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Dr David Bagchi

Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History and Ecclesiastical History/ Co-Director of the Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of History

Summary

Born on a council estate in the industrial West Midlands, Dr David Bagchi won a place to his local grammar school and then to Oxford. He joined the Theology Department at Hull as a church historian in 1989, transferring to the History Department in 2008. His major publications include Luther’s Earliest Opponents: Catholic Controversialists, 1518-25 (2nd ed., 2009), The Cambridge Companion to Reformation Theology (2004) (co-edited with David C. Steinmetz), and Luther as Heretic (2019) (co-edited with M.P. Graham), in addition to around 40 journal articles and chapters in printed books.

David is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Ecclesiastical History Society, and a Past-President of the Society for Reformation Studies. He has held a HEFCE Promising Researcher Fellowship at Oxford University, and served both as a subject reviewer for the Quality Assurance Agency and as a specialist adviser in Church History to the HEFCE Research Assessment Exercise 2008. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Reformation and Renaissance Review, the Journal of Baroque Studies, and the journal Reformation.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

- Henry VIII in European Perspective

- The Reformation in Germany

- Antisemitism and the Holocaust

- The First Media Revolution

- Early Modern Peoples and their Worlds

Postgraduate

- Practising Medieval and Early Modern History

Book Chapter

William Mitchell (d. 1599), Fellow of the Queen's College, Oxford

Bagchi, D., & Sheppard, J. William Mitchell (d. 1599), Fellow of the Queen's College, Oxford. The University of Hull

Christ's descent into hell in Reformation controversy

Bagchi, D. Christ's descent into hell in Reformation controversy. The University of Hull

Introductions and commentaries for 'Luther's Preface to Johann Briesmann, Response to Kaspar Schatzgeyer' and 'Luther's Letter Accompanying Justus Jonas, Against Johann Fabri'

Bagchi, D. Introductions and commentaries for 'Luther's Preface to Johann Briesmann, Response to Kaspar Schatzgeyer' and 'Luther's Letter Accompanying Justus Jonas, Against Johann Fabri'. Concordia Publishing House

Preface to Johann Briesmann, Response to the Convolutions of Caspar Schatzgeyer, in Defense of Luther's Book "On Monastic Vows" (1523)

Bagchi, D. (2012). Preface to Johann Briesmann, Response to the Convolutions of Caspar Schatzgeyer, in Defense of Luther's Book "On Monastic Vows" (1523). Luther's Works: Prefaces 1, 23 - 36. Concordia Publishing House

Printing, Propaganda, and Public Opinion in the Age of Martin Luther

Bagchi, D. (2016). Printing, Propaganda, and Public Opinion in the Age of Martin Luther. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of ReligionOxford University Press (OUP). https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199340378.013.269

Research interests

Dr Bagchi specializes in the history and thought of the Reformation, with a particular interest in the theology of Martin Luther, early modern religious polemic, and the use of the printing press for disseminating theological ideas.

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Bagchi is happy to supervise MA and PhD students who wish to work on topics in the history and thought of the Reformation.

Completed PhDs

Ralph Werrell, The roots of Tyndale's theology (principal supervisor)

Lesley Agar, The Seven Deadly Sins in Shakespeare (co-supervisor)

Sarah Walton, The pivot of authenticity in the modern fiction of ancient Rome (co-supervisor)

Current PhD supervisions

Michael Haughton, English Catholic hebraism in early Tudor England (principal supervisor)

Sally Fulker, Church welfare organizations in the DDR (second supervisor)

Anna Watkinson (Creative Writing Ph.D.) (principal supervisor)