Dr Antonia Moon

Antonia Moon
Lead Curator, post-1858 India Office Records
India Office Records
Related Offices
Member of Council, British Records Association; Chair, South Asia Archive and Library Group

Antonia’s main research interests are: 

  • the record-keeping practices of the East India Company, the India Office, and the pre-1947 Government of India
  • the archives of the history of science in British India
  • the physician and author Sir Thomas Browne (1605-82).

She has been Principal Investigator for two recent India Office Records projects, Botany in British India (AHRC, 2013) and India Office Medical Archives (Wellcome, 2014), and is currently PI for a project to digitise the medical records (Wellcome, 2016).

With Dr Claire Williams and Dr Katherine Hunt, Antonia is editing the notebooks of Thomas Browne for a new edition of Browne’s works (Oxford University Press: general editor Claire Preston).


  • 'Catalogues and other finding aids', in A Handbook of Editing Early Modern Texts, ed. by Claire Loffman and Harriet Phillips (Abingdon: Routledge, 2018)

  • '''A fresh reading of books”: some note-taking practices of Thomas Browne', in 'A man very well studyed': new contexts for Thomas Browne, ed. by Kathryn Murphy and Richard Todd (Leiden: Brill, 2008)
  • 'Destroying records, keeping records: some practices at the East India Company and at the India Office', Archives, 33 (2008), 114-21


South Asia

Resources for the study of South Asia, past and present.