MA (Hons), MPhil, PhD (Cantab); PGCertHE (Sussex); FRHistS
I took my BA, MA, MPhil and PhD at Trinity College, Cambridge, and I also hold a PGCertHE from the University of Sussex. I was Research Associate on The Oxford Francis Project at the University of Cambridge (2005-2008), Senior Research Research Associate on the Scriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Project at the University of Cambridge (2008-2009), and Preceptor and Director of Studies in English at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (2008-2009). From 2009-2011, I was lecturer in early modern literature at the University of Sussex. I joined the University of Stirling in October 2011. I have held a visiting fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library (2010), have been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2012, and in 2019 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship
I have been awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship for 2020/21 for the project 'Mercantile Humanism: Knowledge-Making in Early Modern Britain'.
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS) I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS) in 2019 in recognition of my original contribution to historical scholarship.
Other Academic Activities
Short-Term Fellowship, Folger Shakespeare Library
Visiting Fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy I was made Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2012 (recognition number 49071).
Excellence in Teaching in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, RATE Awards 2017 I was the winner of the Excellence in Teaching in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (RATE) Awards 2017.
My research focuses on the literary and cultural history of early modern Britain. Areas of expertise include book history, textual studies, the the history of science, and editing. Particular areas of interest include the works of Francis Bacon, manuscript culture, mercantile culture, and antiquarianism. I also have interests in the history of education (early modern to the present day), humanism, Shakespeare studies, the history and practice of note-taking, and the organization of knowledge.
My first monograph, In Defiance of Time: Antiquarian Writing in Early Modern England (OUP; 2010), was a study of the antiquarian imagination in early modern Britain. My most recent book is Miscellaneous Order: Manuscript Culture and the Early Modern Organization of Knowledge (OUP; 2019). I have edited two collections of essays - (with Katie Halsey), Shakespeare and Authority: Citations, Conceptions and Constructions (Palgrave Macmillan; 2018); and (with Abigail Shinn), The Copious Text: Encyclopaedic Books in Early Modern England (2014; special issue of Renaissance Studies). I have also published numerous essays and articles on related aspects of early modern culture, including chorography, the poet Michael Drayton, Scottish Neo-Latin poetry, myth and legend, etymology, pyramidography, early modern theories of the winds, and digital archives and editions.
In 2013-2015, I held a British Academy/Leverhulme SRG for the project 'Manuscripts, Miscellanies and the Organization of Knowledge', and in 2010 I held a short-term fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library for the project 'Manuscripts, Merchants and Miscellanea' (https://folgerpedia.folger.edu/Angus_Vine). I am also co-investigator on the JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) funded project 'Antiquarianism in 17th-Century England' (PI: Professor Michiyo Takano). In 2014, I chaired the organizing committee of the British Shakespeare Association (BSA) Conference held at the University of Stirling (part of the 'Shakespeare at 450' project at Stirling) (http://www.shakespeare.stir.ac.uk/).
Vine A (2020) Note-Taking and the Organization of Knowledge. In: Jalobeanu D & Wolfe CT (eds.) Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and the Sciences. Living Edition ed. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20791-9_260-1
Vine A (2020) Drayton's Copious Chorography. In: McRae A & Schwyzer P (eds.) Poly-Olbion: New Perspectives. Studies in Renaissance Literature, 38. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, pp. 19-38. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781787448919.003
Vine A (2019) Review of Harriet Archer, Unperfect Histories: The Mirror for Magistrates, 1559-1610. Review of: Harriet Archer, Unperfect Histories: The Mirror for Magistrates, 1559-1610 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), xii + 203 pp. ISBN 978–0–19–880617–2. The Spenser Review, 49 (2), Art. No.: 17. http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/spenseronline/review/item/49.2.17
Vine A & Halsey K (2018) 'Dressed in a Little Brief Authority': Authority Before, During, and After Shakespeare's Plays. In: Halsey K & Vine A (eds.) Shakespeare and Authority: Citations, Conceptions and Constructions. Palgrave Shakespeare Studies. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-27. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-57853-2_1
Vine A (2018) 'A Trim Reckoning': Accountability and Authority in 1 and 2 Henry IV. In: Halsey K & Vine A (eds.) Shakespeare and Authority: Citations, Conceptions, and Constructions. Palgrave Shakespeare Studies. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 157-178. https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137578525; https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-57853-2_7
Vine A (2018) Scriptorium: When to Build a Digital Archive rather than a Digital Edition. In: Loffman C & Phillips H (eds.) A Handbook of Editing Early Modern Texts. Material Readings in Early Modern Culture. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 188-192. https://www.routledge.com/A-Handbook-of-Editing-Early-Modern-Texts/Loffman-Phillips/p/book/9781472474780
Vine A (2017) Review of Kelsey Jackson Williams, The Antiquary: John Aubrey's Historical Scholarship. Review of: The Antiquary: John Aubrey’s Historical Scholarship, by Kelsey Jackson Williams, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016, xiv + 191 pp. ISBN 978–0–19–878429–6. Seventeenth Century, 33 (1), pp. 114-117. https://doi.org/10.1080/0268117X.2017.1347384
