Sophie Mullins

Sophie was awarded a first class degree in English Literature from UEA (with a semester at the University of Lausanne) before being accepted to Jesus College, Cambridge where she obtained an MPhil in Renaissance Literature. An increasing interest in the bibliographical aspects of the book and its historical background led to an AHRC-funded doctoral scholarship with the USTC project in St Andrews. As a member of the USTC project team Sophie has worked on all of the USTC’s bibliographical volumes and the online database.

Sophie has a keen interest in all aspects of early modern European history, with a particular focus on printing and publishing.

Thesis : Latin books published in Paris, 1501-1540
Supervisor: Professor Andrew Pettegree


  • ‘Running with the hares and hunting with the hounds: the printing community in Paris, 1500-1540’ Histfest 2008, University of Lancaster, July 2008
  • ‘Beyond the need to read: Latin books among the laity’
    The Book in Transition, St Andrews, September 2008.
  • ‘Latin’s refusal to decline: Latin grammars and guides as a stabilising force in the Paris book market, 1500-1540’
    Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Geneva 2009

MO1005 - Early Modern Europe, 1450-1650
MO1006 - The Early Modern Western World c.1450-c.1770

International Young Poet of the Year 1999 – Runner up
Erasmus Scholarship 2002, University of Lausanne
Essex Poetry Festival 2005 - Commended
AHRC Studentship 2008, St Andrews
Gray Prize 2008 (academic essay) – Runner up