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Dr Róisín Watson

Watson_RoisinTeaching Fellow in Early Modern History


Address Department of History
King's College London
C9, East Wing
London WC2R 2LS


Róisín Watson completed her PhD at the University of St Andrews, having studied for her undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Oxford.  Before coming to King’s, she was postdoctoral fellow at the Society for Renaissance Studies and lectured at the University of Winchester.  She has also spent time at the Ludwig Maximilians Universität in Munich and at the University of Stuttgart.

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • European Cultural history 1500-1700
  • British and European Reformations
  • Visual and Material Cultures
  • Gender in the Early Modern World
Róisín’s research interests lie in the religious, cultural and gender history of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe.  She specialises in the cultural impact of the European Reformation.  Her PhD thesis explored the ways in which Lutherans in Germany used the visual and material environments of their parish churches to express their devotional, social and political relationships.  She is also interested in how historians can use anthropological and spatial methodologies to study the past.
Róisín teaches early modern history at undergraduate and masters level with a particular focus on religion and devotional cultures.
Expertise and public engagement

Róisín has worked on exhibitions at both the British Museum and the Wallace Collection.









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