School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
Dr Katie Gibbons
Senior Lecturer in History
I joined the University of Portsmouth in September 2009, having previously taught at the University of Warwick and the University of York. My main interests lie in religious change in early modern England and Europe. I am particularly interested in religious exile, its impact on the home and host societies, and what it reveals about the complex interactions between groups of coreligionists in different parts of Europe. My PhD explored the English Catholic community in Paris in the reign of Elizabeth I, a subject which will be the focus of my forthcoming monograph. I have published on various aspects of early modern Catholic exile, including the exiles’ use of saints’ cults overseas and the ways in which exiles interacted with their host environment.
- BA, MA, PhD in History (University of York)
- Social, Historical and Cultural Change in Europe
Current Research Projects
- I am developing a new project which explores the complex and interrelated phenomena of English Catholic exile, resistance and conformity in an international context through a study of the Percy family, earls of Northumberland.
- English Catholic Exiles in late sixteenth-century Paris, (The Boydell Press, 2011)
- “Une place réservée”? Catholic exiles and contested space in later sixteenth century Paris’, French Historical Studies 32 (2009) 33-62.
- ‘Saints in Exile: The cult of St Thomas of Canterbury among Elizabethan Catholics in France’, Recusant History 29 (2009) 315-340.
- “An Unquiet Estate Abroad”: the religious exile of Catholic noble and gentlewomen under Elizabeth I’, in ed. Fiona Reid and Katherine Holden (eds.), Women on the Move: Refugees, Migration and Exile, (Cambridge Scholars, 2010), 43-58.
- ‘No home in exile? Elizabethan Catholics in Paris’, Reformation, 15 (2010), 115-131.