Dr Philip Abraham

Philip Abraham British Library
Assistant, Eccles Centre
History and culture of British North America and the Caribbean

Philip Abraham was awarded his PhD from the History Department at King’s College London in 2017. His project focused on the politics of religion in England’s early New World colonies, looking in particular at the experiences of Quakers, Jews and Catholics in seventeenth-century Barbados. He is interested more generally in the cultural history of colonial British America and the Atlantic world, and is currently researching the role of Anglicanism in the lives of settlers and slaves in England, Virginia and Jamaica. He has taught a range of undergraduate history courses at King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, and the LSE.

Prior to academia Philip worked for many years in the cultural and creative industries. He worked in PR and communications for several major projects and organisations, including the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Frieze Art Fair, Manchester International Festival and the Art Fund, and was a director at one of London’s leading commercial contemporary art galleries. At the Eccles Centre he supports all key aspects of Center’s activities, including promoting the collections to a range of research audiences, and devising and delivering its programme of events.