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Robert G. Ingram

Dr. Robert Ingram, portrait
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  • Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia
  • M.A. from the University of Virginia


  • Early Modern Britain

Personal Profile

Robert G. Ingram is Professor of History at Ohio University and Director of the Menard Family George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics and Institutions. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Presidential Research Scholar at Ohio University.

His research focuses on the early history of liberal democracy in the English-speaking world, with particular focus on religion and politics. His most recent book is Reformation Without End: Religion, Politics and the Past in Post-Revolutionary England (2018). In addition to co-editing Freedom of Speech, 1500–1850 (2020), God in the Enlightenment (2016) and Between Sovereignty and Anarchy: The Politics of Violence in the American Revolutionary Era (2015), he has published Religion, Reform and Modernity in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Secker and the Church of England (2007). Currently, he is co-editing Parliamentary Sovereignty and Populism with Chris Barker. With Jeff Collins, Raffaella Santi, Shannon Stimson and Sam Zeitlin, he also edits a new book series on intellectual history called Ideas and Practices, 1300–1850 (Boydell/Durham University IMEMS Press).

His current book projects are The Religion of the State: J.N. Figgis, Sovereignty and Constitutionalism, which examines the thought of Neville Figgis (1866–1919), an historian and political philosopher of sovereignty and the modern state’s origins, and Hobbes's Century: England, Ireland and Religious Establishment, 1689–1742, a study of the state’s sacralization in post-revolutionary Britain. Stephen Taylor, Hannah Smith and he are also engaged in producing a scholarly edition of the memoirs and correspondence of the Whig politician John Lord Hervey (1696–1743).

Visit his website for more information and CV.


  • HIST 1220: Western Civilization: Modernity from 1500
  • HIST 2300: Capitalism and Its Critics: An Intellectual History
  • HIST 3111J: Historical Research and Writing
  • HIST 3860: Shakespeare’s England, 1450–1603
  • HIST 3861: Revolutionary Britain, 1603–1702
  • HIST 3862: History of Britain until 1688
  • HIST 3864: Making Modern Britain, 1702–1815
  • T3 4100: The Intellectual Origins of the American Revolution
  • T3 4101: The Enlightenment: Ireland, Scotland, England
  • T3 4104: God and Science in the Western World