Benjamin Heller : Curriculum Vitae


B.A. in history, University of Michigan, 2004

MPhil in modern European history, University of Oxford, 2006

- thesis: Order, taste, and propriety at eighteenth-century London fairs

DPhil in history, University of Oxford (in progress)

- thesis: Leisure and pleasure in London society, 1760-1820: an agent-centred approach



“The ‘Mene Peuple’ and the Polite Spectator: The Individual in the Crowd at Eighteenth-Century London Fairs”, Past & Present (forthcoming 2010)


“Gardening for leisure and knowledge in eighteenth-century London” in Leisure and the creation of knowledge (forthcoming from Brill, Leiden in the series Brill's Studies in Intellectual History)


Review of Harold Weber's Memory, Print, and Gender in England, 1653-1759 and Peter Sherlock's Monuments and Memory in Early Modern England for the Huntington Library Quarterly (forthcoming October 2009)


Review of Gillian Russell's Women, Sociability and Theatre in Georgian London for the Journal of the Oxford University History Society (January 2009) Full text available at

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