Professor Roey Sweet

Director of Partnerships and Engagement

Roey Sweet has been Director of Partnerships and Engagement since March 2018. Her role involves fostering and developing the AHRC’s relationships with both the higher education sector and external stakeholders.

Roey Sweet is an eighteenth-century historian whose interests lie in urban history, the reception of the past in the eighteenth century and the history of travel. She studied at Oxford where she completed her BA and D.Phil and was a junior research fellow. 

Since 1998 she has been based at the Centre for Urban History at the University of Leicester where she is Professor of Urban History and co-editor of Urban History.

Her publications include:

  • The Writing of Urban History in Eighteenth-Century England  (Oxford, 1997)
  • The English Town: Government, Society and Politics 1680-1840  (Harlow, 1999)
  • Antiquaries: the Study of the Past in Eighteenth-Century Britain  (London, 2004)
  • Cities and the Grand Tour: the British in Italy, c. 1690-1820  (Cambridge, 2012). 

She is currently working on the invention of the historic town between 1750 and 1850 and on the antiquary and topographer, Sir William Gell.


Paul Stewart

Personal Assistant
Telephone: 01793 41 6096