Daniele Giuseppe  Palmer

Daniele Giuseppe Palmer

Guest Teacher

Department of International History

Room No
SAR 2.05
Office Hours
Wednesday, 2pm - 4pm
English, French, Italian
Key Expertise
Intellectual History, Religious History, Historiography

About me

Daniele’s work academic work looks at political, moral and religious thought from around the seventeenth century to the nineteenth.

His thesis looks at the circulation and interpretations of Giambattista Vico’s work in early-nineteenth-century France, focussing on how his texts informed the writing of universal histories in the aftermath of the French Revolution.

He also works, more broadly, on questions pertaining to historiography and historical method, the relationship between theology and political thought in the early modern and modern periods, and the history of social theory and sociology.

He is finishing a Ph.D. in history at King’s College, Cambridge. Previously, he graduated with a bachelor’s in history from University College London (2018) and a master’s in political sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2019). From February to July 2022 he was Visiting Fellow at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris.

Expertise Details

Early Modern and Modern History; Intellectual History; History of Political Thought; Religious History; Political History; History of the Book; Methodology.


Daniele Giuseppe Palmer teaches the following courses:

At undergraduate level

HY118 - Faith, Power and Revolution: Europe and the Wider World, c. 1500-1800


  • 'Accounting for Intellectual Traditions in the History of Ideas: A Return to a Pragmatic Theory of Meaning', Raisons politiques (forthcoming).
  • ‘Pierre Paul Royer-Collard: Religion and Social Thought in early-nineteenth-century France, c.1806-1830' in Aude Attuel(ed.) The Intellectual History of Liberal Catholicism in Europe, 1789- 1922 (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, forthcoming).