Vine A (2017) Travel and Chorography. In: Lee J (ed.) A Handbook of English Renaissance Literary Studies. Wiley-Blackwell Critical Theory Handbooks. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 411-424. https://www.wiley.com/en-gb/A+Handbook+of+English+Renaissance+Literary+Studies-p-9781118458785
Vine A (2016) Review of The Shakespearean Archive: Experiments in New Media from the Renaissance to Postmodernity. Review of: Alan Galey, The Shakespearean Archive: Experiments in New Media from the Renaissance to Postmodernity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), xv, 346 pp., 978-1-107-04064-9. Shakespeare Jahrbuch, 152, pp. 19-21. http://shakespeare-gesellschaft.de/en/jahrbuch/volume-152-2016/contents.html
Vine A (2016) Bibliophily in Baldwin's Mirror. In: Archer H & Hadfield A (eds.) 'A Mirror for Magistrates' in Context: Literature, History and Politics in Early Modern England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 89-106. http://www.cambridge.org/ro/academic/subjects/literature/renaissance-and-early-modern-literature/mirror-magistrates-context-literature-history-and-politics-early-modern-england?format=HB
Vine A (2014) English Women, Religion, and Textual Production, 1500-1625. Edited by Micheline White. Review of: Micheline White (ed.), English Women, Religion, and Textual Production, 1500-1625 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011). Literature and Theology, 28 (3), pp. 354-357. https://doi.org/10.1093/litthe/fru004
Vine A (2014) Myth and Legend. In: Hadfield A, Dimmock M M & Shinn A (eds.) The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England. Ashgate Research Companions. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 103-118. http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409436843
Shinn A (Editor) & Vine A (Editor) (2014) The Copious Text: Encyclopaedic Books in Early Modern England, special issue of Renaissance Studies. Renaissance Studies, 28 (2). http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/rest.2014.28.issue-2/issuetoc
Vine A (2013) 'His Lordships First, and Last, CHAPLEINE': William Rawley and Francis Bacon. In: Adlington H, Lockwood G & Wright G (eds.) Chaplains in early modern England: Patronage, literature and religion. Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain. Manchester: Manchester University Press. http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9780719088346
Vine A & Verweij S (2012) Digitizing Non-Linear Texts in TEI P5: The Case of the Early Modern Reversed Manuscript. In: Nelson B & Terras M (eds.) Digitizing Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture. 978-0866984744 ed. New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Tempe, Arizona, USA: Arizona Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, p. 113–136.
Vine A (2012) Spectacles from Scotland: Camden, Johnston, and the Urbes Britanniae. In: Houghton L & Manuwald G (eds.) Neo-Latin Poetry in the British Isles. London: Bristol Classical Press, pp. 173-189.
Vine A (2011) Commercial Commonplacing: Francis Bacon, the Waste-Book, and the Ledger. In: Beadle R, Beal P, Burrow C & Edwards A (eds.) Manuscript Miscellanies 1450-1700. English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700, 16. London: The British Library, pp. 197-218. http://publishing.bl.uk/book/manuscript-miscellanies-1450-1700
Vine A (2011) Publishing on a Kingly Scale. Review of: Graham Rees and Maria Wakely, Publishing, Politics, and Culture: The King's Printers in the Reign of James I and VI, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010, xv + 280 pages; ISBN: 9780199576319. Huntington Library Quarterly, 74 (2), pp. 362-66.
Vine A (2010) Scott L. Newstok, Quoting Death in Early Modern England: The Poetics of Epitaphs Beyond the Tomb (2009). Review of: Scott L. Newstok, Quoting Death in Early Modern England: The Poetics of Epitaphs Beyond the Tomb (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). Journal of the Northern Renaissance, 2010. http://www.northernrenaissance.org/scott-l-newstok-quoting-death-in-early-modern-england-the-poetics-of-epitaphs-beyond-the-tomb-palgrave-macmillan-2009/
Vine A (2010) Review of Scott L. Newstok, Quoting Death in Early Modern England: The Poetics of Epitaphs Beyond the Tomb. Review of: Scott L. Newstok, Quoting Death in Early Modern England: The Poetics of Epitaphs Beyond the Tomb (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) [ISBN: 978-0-230-20325-9]. Journal of the Northern Renaissance, 2010.
Vine A (2007) Marvels in the Desert: Pyramids and Pyramidography in Early Modern England. In: Crone R, Gange D & Jones K (eds.) New Perspectives in British Cultural History. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 47-59.
Vine A (2007) 'Too great a morsell for time to deuoure': Seventeenth-Century Surveys of the Pyramids at Giza. Journeys - the International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing, 8 (1-2), pp. 21-40. https://www.berghahnjournals.com/abstract/journals/journeys/8/1/
Vine A (2006) Etymology, names and the search for origins: Deriving the past in early modern England. Seventeenth Century, 21 (1), pp. 1-21. www.ingentaconnect.com/content/manup/tsc/2006/00000021/00000001/art00001.
I have been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2012, and I teach across the whole of the undergraduate programme in English Studies at Stirling. I offer specialist teaching in early modern literature, Shakespeare and early modern drama, tragedy, palaeography, archival culture and book history. I also coordinate the final-year dissertation and the dissertation preparation module.
At taught postgraduate level, I regularly supervise MRes students in Renaissance/early modern studies. I have previously supervised on topics including Renaissance Roman plays, Marlowe and absolutism, apophasis in the early modern theatre, and early modern angelology.
I currently supervise three PhD students: Lorna Wallace, "The Ideals of Duty: Renaissance History Plays and the Politics of Duty" (2017-; AHRC-funded); Emma McCabe, "‘Now thou art an O without a figure’: A Feminine Hermeneutics of Absence and the Early Modern Theatre" (2020-; AHRC-funded); and Francesca Pontini, "Reading the Margins: Investigating Reading Practices in Renaissance Scotland, 1495-1560" (2020-).
I was delighted in 2017 to be awarded the University of Stirling's RATE Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
I am currently Programme Director for English Studies (single and joint honours) and Advisor of Studies for English.