The Early Modern Commons

Dr Joanne Paul

Recent Posts

Announcement: 'In the Shadow of the Block' with Michael Joseph

14 October 2017

I am thrilled to announce that I have signed with Michael Joseph, a Penguin imprint, to publish a book on on the extraordinary rise and fall of one of Tudor England’s most notorious...

All Hallows Eve 1516/2016

31 October 2016

On All Hallows Eve, 31 October, 1516, almost precisely 500 years ago today, Thomas More, as was his custom, woke at about 2am, in order to pray and write in silence. He lit a candle,...

Digital Tools #2 - ThingLink

3 October 2016

The University of Sussex has an amazing Learning Technologies team andwebsite, including anA-Z of helpful apps for teaching and research.I met with a member of the team the other day,Anne...

Trump's Rules for How (Not) to Write a University Essay

2 October 2016

If there is one good thing to come out of this year's American election, it is that it has provided some lovely examples of whatnotto do in university essay writing. And most of it...