Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History, Birkbeck

Brodie sits on the committee as an ex-officio member representing our journal Cultural & Social History 

His research focuses on the economic and social life of Early Modern England. He is currently working on the pratice of petitioning, one of the most common ways for people without official political power to push the authorities to act. This work is funded by grants from the AHRC and the Economic History Society, which has enabled Brodie to draw on thousands of surviving petitions to local and central government from c.1570 to c.1800. The project shows how these written requests and complaints became a crucial mode of communication between the ‘rulers’ and the ‘ruled’.

In addition to his teaching and research, Brodie is co-founder of The Many-Headed Monster, a collaborative early modern history blog.

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