Bio


Jon Cooper is a PhD student in History at Stanford University. His interests span European intellectual history, but his academic work focuses on the history of political economy and the entangled relationships between knowledge and government in early modern Britain and its empire.

Honors & Awards


  • Charles Schmitt Prize, International Society for Intellectual History (2020)
  • Joslin Prize for Economic History, Pembroke College, Cambridge University (2018)
  • Jacob Bronowski Prize, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University (2018)
  • Peter Lipton Prize, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University (2018)
  • Hadley History Prize, Pembroke College, Cambridge University (2017)
  • Istvan Hont Prize, Faculty of History, Cambridge University (2017)
  • Peter de Somogyi Memorial Prize, Pembroke College, Cambridge University (2017)
  • Harvard Book Prize, Harvard Club of the United Kingdom (2014)

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • Early Career Member, Royal Historical Society (2021 - Present)
  • Member, North American Conference on British Studies (2019 - Present)

Education & Certifications


  • MSc, University of Cambridge, History and Philosophy of Science (2018)
  • BA, University of Cambridge, History (2017)

All Publications


  • Credit and the Problem of Trust in the Thought of John Locke, c. 1668-1704 Historial Journal Cooper, J. 2021; 64 (2): 211-232
  • A science of concord: the politics of commercial knowledge in mid-eighteenth-century Britain Intellectual History Review Cooper, J. 2020