University of Calgary

Ken MacMillan

  • Professor

Research and Teaching

Dr. Ken MacMillan teaches and researches the history of early modern England and the Atlantic World, circa 1500-1800. He is a 3M National Teaching Fellow, Canada's highest post-secondary teaching recognition. His books about the English empire include John Dee: The Limits of the British Empire (2004), Sovereignty and Possession in the English New World: The Legal Foundations of Empire (2006), and The Atlantic Imperial Constitution: Center and Periphery in the English Atlantic World (2011). More recently, he has published books on order and disorder in early modern England, including Stories of True Crime in Tudor and Stuart England (2015) and Death and Disorder: A History of Early Modern England, 1485-1690 (2020). Current research examines popular press crime narratives of the seventeenth century.

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