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Anne Goldgar is a Professor in Early Modern European History, and has taught in the Department since 1993. Prior to this she was a Research Fellow at Clare Hall Cambridge, an assistant professor of history and Art and Sciences Faculty Fellow at New York University and was a Teaching Fellow at Harvard. Anne is a graduate of Princeton and completed both her A.M. and PhD at Harvard.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Cultural history and Social history in Early Modern Europe

Anne Goldgar specialises in seventeenth and eighteenth century European cultural and social history, especially of the Netherlands and of Francophone culture across Europe. She is also interested in print culture, the culture of collecting, and the interaction of society, art and science.  Her latest book is about the ways in which tulipmania reflected deep anxieties about the transformation of Dutch society in the Golden Age and is entitled Tulipmania: Money, Honor and Knowledge in the Dutch Golden Age (University of Chicago Press, 2007).

Anne welcomes applications for PhD topics related to any of her research interests. 

For more details, please see her full research profile.