Daniel Christopher Andersson


Positions Held    



October 2010 – date: Research Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, and member of the History Faculty, University of Oxford

September 2007- September 2010 Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

(2009                                 Visiting Professor, ECLA, Berlin )

September 2004 – August 2007: Solicitor, Addlehsaw Goddard

September 2002- September 2004: Trainee Solicitor, Halliwell Landau



2000-2006: The Warburg Institute, London University

PhD title: Studies in the Early Elizabethan Writings of Henry Howard, later Earl of Northampton (1540-1613)

1998-1999: The Warburg Institute, London University

MA Combined Historical Studies (The Renaissance)

Dissertation title: The Classical Scholarship of Marc-Antoine Muret (1526-1585).

1992-1997:  St. John’s College, Oxford University




Lord Henry Howard: An  Elizabethan Life, Boydell and Brewer, 2009 (reviewed Renaissance Quarterly, 2010, 63,  pp. 989-990)

Natural Philosophy for his Sister: Bodley MS 616, MRTS: Tempe:Az (forthcoming 2011 – formally awaiting signed contract following positive reader’s report)

Richard Crakanthorpe: Introductio in naturalem philosophiam, edited with an introduction and commentary, Peter Lang, (under contract)

Francis Bacon, Early Philosophical Writings to c. 1611, (volume 5 of the Oxford Francis Bacon edition), co-edited with Rhodri Lewis and Sophie Weeks, Oxford: OUP (in preparation, under contract)






"Th’ Expense of Spirit in a Waste of Shame‘: Aristotelian Exposures in Montaigne", in Exposures, edd. K Banks and J. Harris, Modern French Identities series, Peter Lang, 2004,  pp. 151-165

“Embarke, But Under Caution: New Fragments of an Elizabethan Masque”, Notes and Queries, 2008, pp. 171-177

"Juan Luis Vives: A Pious Eclectic", in Philosophers of the Renaissance, ed. P. R. Blum, Washington, CUAP, 2010, pp. 144-168

‘Anagogicis….excessibus: A philological addendum to the religious phenomenology of Frans Titelmans.’, Verbum. Analecta Neolatina, June 2009, pp. 55-59

“Dialectic and the Church: Experience, Ecclesiology and the Limits of Argument in the Presbyterian Crisis”, Renaissance and Reformation (forthcoming 2010)

“Bodley MS 616 and Natural Philosophy in Renaissance Cambridge”, History of Universities, 2009, pp. 55-102

“Did Diomedes know Latin? A note on the De Optativis” in Hermes, 2010

“Philosophy and the Early Modern Encyclopedia: Aspects of the Reception of Aristotle”, in Encyclopedism Before Diderot, edd. G. D. Woolf and J. König, Cambridge: CUP (forthcoming 2011)

‘Learning Arabic in Seventeenth-Century England: John Pell’, in Cultures of Multilingualism, ed. Jans Braarvig, Springer (forthcoming)

‘Affective Consequences of Syntactic Transposition in Vergil’s Aeneid, note submitted to Classical Quarterly

‘Theophilus Gale and the Intellectual Virtues’, submitted to Journal of the History of Ideas




John Bossy, Under the Molehill: An Elizabethan Spy Story, Yale, 2002, in Notes and Queries, 49, 2002, pp. 106-107

Steven Matthews, Theology and Science in the Thought of Francis Bacon, Ashgate, 2009, in Intellectual History Review, 2009, pp. 372-374

Robert Greene, Planetomachia, ed. Nandini Das, Ashgate, 2008, in Sixteenth Century Journal, 2009, pp. 144-145

Marc-Antoine Muret, Iuvenilia, ed. V. Leroux, Geneva, 2009, in Renaissance Quarterly, 63, 2010, pp. 581-582

Istvan Keul, Early Modern Communities in East-Central Europe. Ethnic Diversity, Denominational Plurality and Corporative Politics in the Principality of Transylvania (1526-1682), Brill, 2009, Sixteenth Century Journal, forthcoming

Katalin Eperjesi, Anglo-Transylvanian Contacts in the Thirty Years War. The Early Stuarts and Transylvania During the Thirty Years War, Saarbrucken, 2008, in English Historial Review. (forthcoming)

D. G. Newcombe, John Hooper. Tudor Bishop and Reformer, 2009, English Historical Review, (forthcoming)


Internet Publications

Beyond the Statutes: Richard Stanihurst and the Teaching of Logic in Tudor Oxford


Form, Ego and the Avant-Garde


Blog on contemporary poetry:



Teaching Experience


Lecture Courses for the History Faculty, Oxford University

The Care of the Soul 1500-1650, Hilary Term, 2011

Early Modern Transylvania, Hilary Term, 2011


Lectures Courses for the English Faculty

Inheritances of Modernism: Contemporary Poetry, Hilary Term 2011


Lectures Courses for the Classics Faculty

101 Things to do with NeoLatin, Hilary Term 2011



Montaigne and the Modern Self, International Summer University 2009, European College of Liberal Arts, Berlin: three lectures (Stoicism, Montaigne, Christopher Marlowe), seventeen seminars (Nietzsche, Freud, Shakespeare, Clastres, Thomas Mann, Machiavelli, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Locke, Conrad) with thirty five associated tutorial sessions.

History and Philosophy of Science, Eight undergraduate tutorials, Hertford College, Oxford, Michaelmas Term, 2011

Two sets of four tutorials (Safavid Persia; early modern Britain), visiting students at Oxford University, Hilary Term 2011





Other Oral Performances

Organisation of the conference: The Matter of Modernity Science, Humanism and the Literary 1500-1650, May 24th 2003, at Gresham College, Holborn, London EC1N 2HH

Formal commentator on Professor Lorraine Daston’s paper, ‘Collective Observation in Early Modern Europe’, MPIWG, October 15th 2008

‘Francis Bacon and Notetaking’, presentation for a seminar series, MPIWG, January 20th 2009

‘The scope of civil law argumentation in Lord Henry Howard’s Dutifull Defence’, paper given at  Sheffield University, February 6th 2009

Organisation of the conference Observation, Evidence and Reason in the Long Renaissance: The Arts Course Between the Reformation and Newton, MPIWG, 27th -28th April 2009 (http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/workshops/en/artscourse.html)

‘A Historian of Science Looks at Practical Divinity’, Colloquium paper, MPIWG, May 5th 2009

'Of Books, Measurement and Coloured Shoes: The Renaissance Orientalism of a German Traveller', Early Modern Exchanges, UCL, 2010 


Current Projects

A Volume on  Knowledge and Early Modern Practical Divinity

A Volume on the Arts Course at Oxford and Cambridge (in conjunction with R. W. Serjeantson)

A Philological History of Aristotle’s Physics



Reading Literacy: Ancient Greek, Latin, Middle English, Italian, French, German

Reading Skill: Swedish, Romanian, Arabic.

(currently learning ab initio: Hungarian).


Creative Work

Recent poetry in Orbis, Berlin Bordercrossings, Anon, Singapore Literary Review, 10th Muse, Nth Position, The Interpreter’s House, Great Works, Brittle Star, The Journal, Weyfarers, Purple Patch, The Worm.


Other Interests

Renaissance humanism and the reception of the ancient world 1450-1650; Tudor/Stuart England; Transylvania; the history of religion and of science; the European encounter with Arabic and Islam; contemporary poetry.




Jill Kraye,

The Warburg Institute,


0207 862 8916


Richard Serjeantson

Trinity College




Rhodri Lewis

St. Hugh’s College



Angus Gowland

University College