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The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

The early modern Spanish Empire. The Enlightenment. Corporations, credit, and speculation in the Spanish Atlantic World.


After graduating from the London School of Economics, I completed degrees in the history of political thought at Queen Mary and in the history of migration at Leiden. I then worked as an editor and writer in Shanghai. I am the co-convener of the DAAD-Cambridge Hub research seminars on the global legacies of Reinhart Koselleck. I have been a fellow at the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid and at the Huntington Library in Pasadena.


Third Culture Kids; migration history; the early modern Spanish Empire. The Enlightenment. Corporations, credit, and speculation in the Spanish Atlantic World.



Key publications: 

Guest Editor and contributor to Special Issue on “Imperial Times” in Storia della Storiografia (Forthcoming).

'The Assembly of Public Trust: Republicanism and the Origins of Spanish Political Economy’, in Carolina Armenteros ed. Special Issue: Monarchy and Modernity, History of European Ideas (Invited submission; Forthcoming).

‘The Making of Pombal: Speculation, Diplomacy, and the Iberian Enlightenment, c. 1714-1754’, History: The Journal of the Historical Association (2020) (Early View), pp. 1-23.

‘Carlo Denina’s Lettres Critiques: Transnational History in an Age of Information Overload’, Journal of Early Modern History 23:6 (2019), pp. 519–541.

‘The Rediscovery of the Spanish Republic of Letters’, History of European Ideas 45:7 (2019), pp. 953-971.

‘‘Amazing Rapidity’: Time, Public Credit, and David Hume’s Political Discourses’, Contributions to the History of Concepts 14:1 (2019), pp. 17-41.

‘The Memory of the Habsburg Monarchy in Early Eighteenth-Century Spain’, Global Intellectual History 3:4 (2018), pp. 1-21.

‘Perpetual peace and shareholder sovereignty: the political thought of José de Carvajal y Lancaster’, History of European Ideas 44:5 (2018), pp. 513-527.

‘Labouring Horizons: Passions and Interests in Jovellanos’ Ley Agraria, Dieciocho 38:2 (2015), pp. 267-290.


“Early Modern Spanish Decline: A Nation Dead to the World”, in William O'Reilly ed. Decline, Decay, and Decadence: A History (CEU, 2020) (Forthcoming)

“The ‘Indians of Europe’ in Sierra Morena: Reputation, Emulation, and Colonisation in the Spanish Enlightenment”, in Jenny Mander, David Midgley, Christine Beaule eds., Legacies of Conquest: Transnational perspectives on the Conquest and Colonization of Latin America (Palgrave, 2019), pp. 182-194.

David Abulafia, Encuentros con los Caníbales, Congreso Internacional Conmemorativo del Descubrimiento de América, University of Huelva, October 2017.

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 
Paper 20: History of Political Thought c1700-1890; Historical Argument and Practice; POL1.
PhD Candidate, History, University of Cambridge
Mr Edward  Jones Corredera
Not available for consultancy