By training a socio-cultural historian of early modern England, with a long-standing fascination for questions of social difference and their literary representation. By experience, he has acquired interests in the early modern Atlantic (or Anglophone colonial) world; the role of bodily, racial perception in the creation of inequality.
Dawson, M.S., 'The Fate(s) of an Astrological Manuscript: Le Neve's Vindication and MS. Ashmole 418', Bodleian Library Record, vol. 27, no. 1 (2014), pp. 105-12.
Dawson, M.S. ‘All the News That's Fit to Film?: Copying the Nichols Collection of Early London Newspapers’, Parergon, vol. 30, no. 2 (2013): pp. 129–155.
Dawson, M.S. ‘Astrology and Human Variation in Early Modern England’, The Historical Journal, vol. 56, no. 1 (2013): pp. 31–53.
“Human Variation in Early Modern English Culture, c. 1600-1750” – a book-length project which aims to assess popular perceptions of physical difference; everyday understandings of how people’s bodies were different, why, and the social consequences of these apparent, outward contrasts.
Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
American Historical Association
HIST2205/6205: Europe and the Atlantic World, 1492-1776
HIST2219/6509: Tudor-Stuart England, 1485-1714: Politics, Society, Culture
HIST2133/6133: Human Variations and Racism in Western Culture, 1450-1950
HIST3007/6007: Making History
HIST4010/8023: History Incorporated: Early Modern Bodies, 1550-1750