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Nicholas Miller

Humanities Assistant Professor


Research, Professional and Creative Activity

Dr. Miller's work has appeared in venues including the International History Review and Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment. His first book, published in 2017, combines an intellectual biography of Scottish Enlightenment thinker John Millar with a study of how intercultural differences in gender and the family were discussed across Europe. More recently, he co-edited a volume with Routledge reappraising the connection between two key concepts of early modern European history: cameralism and the Enlightenment. His current research explores connections between migration, planter knowledge and native rulers in late nineteenth-century Hawai‘i and Malaysia. 

Dr. Miller is involved with a number of international research collaborations, including a European Research Council project on racialization and plantations during the nineteenth century and a Portuguese Research Council project on the legacies of the Magellan expedition. He has also been awarded Marie Curie individual fellowship by the European Commission to research the connections between science and migration in nineteenth-century Hawai‘i through a contextual biography of German medic, botanist and migration commissioner Wilhelm Hillebrand (1821-1886).

CV including List of Publications

Professional Profile

Dr. Miller joined Flagler College in 2020 as Assistant Professor of History after holding postdoctoral appointments in Portugal (Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto de Ciências Sociais) and Germany (Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen). He is a global historian of Europe and the Asia-Pacific during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His teaching and research interests lie in the social and intellectual history of colonialism, the history of knowledge, and the study of migration. He holds a B.A. in History from Durham University, an M.St. in History from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in History from Universität Potsdam.

Teaching and Related Service

Drawing on his highly mobile upbringing across the U.S. Sunbelt and over 15 years’ residence in Europe, Dr. Miller is excited to expand students’ horizons at Flagler College with courses in European and Asian history that draw on connections with our unique setting of St. Augustine.

Courses taught:

  • HIS 102: Western Civilization
  • HIS 302: The Age of Revolutions in Europe

Previously taught at:

  • CIEE Lisbon, Portugal (study abroad)
  • CIEE Global Institute, Berlin, Germany (study abroad)
  • Universität Potsdam, Germany

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  • Monday: 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM