Charles Ellis

Dr Charles Ellis is a part-time lecturer at the Department of Russian Studies, University of Bristol, with a particular interest in the science and thought of 18th and 19th century Russia.

He is a graduate in economics from Trinity, Cambridge (1978) and in Russian Studies from the University of Bristol (1995), where he went on to write his doctoral thesis The Scientific Revolutions of Copernicus and Darwin and their Repercussions on Russian Political and Sociological Writing (2000).

He has contributed essays on the full range of Lomonosov’s work to the Study Group on Eighteenth Century Russia Newsletter (1997 and 1999); an essay ‘ Tolstoi, Great Men and the Mathematical Mechanics of History’ in Turgenev and Russian Culture: Essays to Honour Richard Peace (Rodopi, Amsterdam-New York, 2008); and the chapter on Natural Science for the forthcoming CUP compendium New Essays on Russian Thought.