouveau monde. Paris: L'Harmattan.
  • Talbott SM. 2009. ‘Jacobites, Anti-Jacobites and the Ambivalent: Scottish Identities in France, 1680-1720’. In Écosse: l'identité nationale en question. Sellin B, Thiec A, Carboni P (Eds.). Nantes: Université de Nantes.
  • Talbott SM. Trade and Commerce. In Using Primary Sources. University of Liverpool.
  • Talbott SM. Trade and Commerce. In Using Primary Sources. Liverpool University Press.

Other

  • Talbott SM. 2012. ‘The Auld Alliance: Still in Vigour?’.
  • Talbott SM. 2010. An Alliance Ended? Franco-Scottish Commercial Relations, 1560-1713.

Undergraduate

I teach undergraduate courses on early modern Britain and Europe, and supervise independent research projects for second- and third-year students. My final year special subject, ‘Crisis, Conflict and Commerce’ (parts I and II) looks at the ways in which warfare and changes in politics affected commerce in Britain and Europe, from the Union of Crowns (1603) to the end of the War of the Spanish Succession (1713).

Postgraduate

At postgraduate level I contribute to MA and MRes core teaching and supervise dissertations. I would be delighted to hear from any prospective MA, MRes or PhD student interested in undertaking postgraduate study.