Dr Thomas Stammers


Assistant Professor (Modern European Cultural History) 

Durham University

+44 (0) 191 33 41071



Tom Stammers is a cultural historian of France in the long nineteenth century. His forthcoming book with Cambridge University Press, The Purchase of the Past: Collecting Cultures in Post-Revolutionary Paris, explores the politics of collecting, the art market and cultural heritage in nineteenth-century France. He continues to publish work related to nineteenth-century collecting, connoisseurship, museum institutions and the historiography of art, with a particular interest in the work of Francis Haskell. He also publishes on the tangible traces, cultural memory and historiography of the French Revolution.

Research Groups
Department of History
Research Interests
  • Aesthetics and Politics
  • Counter-Revolutionary Thought and Culture c.1789-1900
  • France, c.1750-1900
  • Heritage and Historical Consciousness
  • Jewish Cultural History
  • Museums and Collecting
  • The Enlightenment and European Romanticism
  • The French Revolutionary Tradition
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