Dr William O’Reilly

MSt, DPhil, FRHistS, FRSA



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Staff Fellow


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Fellow Archivist and Librarian; Fellow in History; Director of Grad Studies, & Uni Senior Lecturer, History Faculty; Assoc Director, Centre for History & Economics; Senior Research Assoc Centre for Financial History


Dr O’Reilly is a University Lecturer in Early Modern History and Director of the Centre for History and Economics.

He has worked on a range of topics in early modern European and Atlantic history, and is particularly interested in the history of European migration, colonialism and imperialism. His current research project, with the working title Surviving empire: The translation of imperial context in a globalizing world, 1550-1800, explores the inter-relationship of European imperialisms from the later 16th century to the French revolution.

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