Lesley Mickel


  • United Kingdom

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Personal profile

Research expertise

I am Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Drama and Performance and Lecturer in Literature at Inverness College, University of the Highlands and Islands. My doctoral thesis was undertaken at Strathclyde University and explored Ben Jonson's antimasques. I have taught Literature at the Universities of Strathclyde, Southampton, Northumbria and Glasgow before coming to Inverness College, University of the Highlands and Islands. My current research activities encompass Early Modern literature and culture, with an emphasis on material culture. I have published widely on the topic of Early Modern court festivals and culture, and currently I am investigating the presence and representation of Scots in court festivals at home and abroad. I am extremely involved in a number of public engagement activities including the Kingussie Food on Film festival, Caberfeidh Horizons - a social inclusion and enterprise project based in the Highlands, and I am a member of the board of  Kingussie Heritage. These activities have fuelled a broader interest in the theorising of cultural exchange, and have led to new developments in my research activities.   I am a member of the Royal Studies Network, The Early Modern Festival Network, the Society for Renaissance Studies, The Society for Court Studies and The International Federation of Theatre Reasearch. During 2018 I will be presenting my research at The Society for Renaisance Studies Conference, Sheffield University.

I am also part of the UHI Learning, Teaching and Research working group; involved with the UHI Cultural and Creative Industries Knowledge Exchange group, and engaged in undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum development.

External positions

Board member

Board member


  • PR English literature
  • Renaissance
  • early modern
  • material culture
  • masque

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Lesley Mickel is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Masque Arts & Humanities
Entertainment Arts & Humanities
Ben Jonson Arts & Humanities
Monarch Arts & Humanities
Costume Arts & Humanities
National Identity Arts & Humanities
Highlands Arts & Humanities
Ambition Arts & Humanities

Research Output 1999 2018

Ben Jonson's Antimasques: A History of Growth and Decline

Mickel, L., 14 Dec 2018, Oxon; New York: Routledge. 216 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Ben Jonson
Open Access
national identity

Theatricalisation at The Field of Cloth of Gold, 1520

Mickel, L., Sep 2016, Theatralisierung. Coelsch-Foisner, S., Heimerdinger, T. & Herzog, C. (eds.). Heidelberg: Universitatsverlag Winter, p. 69-85 16 p. (Kulterelle Dynamiken).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

National Identity
Ben Jonson

Activities 2015 2020

Embedding Teaching Learning Linkages in the Creative Arts

Lesley Mickel (Speaker)
23 Jan 2020

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

'Time, Memory, Place: an exploration through performance'

Lesley Mickel (Speaker)
25 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

'Time, Memory, Place: an exploration through performance'

Lesley Mickel (Speaker)
18 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

‘Our Hielandmen’: Scots in Court Entertainments at home and abroad 1507–1616', Kingussie Heritage Festival 2018

Lesley Mickel (Speaker)
28 Apr 2018

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Practice Based Research in the Arts

Lesley Mickel (Speaker)
13 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk