Dr Aidan Collins
Module Convenor, second and third year module, Heresy, the Occult and the Apocalypse in Early Modern Europe.
I am an economic and social historian interested in all aspects of the credit-based economy of the early modern period. My monograph, Financial Failure in Early Modern England, is under contract with Boydell and Brewer Press, and I have published three peer-reviewed articles — in Eighteenth-Century Studies, in Cultural and Social History, and in Enterprise and Society — which explore how bankruptcy was litigated in the court of Chancery. I am currently conducting research on the moral aspects of failure, and the broader multifaceted nature of debt-recovery in early modern society.
I received my undergraduate degree from Goldsmiths, and my Masters and PhD from the University of York. I joined Goldsmiths in 2023 after an Early Career Research Fellowship at the John Rylands Research Institute, University of Manchester. I have previously taught at the Universities of Keele, Sheffield, York, Lincoln, Lancaster, and Teesside.