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Dr Renaud Morieux

Fellow, Welfare Tutor
University Reader in British and European History
British and European History

Renaud Morieux is a University Reader in British and European History and a Fellow of Jesus College.

Academic interests

Renaud Morieux works on eighteenth-century British and French history.

He is the author of The Channel: England, France and the Construction of a Maritime Border in the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge UP, 2016).

He just published The Society of Prisoners: Anglo-French Wars and Incarceration in the Eighteenth Century (Oxford University Press, 2019), which explores British and French concepts and experiences of war captivity in the long eighteenth century, on a global scale.

Degrees obtained

  • Ecole Normale Supérieure.
  • Maîtrise – Univ. Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne.
  • Agrégation d’Histoire.
  • PhD Univ. Lille.

Awards and prizes

  • Mémoires de la Mer Book Prize 2009 for Une Mer pour deux royaumes: La Manche, frontière franco-anglaise, 17e-18e siècles (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2008).
  • Philip Leverhulme Prize for History (2014).
  • American Historical Association's Leo Gershoy Award for 'the most outstanding work published in English on any aspect of 17th- and 18th-century European history' (2017).


I joined the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge in 2011. I was previously a Maître de Conférences (Associate Professor) in Modern History at University of Lille from 2006 to 2011.

I studied History at Ecole Normale Supérieure and University Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne. I was a Chevening Scholar at University College, London in 2000-1, and completed my doctorate in 2005.

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