Dr Siobhan Talbott

Title: Lecturer in Early Modern History
Phone: (+44)1782 733464
Email: s.talbott@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBB0.059
Role: Postgraduate Research Training Coordinator for the Humanities
Contacting me: By email is best – contact me to make an appointment to see me in person.

I arrived at Keele in September 2014, after nearly four years at the University of Manchester, first as a Research Associate, and later as Hallsworth Research Fellow in Political Economy. Before that I held an Economic History Society postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, after completing all of my degrees at the University of St Andrews, gaining a first class MA (Hons) in 2006, an M.Litt with Distinction in Reformation Studies in 2007, and my PhD in 2010.

I hold a number of external academic roles, including co-editor of the Journal of Scottish Historical Studies and Honorary Secretary of the Scottish History Society. I am particularly active throughout the northwest – I am Publicity Officer for the North West Early Modern Seminar, and sit on the Academic Board of the Centre for Port and Maritime History (a joint venture of the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, and National Museums Liverpool).

My research interests lie in early modern British economic and social history, which I study in European and Atlantic contexts. In particular, I explore the ways in which wars and other political conflict affected trade routes and commercial relationships, investigate the construction of commercial networks, communities and identities, and consider the interaction between early modern economies and societies.

My first monograph, Conflict, Commerce and Franco-Scottish Relations, 1560-1713, was published in 2014, and I am currently working on my second monograph project, provisionally entitled Commerce, Communities and Networks: Britain and the Atlantic World, 1603-1763. Concurrently, I am producing a full-length transcription of The Letter-book of Thomas Baret, 1672-77, to be published by the Norfolk Record Society. My work on the Franco-Scottish Auld Alliance and on British trade with France has won several prizes, including the IHR’s Pollard Prize in 2011 and the Economic and Social History Society of Scotland’s research essay prize in 2009.

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. 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.

Year 1:

HIS-10031 Princes and Peoples: European History, c.1490-c.1700

 

Year 2:

HIS-20069 State and Empire in Britain c. 1530-c. 1720

HIS-20067: Sources and Debates

Year 3:

HIS-30086 The English Civil War, c. 1640-46

HIS-30087 The World Turned Upside Down: the English Revolution, c.1646-53

HIS-30103 Dissertation for History

 

MA

HIS-40031 The English Civil War, c.1640-46

HIS-40039 The World Turned Upside Down: the English Revolution, c.1646-53

HIS-40016: Reflective Practice in the Humanities

HIS-40017: Research Skills in the Humanities