Professor of British History and Civilisation

Co-convener of the Lived Religion seminar and the research project on the history of English Studies

Honorary Fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France (2011-2016)

Member of OpenEdition Scientific Committee

First Vice President of the French National Council (CNU, section 11)

Honorary President, Société d’Études Anglo-Américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe Siècles

Honorary President, The International John Bunyan Sociey



I work mainly on the history and culture of British protestantism, especially puritanism and dissent, and I have a special interest in the relationships between religion and medicine. My projects include:

  • “Mapping Multifaith London”, a 24-month Hubert Curien Programme, co-convened with Tessa Whitehouse (Queen Mary university of London)
  • Researching a monograph on places of worship in urban environments in the 18th century
  • I am also completing a monograph on the early history of a CNRS centre, Maison Française d’Oxford, which was created in 1946 to foster scholarly cooperation between France and England

Most of my published work can be found on HAL-SHS, the French open access repository,

After an M.Phil in Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University (Sidney Sussex College), and a PhD on John Bunyan and Nonconformist pastoral, I was appointed Lecturer then Senior Lecturer at Montpellier University (2001-2008) before joining Aix-Marseille University as a Professor in 2009. I now teach and research mainly seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British history. I also teach “research skills” modules, and an introduction to digital humanities.

I work mainly on the history and culture of protestantism, but I also have in interest in the relationships between religion and medicine. I have also published on the huguenot refuge, John Bunyan, Roger L’Estrange, and on religious correspondence.

I’m member of the AHRC-funded team editing the complete works of Thomas Browne, under the general editorship of Claire Preston (Queen Mary University of London), for which I co-edit Browne’s correspondence with Andrew Zurcher (Cambridge).

I held a fellowship from the Institut Universitaire de France from 2011 to 2016.

From 2010 to 2011 I was a CNRS associated researcher at Maison Française d’Oxford, which I joined again in 2021 as Visiting scholar. I have had various visiting scholarship, at Clare Hall (Cambrige) in 2004, Oxford (History Faculty and Lady Margaret Hall) in 2010-2011, then at Queen Mary University of London (2013-2016).

I was Vice President of the Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur (2012-2016), President of the International John Bunyan Society (2013-2016), President of the Société d’Études Anglo-Américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles (2017-2020) where I founded an interdisciplinary series published my Manchester University Press,

Bunyan – Cambridge Companion

Anne Dunan-Page (ed), The Cambridge Companion to Bunyan (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), ISBN: 9780521733083, 212p. John Bunyan was a…

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