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About Gaby Mahlberg


I’m a historian and journalist with an interest in early modern British and European history, the history of political thought and discourse, cultural history, utopianism and literature. And of course I’m a news junkie!

After studying History, German and English Literature at Bonn University, Germany for two years I moved to the UK, where I completed my BA in History at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich. I stayed on to do an MA in Early Modern History followed by a PhD on the republican Henry Neville (1619-94) supervised by J.C. Davis and Mark Knights.

Since completing my PhD I have worked as a History tutor at the UEA, Queen Mary and Goldsmiths Colleges in London, Humboldt University in Berlin, and the University of Potsdam, Germany.

I have also worked as an administrator for Norwich City Council, supply teacher in Norfolk, sub-editor with dpa News International in Cork, Ireland, freelance foreign correspondent for various German media, press review editor for euro|topics in Berlin and freelance journalist.

I had a lecturing position in the English department at Potsdam before moving to Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne in January 2011. After a six-month work secondment from April to September 2015 I am now working as a journalist for dpa News International again. In August 2018 I became Honorary Associate Professor at Warwick University.

My first monograph was Henry Neville and English Republican Culture in the Seventeenth Century: Dreaming of Another Game (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009). Together with Dirk Wiemann at Potsdam I co-edited European Contexts for English Republicanism (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013) and Perspectives on English Revolutionary Republicanism (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014). My most recent project is an edited collection with Cesare Cuttica, Patriarchal Moments (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016). I have just completed a first draft of my second monograph, ‘The English Republican Exiles in Europe during the Restoration’.

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