I gained my BA, MSt and DPhil at the University of Oxford, Lincoln College, before taking up a Title A Research Fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge University in October 2017. In 2019 I returned to Oxford, where I am currently Associate Professor of Early Modern Christianities and Tutorial Fellow at Keble College. I have also held Visiting Fellowships at the Houghton Library, Harvard; the Massachusetts Historical Society; the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies; and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
History of Christianity
Religious, cultural and intellectual history of Western Europe (particularly England and Amsterdam) and North America from the Reformation to the early eighteenth century; especially the history of biblical scholarship, translation, and exegesis; Jewish-Christian relations, including the history of Hebrew scholarship in the Christian world; confessional identity and theological controversy; the relationship between ‘elite’ (neo-Latin) and ‘popular’ (vernacular) forms of religion and piety in the early modern period.
Research Centres & Projects:
Centre for Intellectual History (Profile here: https://intellectualhistory.web.ox.ac.uk/people/kirsten-macfarlane)
Centre for Early Modern Studies (Profile here: https://earlymodern.web.ox.ac.uk/faculty-members#Theology)
I am a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Lias, a peer-reviewed journal published by Peeters that provides a platform for the study, edition, and translation of primary texts relating to the intellectual and cultural history of early modern Europe, in any source language.