James Christie

PhD Student

Continuing MPhil/PhD Student


From Astrology to Aliens: A Shift in Early Modern Cosmology

Supervisor - Guido Giglioni

Research interests

 History of Science | History of Astronomy/Astrology | Science Fiction | Astrobiology


James Christie is a historian of science with an interest in early modern astronomy and astrology. He has a BA (Hons) in Early Modern and Medieval Studies from the University of Sydney, and an MA in the Cultural and Intellectual History of Europe from The Warburg Institute. He is currently writing a PhD thesis on the connections between astrology and the extraterrestrial life debate in the 17th century.


2018 (forthcoming), Cultural Encounters. Cross-disciplinary studies from the Late Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, ed. J. Christie, L. Gay, F. Schulze-Feldmann et al. (New York: Vernon Press, 2018)