Joel Halcomb

Joel Halcomb


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Personal profile


Joel Halcomb's research focuses on religious practice, culture, and politics in Britain and Ireland during the British Civil Wars. He is a founding member of the Dissenting Experience project (, which promotes scholarship on the history, literature, and culture of early modern religious nonconformity. He is an Assistant Editor for The Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly, 1643–1653 (2012, with Chad Van Dixhoorn, Mark Garcia, and Inga Jones) and co-editor of volume three of The Writing and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell (2015, with Patrick Little and David Smith). He is currently working on various aspects of interregnum religion and is preparing a monograph on the Congregational movement during the Civil Wars. 

Teaching Interests

Joel Halcomb teaches on all aspects of early modern history. He coordinates the School's first-year Introduction to Early Modern Studies and contributes to second-year modules on Tudor England and Conspiracy and Crisis in the Early Modern World. His own modules include Stuart England, Tudor Rebellions, and a special subject on The British Civil Wars. His graduate teaching covers early modern social, cultural, and political history. He has supervised graduate dissertations on topics including: Elizabethan religion, honour and the courts in the mid-17th century; the regicide of Charles I; honour and political culture in the late Elizabethan court; radical print and the English Revolution. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy

Award Date: 22 Jan 2010