John Sainsbury

Faculty of Humanities

John Sainsbury

Rank: Professor
Department: History
Ext: 4303

Work currently in progress, or about to be begun, along with indication of when the project is likely to culminate and what form it will take:
I am undertaking research for a book provisionally entitled Libertines, the State, and the Public Sphere: from Lord Rochester to Lord Byron

Work previously undertaken, research achievements or projects completed:
Published articles/chapters on:
i) Indian-white relations in Colonial America
ii) American Revolution
iii) 18th Century libertinism, especially John Wilkes

Major Publications:
John Wilkes: The Lives of a Libertine (Ashgate, forthcoming 2006)
Disaffected Patriots : London Supporters of Revolutionary America (McGill-Queens Press, 1987)

Forthcoming: Critical edition of The Life of John Wilkes, co-edited with Carol Merriam, Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century (June 2008)

Research Grants held (including dates) and Research Awards or Honours:
Major External Grant: SSHRC $14, 689 (1993-1997)
Misc. internal awards

Areas of Research Interest (in brief):
Libertinism in the long Eighteenth Century