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 for 2021 include:
- a journal article on the notion of vulnerability in plague times
- a chapter for a collective volume on puritanism, dedicated to the Cambridge eighteenth-century minister, Joseph Hussey
- work on the edition of the correspondence of Sir Thomas Browne for the Complete Works to be published by OUP under the editorship of Claire Preston
I am also interested in the history and epistemology of English studies.
Most of my published work can be found on HAL-SHS, the French open access repository, https://cv.archives-ouvertes.fr/anne-dunan-page
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 during a 6-month sabbatical. 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, https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/series/seventeenth-eighteenth-century-studies/
Dissenting Experience: https://dissent.hypotheses.org/
Vice President, The Friends of Dr Williams’s Library, https://dwl.ac.uk/