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Will Tullett


  • Lecturer in early modern history, History

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Will welcomes enquiries from anybody considering postgraduate research on sensory history in general and on the cultural history of early modern - and particularly eighteenth-century - Britain.

In particular he welcomes enquiries from those interested in working on the early modern environmental, medical, emotions, or gender history; histories of soundscapes or smellscapes; the senses and embodiment more generally; histories of animals and more-than-human agency; sanitation, urban space, and public health; histories of science and technology (especially as they relate to the senses and embodiment); and histories of materiality. He also welcomes interdisciplinary supervision in the medical and environmental humanities, heritage and public history, or interdisciplinary sensory studies.

Personal profile


Will is a Lecturer in Early Modern History. His research interests lie in sensory history - and particularly histories of smell - from the 1600s to the present. His work engages with the histories of environment, animals, and materiality; body, gender, and emotion; and medicine, science, and technology. He is currently a Work Package Leader on the EU Horizon 2020 grant 'Odeuropa', an exploration of Europe's smell history and heritage from the 1600s to the 1920s. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Smell, Smells, and Smelling in England, 1660-1830., King's College London

1 Sept 20131 Sept 2016

Award Date: 7 Nov 2016

Masters, Eighteenth-Century Studies, King's College London

1 Sept 20121 Sept 2013

Award Date: 2 Sept 2013

BA, History, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

1 Sept 200923 Jul 2012

Award Date: 23 Jul 2012

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