Dr Misha Ewen

Misha Ewen completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature and History at the University of Nottingham (2012) and her MA in History at the University of Manchester (2013). Her PhD in History at University College London (2017) explored the impact of colonisation in Virginia on English society, politics and culture during the early seventeenth century. Misha joined the PEIC team in 2017 and will be researching the social history of early modern empires, news and print culture, trade and consumption.


She was awarded research fellowships at Yale University (2015), the Huntington Library (2017) and Folger Shakespeare Library (2017) towards the completion of her doctoral and postdoctoral research.


Misha has taught undergraduate courses at UCL and King’s College London on early modern Britain, colonial North America, museum objects and material culture. Drawing on her experience from working as a Research Engager in UCL’s Grant and Petrie Museums, Misha has also delivered courses to school pupils involving object-based learning as part of UCL’s Widening Participation programme. Misha’s experience of working in UCL’s museums also fed into Public Engagement events she presented at the Natural History Museum, Sutton House (National Trust), Green Man Festival (Abergavenny) and Grant Museum of Zoology, where she also co-curated an exhibition, ‘Strange Creatures: The Art of Unknown Animals’, in 2015.








Blog posts

Collation, Folger Shakespeare Library ‘Consuming the New World’



History Today ‘The Real Wives of Jamestown’



Researchers in Museums, UCL


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