School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature


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Dr Ben Dew


Ben Dew completed a BA in English and Philosophy at the University of East Anglia, and an MA and a PhD in eighteenth-century studies at Queen Mary, University of London. He joined the University of Portsmouth in 2008.  His research is concerned with the intellectual history of the Enlightenment, specifically in relation to the histories of political economy and history. He has published articles on Bernard Mandeville, David Hume, and Paul de Rapin de Thoyras, and books on the politics of tea and the historical literature of the eighteenth century. His current research project is an investigation into debates about finance, commerce and war within eighteenth-century historical writing. 


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