Scott Sowerby

Current position and education

I am an associate professor in the Department of History at Northwestern University.  I completed a PhD in History at Harvard University in 2006.  My doctoral program included three years of archival research in Europe with support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Areas of specialty

I am a historian of early modern Britain and Europe with a particular interest in comparative history and transnational issues, including religious toleration, state formation, and cosmopolitanism.  My first book, Making Toleration: The Repealers and the Glorious Revolution (Harvard University Press, 2013), was awarded the Royal Historical Society’s Whitfield Prize for the best first book on British history.   

Research interests

I have research interests in religious heterodoxy, exile movements, Enlightenment thought, and the comparative military history of European states.