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About Michael F. Graham

Michael Graham specializes in the history of Britain and northern Europe, with special attention to the histories of religion, everyday life and print culture from 1500-1800. His most recent book, The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead (Edinburgh University Press, 2008), tells the story of the last person executed for the crime of blasphemy in Britain. His first book, The Uses of Reform (E.J. Brill, 1996) a study of efforts to impose new standards of behavior and belief in the first fifty years of the Scottish Reformation, won the Sixteenth Century Studies Society’s Roland Bainton Book Prize for the best work on early modern history or theology published that year. He has held the James Cameron Faculty Fellowship at the University of St. Andrews (2003) and been a visiting fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh (2011). In 2003 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.


Present Professor, Department of History, The University of Akron

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Phone: 330-972-7826

Books (3)

Contributions to Books (9)

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