Stock, Paul

Dr Paul Stock  


Position held

Department of International History

Assistant Professor in Early Modern International History 1500-1850

Experience keywords:

literature and history; eighteenth century; spatial and geographical thought; space; nineteenth century; intellectual history; Enlightenment; Romanticism; idea of Europe

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Paul Stock specialises in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century intellectual history. His current research focuses on the history of the idea of Europe, and on the history of spatial thought, particularly in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. His other interests include the Enlightenment; Romanticism; travel writing; nationalism; cosmopolitanism; the history of 'racial' thought; cultural encounters; and the 'spatial turn' in the humanities.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Creative Industries and Culture

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Europe; Britain

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7092


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Stock, Paul (2014) Diverse maniere: Piranesi, fantasy and excess Criticks: the reviews website of British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (28 Apr 2014) Website

Stock, Paul (2014) Ships, clocks and stars: the quest for longitude Criticks: the reviews website of British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (21 Aug 2014) Website


Stock, Paul (2013) Tourist treasures: plunder and collection on the grand tour Eighteenth-Century Studies, 46 (2). 323-326. ISSN 0013-2586

Stock, Paul (2013) The real-and-imagined spaces of philhellenic travel European Review of History, 20 (4). 523-537. ISSN 1350-7486


Stock, Paul (2011) The Shelleys on display: exhibiting lives and letters Eighteenth-Century Studies, 45 (1). 177-180. ISSN 0013-2586

Stock, Paul (2011) "Almost a separate race": racial thought and the idea of Europe in British encyclopaedias and histories, 1771-1830 Modern Intellectual History, 8 (1). 3-29. ISSN 1479-2443


Stock, Paul (2010) The Shelley-Byron circle and the idea of Europe Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. ISBN 9780230619630


Stock, Paul (2009) Liberty and independence: the Shelley–Byron Circle and the State(s) of Europe Romanticism, 15 (2). 121-130. ISSN 1354-991X

Stock, Paul (2009) Book review: Iain Chambers, Mediterranean crossings: the politics of an interrupted modernity (Duke University Press, 2008) Ethnic and Racial Studies, 32 (4). 739-753. ISSN 0141-9870


Stock, Paul (2008) The Shelleys and the Idea of Europe European Romantic Review, 19 (4). 335-349. ISSN 1050-9585


Stock, Paul (2006) Imposing on Napoleon: the Romantic appropriation of Bonaparte Journal of European Studies, 36 (3). 363-388. ISSN 0047-2441

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Paul Stock's recent book, ‘The Shelley-Byron Circle and the Idea of Europe’, investigates the geographical, cultural and ideological concepts associated with the term 'Europe' in early nineteenth-century Britain.

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