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Prof Peter Mancall

Harmsworth Professor of American History (MT19, HT20, TT21)

The College is delighted to welcome Professor Peter Mancall as Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at the University of Oxford. As Trinity term 2020 was interrupted by the coronavirus, Professor Mancall will return for Trinity term 2021.  Professor Mancall is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, Professor of History and Anthropology, Linda and Harlan Martens Director of the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, and Divisional Dean for the Humanities at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.

His research focuses on the history of early America, the early modern Atlantic world, the history of medicine, environmental history, and Native American history. He has written six books and edited fifteen others. His books include Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson - A Tale of Mutiny and Murder in the Arctic (Basic Books, 2009), Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America (Yale University Press, 2007), and, most recently, Nature and Culture in the Early Modern Atlantic (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018).

His next book, The Trials of Thomas Morton, will be published by Yale in autumn 2019. He is currently writing American Origins, which will be volume one of the Oxford History of the United States.