Dr. Lionel Laborie

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Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung "Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose. Bewältigungsstrategien in Ostasien und Europa"
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91052 Erlangen


Revisiting Early Modern Prophecies (c.1500-c.1815)
26−28 June, 2014 Goldsmiths, London

Visiting Researcher

Home Institution: Goldsmiths, University of London, School of History

IKGF Visiting Fellow October 2013 - March 2014

(Last change of profile by end of stay)

IKGF Research Project:

Huguenot Prophecy and Diplomacy in Early Modern Bavaria (1685-1730)

Curriculum Vitae

Lionel Laborie is a visiting researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London, with a PhD in early modern history from the University of East Anglia (2011). His research explores the relationship between prophecy and diplomacy in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, more specifically through the international impact of the Camisards after their rebellion in the Cévennes mountains between 1702 and 1710. His first book (Manchester University Press, forthcoming) looks at these ′French Prophets′ as a case study of religious enthusiasm in eighteenth-century England. His postdoctoral project, Millenarian Networks in Early Enlightenment Europe: The French Connection (1685-1750), follows the Camisards on their prophetic missions to Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Turkey, Italy and colonial America to map their millenarian network for the first time and reassess the international legacy of the last French war of religion.

Selected Publications

Books and Editions

  • Laborie, L., Religious Enthusiasm in Early Enlightenment England: Camisards, French and English Prophets (1685-1750), Manchester University Press. Expected to be published in 2014.


  • Laborie, L., ′Huguenot Propaganda and the Millenarian Legacy of the Désert in the Refuge (1702-1730)′, Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland (2012), pp. 640-654.


  • Laborie, L., ′Spreading the Seed: Toward a French Millenarian Network in Pietist Germany?′, in Kriminelle-Freidenker-Alchemisten. Räume des Untergrunds in der Frühen Neuzeit, edited by Martin Mulsow and Michael Multhammer (Köln/Weimar/Wien: Böhlau-Verlag, forthcoming 2013).
  • Laborie, L., ′The Huguenot Offensive against the Camisard Prophets in the English Refuge (1685-1710)′, in Jane McKee and Randolph Vigne (eds), The Huguenots: France, Exile and Diaspora (Sussex Academic Press, 2013), pp. 125-133.
  • Laborie, L., ′Who were the Camisards?′, French Studies Bulletin, vol. 32, no. 120 (autumn 2011), pp. 54-57.