Thomas Stammers

Invited Researcher of DEA Programme
Stay in France: from 29th October to 16th December, 2018

Thomas Stammers is an assistant professor in modern European cultural history at the University of Durham. For his undergraduate and graduate work he studied at Cambridge, and has benefitted from visiting fellowships at the Huntington Library, and St Anthony College and the Maison Française in Oxford. In addition to his academic work, he has worked as a guest curator on exhibitions (such as The Allure of Napoleon at the Bowes Museum in 2017) and is a regular reviews and features writer for Apollo.

The project 

Title: French monarchism in a global perspective: ambitions, exile and posterity, c.1830-1900


Post-revolutionary monarchism; the French Right in the nineteenth-century; exile and transnationalism; material culture and collecting.

Selected publications

  • Collection, Recollection, Revolution; Scavenging the Past in Post-Revolutionary Paris 
    (forthcoming 2019, manuscript with CUP) 
  • The Allure of Napoleon: Essays Inspired by the Collections of the Bowes Museum 
    (edited volume linked to the Bowes Museum exhibition January-March 2017)
  • ‘Facets of French Heritage in 1887: Selling the Crown Jewels in the Third Republic’ in Journal of Modern History 90.1 (2018)
  • ‘The Homeless Heritage of the French Revolution, c.1789-1889’ in International Journal of Heritage Studies (2018)
  • ‘Baron Jean-Charles Davillier: A Paragon and Historian of Taste in Nineteenth-Century France’ in French Porcelain (forthcoming in autumn 2018)
  • ‘From the Tuileries to Twickenham: The Orléans in Exile, 1848-71’ (English Historical Review, forthcoming in autumn 2018)
  • ‘Globalizing the French Revolution in Interwar France’ in Annales ESC (forthcoming in 2019)
  • ‘Inverting the Louvre: Connoisseurship in the French Second Empire’ in Connoisseurship: New Studies in Taste and Collecting (eds.) Christina Anderson, Peter Garrett (OUP, forthcoming 2019)
  • ‘Collectors of French Revolutionary Prints in Europe, c.1789-1906/ Graphiks Sammler’ in Iconographical Dictionary of the French Revolution (ed.) Rolf Reichardt (Rhema, 2017)
  • ‘Jean Louis Soulavie: un collectionneur de l’histoire immédiate’ in Collectionner la Révolution Française (ed.) Michel Biard (IHRF, 2016)
  • ‘The Myth of the Belle Madeleine: street culture and celebrity in nineteenth-century Paris’ in Food Hawkers: Selling in the street from antiquity to the present (eds.) Melissa Calaresu, Danielle van den Heuvel (Routledge, 2016) 
  • ‘Scavenging rococo: Trouvailles, bibelots and counter-revolution’ in Inventing the Rococo (eds.) Katie Scott, Melissa Hyde (SVEC, Oxford, 2014)
  • ‘Catholics, Collectors and the Commune: heritage as counter-revolution in Paris,1860-1890’in French Historical Studies 37:1 (2014)
  • ‘The Bric-à-Brac of the Old Regime: Collecting and Cultural History in post-revolutionary France’ in French History 22 (2008)
Mis à jour le
06 November 2018