Alexandra Walsham

Professor Alexandra Walsham

  • Post Nominals: FBA, FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Honorary Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2013


Alexandra Walsham is a graduate of the Universities of Melbourne and Cambridge. She taught at the University of Exeter between 1996 and 2010, when she took up her current position as Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge. She is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and of the British Academy (elected 2009). Her research centres on the religious and cultural history of early modern Britain and she has published widely in this field. Her most recent book is The Reformation of the Landscape: Religion, Identity and Memory in Early Modern Britain and Ireland (Oxford University Press, 2011), which won the Leo Gershoy prize (American Historical Association), the Roland Bainton Prize (Sixteenth Century Studies Conference), and (jointly) the Wolfson History Prize. She is currently co-editor of the journal Past and Present and Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society.

Acknowledgement of Country

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