Brad Blankemeyer

Visiting Scholar 2018-19

Bradley Blankemeyer is a fourth-year DPhil student in History at the University of Oxford researching early modern Portugal and its overseas empire. His doctoral thesis, entitled ‘”Multiplex est modus”: Elements of Accommodation in the Early Jesuit Missions to India, 1545-1575’, deals with mission methodologies of the earliest Jesuits in southwest India and the effects of various religious and secular factors on their distinct objectives and priorities. Relying predominantly on the correspondence of these individuals, Bradley came to the Wired! Lab to develop a digital project mapping the vast network of Jesuit letters across locations throughout the Indian Ocean and southern Europe. He is also currently collaborating with Ed Triplett and Philip Stern on a project modelling English and Portuguese dominions in the Indian Ocean during the 17th century.