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Edward Jones Corredera

FRHistS, FRSA, PhD (Cantab), MA (Leiden), MA (Queen Mary, UoL), BSc (LSE), Senior Research Fellow

Academic Career:

Since October 2020 working with Mark Somos

2021-2022: Affiliated Postdoctoral Member at Clare Hall, Cambridge

2020: Fellow, Royal Society of Arts

2016-2020: Ph.D. Student in History, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

2017-2019: Co-founder and co-convener of the DAAD-Cambridge Hub Workshops on the Global Legacies of Reinhart Koselleck

2018: Fellow at the Huntington Library

2017-2018: Fellow at the Residencia de Estudiantes, Madrid

2014-2015: MA History of Migration and Global Interdependence, University of Leiden 

2014-2015: MA History of Political Thought and Intellectual History, Queen Mary, University of London 2013-2014 

2013-2014: BSc Social Policy and Government. The London School of Economics and Political Science 

Recent Publications

  • The Diplomatic Enlightenment Spain, Europe, and the Age of Speculation. Brill, Leiden & Boston, 2021, 320 p. doi: 10.1163/9789004469099_002
  • Why International Lawyers Measure Time with a Telescope: Grotian Moments & Richard Falk’s Histories of the Future. In: Grotiana 42:2, 212-228 (2021). doi:
  • The Assembly of Public Trust: Dynastic Crises and the Origins of Spanish Political Economy. In: History of European Ideas Carolina Armenteros (ed.). Special Issue: Monarchy and Modernity, Early View-1-19 (2021). doi:
  • Investing in the enlightenment: the financial revolution and the global origins of the enlightenment in the Spanish empire. In: Co-Edited Special Issue on "Imperial Times", Storia della Storiografia 77:1, 89-111 (2020). doi:
  • The History of Fair Trade: Hugo Grotius, Corporations, and the Spanish Enlightenment. In: Grotiana 42:1, 137-159 (2021). doi:
  • Early Modern Spanish Decline: A Nation Dead to the World. In: Decline, Decay, and Decadence: A History, William O'Reilly (ed.). Central European University Press, Vienna 2020, Forthcoming--.
  • The Making of Pombal: Speculation, Emulation, and the Iberian Enlightenment, c. 1714-1754. In: History 105:365, 229-251 (2020).
  • The ‘Indians of Europe’ in Sierra Morena: Reputation, Emulation, and Colonisation in the Spanish Enlightenment. In: Legacies of Conquest: Transnational perspectives on the Conquest and Colonization of Latin America, David Midgley^Christine Beaule iJenny Mander (ed.). Palgrave, London 2019, 182-194.
  • The Rediscovery of the Spanish Republic of Letters. In: History of European Ideas 45:7, 953-971 (2019).
  • ‘Amazing Rapidity’: Time, Public Credit, and David Hume’s Political Discourses. In: Contributions to the History of Concepts 14:1, 17-41 (2019).
  • Carlo Denina’s Lettres Critiques: Transnational History in an Age of Information Overload. In: Journal of Early Modern History 23:6, 519-541 (2019).
  • The Memory of the Habsburg Monarchy in Early Eighteenth-Century Spain. In: Global Intellectual History 6:4, 443-462-21 (2021). doi:
  • Perpetual peace and shareholder sovereignty: the political thought of José de Carvajal y Lancaster. In: History of European Ideas 44:5, 513-527 (2018).


    See above
    Interviews on The Diplomatic Enlightenment: the New Books Network ( and the St Andrews Institute of Intellectual History (



Paper 1: The modern state and its alternatives. Department of Politics at the University of Cambridge


Paper 20: History of Political Thought from c.1700 to c1890. Department of Politics, University of Cambridge


Historical Argument and Practice History. Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS): 15th International Congress on the Enlightenment. University of Edinburgh, 09.07.2019 - 19.07.2019

Book Talks on The Diplomatic Enlightenment at the University of Bilbao, the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, the Universidad de Educación a Distancia, The Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study Enlightenment Video Club, and the University of Cambridge (2021-2022)

 McMenemy Seminar, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, 23.10.2018

Helsinki University: A Global History of Free Ports, 10.04.2019 - 12.04.2019

History of Political Ideas/Early Career Seminar. Institute of Historical Research, University of London, 15.01.2019

Early Modern World History Workshop. University of Cambridge, 08.11.2018

Festival of Ideas, University of Cambridge: Panel on the Sciences of Prejudice, 16.10.2018

University of Heidelberg: Crisis and Renewal in the History of Political Thought, Fifth International Conference of the European Society for the History of Political Thought, 05.10.2020

University of Évora, Encounters, Rights, and Sovereignty in the Iberian Empires (15th-19th Centuries), 16.05.2018


Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts


Reviews for the LSE Review of Books