Dr Nicholas Cole

His particular interests are the influence of classical political thought on America's first politicians, and the search for a new 'science of politics' in post-Independence America.  He studied as an undergraduate and graduate at University College, Oxford, and was a Visiting Fellow at the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello.  He has held research and teaching positions at St Peter's College, and within the History Faculty.  His doctoral work focused on the use made of classical antiquity by Jefferson's generation, and he retains a strong interest in the reception of classical antiquity in the modern world, about which he has written extensively.  He supervises undergraduate and graduate theses on early American politics and ideology and the history of ideas.
  • A framework for modelling and visualizing the US Constitutional Convention of 1787

  • Ask george washington on negotiated texts with quill Q and A

  • Quill: A Framework for Constructing Negotiated Texts - With a Case Study on the US Constitutional Convention of 1787

  • American bicameralism and the legacy of the Roman Senate

  • 'The Political Thought of George Washington

  • George Washington and Republican Government: The Political Thought of George Washington

  • Ideas and the Creation of America

  • Nineteenth-Century Ciceros

  • The Ancient World in Jefferson's America

  • America and ancient and modern Europe