Dr Alan Strathern


I would like to hear from potential DPhil students regarding:

  • Early Modern Asian history
  • History of Sri Lanka
  • Global comparative early modern history                            

I currently teach:


FHS Masters

European and World History III: 1400-1650

European and World History VIII: Eurasian Empires, 1450-1800.

Global and Imperial History: Themes and Concepts

Approaches to History: Sociology and Anthropology

Further Subject 11: The Iberian Global Century, 1550-1650

Global and Imperial History: DPhil Training Seminar

Optional Subject 10: Conquest and Colonization: Spain and America in the Sixteenth Century Disciplines of History

Dawn of the Global World, 1450-1800


  • Immanent Power and Empirical Religiosity: Conversion of the Daimyo of Kyushu, 1560–1580

  • Tensions and Experimentations of Kingship: King Narai and his response to missionary overtures in the 1680s

  • Unearthly Powers Religious and Political Change in World History

  • Sacred Kingship under King Narai of Ayutthaya: Divinisation and Righteousness

  • Global Early Modernity and the Problem of What Came Before