Research Topic: The Idea of Happiness in Anglican Religious Culture, 1650-1750.
Supervisor: Dr Jon Parkin
- Chatterjee, Jacob Donald. “Between Hobbes and Locke: John Humfrey and Restoration Theories of Political Obligation.’’ Locke Studies 19 (2019): 1–34. https://doi.org/10.5206/ls.2019.5439.
- Chatterjee, Jacob Donald. “Christian Antiquity and the Anglican Reception of John Locke’s Paraphrase and Notes on the Epistles of St Paul, 1707–1730.” Locke Studies 20 (2021): 1–36. https://doi.org/10.5206/ls.2020.10597.
- Chatterjee, Jacob Donald. “Celestial Epicurisme: John Locke and the Anglican Language of Pleasure, 1650–1697.’’ The Seventeenth Century 37/2 (2022): 303–34. https://doi.org/10.1080/0268117X.2021.1904275.
- Chatterjee, Jacob Donald. ''One Hundred and Eighty-Two Overlooked British Comments on Bernard Mandeville's Fable of the Bees, 1724–1800.'' Historical Research 95/269 (2022): 447–470. https://doi.org/10.1093/hisres/htac007.
- MSt Intellectual History – Distinction, Lincoln College, Oxford, 2019–20.
- BA Ancient & Modern History – First Class Honours, Christ Church, Oxford, 2015–18.
Prizes and Awards:
- Gibbs Prize for the highest overall mark in my year for any Joint School of History undergraduate finals candidate at the University of Oxford, 2018.
- Gladstone Prize for the best undergraduate thesis in History, PPE and Geography at Christ Church, Oxford, 2018.
- Oxford-Farrell Graduate Scholarship providing full funding for my MSt in Intellectual History at Lincoln College, Oxford, 2019–2020.
- Lincoln College Graduate Distinction Prize for achieving a high overall mark in the MSt in Intellectual History at the University of Oxford, 2020.
- Best Performance in Cohort Prize for achieving the highest overall mark in all the strands of the MSt in History at the University of Oxford, 2020.
- Peter Storey AHRC OOC DTP Studentship providing funding for a three year doctorate in Early Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford, 2020–2023.
- Clarendon Scholarship providing funding for a three year doctorate in Early Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford, 2020–2023.
Invited Talks and Presentations:
- “The Civil War, the Passions and the Anglican Understanding of Pleasure during the Restoration.’’ Religion in the British Isles: 1400–1700 Seminar, University of Oxford, 18/06/2020.
- “Epicureanism, Death and Christian Orthodoxy in England,1650–1700.’’ Death and Mortality in the Humanities and Social Sciences: AHRC Postgraduate Conference, University of Oxford, 19/11/2020.
- “Pleasure and Happiness in the Writings of Samuel Parker and Benjamin Ibbot, 1666–1726.’’ Early Modern Britain Seminar, University of Oxford, 4/03/2021.
- “Bernard Mandeville's Critique of Epicurus and 'easie divines' of the Church of England, 1705–1732.’’ Graduate Seminar in History 1680–1850, University of Oxford, 02/11/2021.
- Invited commentator on ''Sarah Mortimer's Reformation, Resistance and Reason of State (1517-1625): the Oxford History of Political Thought.'' Oxford Political Thought Seminar, University of Oxford, 21/01/2022.
- ''The 'interested scheme of morality' and Edward Bentham's Introduction to Moral Philosophy (1745).'' Oxford History Graduate Network Current Research Seminar, University of Oxford, 07/03/2022.
- ''Christ Church, Oxford, Anglican Moral Theology, and the Reception of John Locke's Essay concerning Human Understanding, 1689–1717.'' The Mind is its Own Place? The Oxford-Edinburgh Conference in Early Modern Intellectual History, 05/05/2022.
- ''The Surprising Case of the High Church Lockeans at Christ Church, Oxford, 1689-1725.'' Graduate Seminar in History 1680–1850, University of Oxford, 15/11/2022.
- ''John Locke's Surprising Homecoming: The Reception of the Essay Concerning Human Understanding at Christ Church, 1689-1726.'' The British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies 52nd Annual Conference: Homecoming, Return, and Recovery, University of Oxford, 06/01/2023.
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