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I work on the social history of eighteenth-century Paris and of other European cities in the early modern period.  My most recent book is The Huguenots of Paris and the coming of Religious Freedom (Cambridge UP, 2014).  I am currently working on a fire history of European cities from the 16th to the 19th century, on a history of religious confraternities in eighteenth-century Paris, and as part of a team writing a history of women's letter-writing in Europe.  I also have a new project on the mobility of artisans to and from Paris in the eighteenth century.

I have several times been Visiting Fellow at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris in 2003 and early 2008 and in June 2005 was Visiting Professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyons. In 2003 my book The Making of Revolutionary Paris won the NSW Premier's Prize for History (General Section) and in 2004 I was elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities. I have served on the Executive of the Australian Historical Association, the Editorial Boards of H-France, French Historical Studies, and the Australian Journal of French Studies. I have twice co-organized the George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilization, a major international conference held every second year in Australia or New Zealand.

Research area keywords

  • Eighteenth-century Paris
  • Early modern cities


Research Output

Becoming Revolutionaries in the Streets of Paris

Garrioch, D., 2019, In : H-France Salon. 11 , 1, 13 p., 3.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Foreign Protestant Artisans in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Garrioch, D., 2019, In : French History and Civilization: Papers from the George Rude Seminar. 2, p. 91-104 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Towards a fire history of European cities (late Middle Ages to late nineteenth century)

Garrioch, D., 2019, In : Urban History. 46, 2, p. 202-224 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Varieties of religious behavior in eighteenth-century Paris: confraternities the material culture of leaders of

Garrioch, D. T., 2019, Belief and Politics in Enlightenment France: Essays in Honor of Dale K. Van Kley. Choudhury, M. & Watkins, D. J. (eds.). Oxford UK: Liverpool University Press, p. 181-196 16 p. (Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment Series).

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Why didn’t Paris burn in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries?

Garrioch, D., 1 Feb 2019, In : French Historical Studies. 42, 1, p. 35-65 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


  • 1 Contribution to conference

XXVth Bienniel Australasian Association for European History (AAEH) Conference, ‘Europe’s Entanglements'

Susie Protschky (Organiser), Julie Kalman (Organiser), David Garrioch (Organiser), Paula Michaels (Organiser)
Jul 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference