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Dr. Alistair Malcolm

Teaching Interests

At UL I have acted as module leader for 15 different courses of which I had sole responsibility for the teaching and assessment of 10. In addition to the 15 courses, I have been involved in the co-teaching of a further 5 courses.

Usually my teaching load averages out at 4.5 modules a year, approximately 175 hours of classroom time, which does not include time spent on assessment, and individual student supervision and meetings.

My class sizes have ranged between very small MA groups of less than 10 students to large first-year core modules of between 120 and 150 students. My approach emphasises interaction as a core component of undergraduate education, as well as the delivery of detailed and supportive feedback.

In terms of range I specialise in the teaching of political, social and cultural history of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe, with particular emphasis on Britain, France and the Spanish Monarchy.

Between 2002 and 2007, I also taught a first-year module on European history between 1715 and 1848.

Between 2001 and 2009, I was responsible for an MA module on European History for students of the MA in European Integration.

Professional Activities


  • 2020 - FRHistS


  • 2011 British Academy -

    External assessor for British Academy mid-career fellowship.

  • 2006 Arts Humanities and Research Council Research (AHRC) of Great Britain -

    Peer reviewer for the Arts Humanities and Research Council Research (AHRC) of Great Britain Leave Scheme


  • 2008 Course Board for BA in English & History,
  • 2007 Course Board for BA in History, Politics and Social Sciences,
  • 2005 Joint BA Working Group and Course Board,
  • 2004 BA in European Studies,


  • 1999 Member, IHR: Institute of Historical Research.
  • 1999 Member, Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI)
  • 1999 Member, ASPHS: Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies
  • member, ARTES: Association for Specialists in the Art History of Spain
  • Member, The Renaissance Society of America
  • member, The Society for Court Studies
  • Fellow, Royal Historical Society


  • 1999 University of Oxford - D.Phil
  • 1992 University of St. Andrews - MA


  • 1998 Manchester University - Post-doctoral research fellow


  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian


  • Director for the UL Certificate in the History of Art & Design, an Art History evening programme for adult learners, which I coordinated between 2003 and 2012.


  • Fourteen catalogue entries for paintings and engravings included in the exhibition. Published as The Sale of the Century: Artistic Relations between Spain and Great Britain, 1604-1655, ed. by Jonathan Brown and John Elliott (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2002).



Book Chapter


'Intercesor de escritores: las dedicatorias de libros a don Luis de Haro y su relación con los autores (1625-1662)
Alistair Malcolm
El mundo de un valido. Don Luis de Haro y su entorno, 1643-1661, ed. by Rafael Valladares (Madrid: Marcial Pons, 2016), pp. 263-302.


Ponce de León, Luis. Conde de Villaverde (IV)
Alistair Malcolm
Diccionario Biográfico Español (Madrid: Real Academia de la Historia, 2013), vol. XLI, 935–9.


‘Serving the King at Home and Abroad: The Tangier Garrison under Charles II, 1662–1684'
Malcolm, A
Power in History: From the Medieval to the Post-Modern World , ed. by Anthony McElligott, Liam Chambers, Ciara Breathnach and Catherine Lawless (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2011), pp. 109-124.


‘En los márgenes de la parentela de Olivares: Don Luis de Haro y el mecenazgo literario de un jóven cortesano, 1621–1648'
Malcolm, A
Poder y Saber: Bibliotecas y bibliofilia durante la época del conde-duque de Olivares, ed. by O. Noble Wood, J. Roe and J Lawrance (Madrid: Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica, 2011), pp. 71-95.


‘La embajada del Conde de Peñaranda a Praga y a Fráncfort del Meno en 1657–1658'
Malcolm, A
La dinastía de los Austria: Las relaciones entre la Monarquía Católica y el Imperio, ed. by José Martínez Millán and Rubén González Cuerva, 3 vols. (Madrid: Ediciones Polifemo, 2011), iii, pp. 1437-1462.


'Public Morality and the Closure of the Theatres in the Mid-Seventeenth Century: Philip IV, the Council of Castile and the Arrival of Mariana of Austria'
Malcolm, A
Rhetoric and Reality in Early Modern Spain, ed. by Richard J. Pym (London: Tamesis, 2006), pp. 92–112.


Spanish Queens and Aristocratic Women at the Court of Madrid, 1598-1665
Malcolm, A
Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Women, 4: Victims or Viragos?, ed. by Christine Meek and Catherine Lawless (Dublin: Four Courts, 2005), pp. 160–180.


Arte, diplomacia y política de la corte durante las embajadas del Conde de Sandwich a Madrid y Lisboa (1666-1668)
Malcolm, A
Arte y Diplomacia de la Monarquía Hispánica en el Siglo XVII, ed. by José Luis Colomer (Madrid: Fernando Villaverde Ediciones, 2003), pp. 160–175.

Conference Contribution


Alistair Malcolm


Alistair Malcolm

Conference Publication


History Research Seminar
Alistair Malcolm


History Research Seminar
Alistair Malcolm


Research paper delivered to the Oxford History of Early Modern Europe seminar
A. Malcolm,Vezakis, A.,Davides, D.,Ammori, B. J.,Martin, I. G.,Larvin, M.,McMahon, M. J.
Surg Endosc


Research paper delivered to the Oxford Department of Spanish seminar
A. Malcolm,Williams, L.,Lansdown, M. R.,Larvin, M.,Ward, D. C.
Br J Clin Pract

Other Publication


European Review of History, vi / 2 (Autumn 1999), 267.
Malcolm, A
Advances In Consumer Research

Peer Reviewed Journal