political culture; "new" diplomatic history; social and cultural history; gender and ethnicity
Professor Mori's current research lies at the intersection of book and publishing history, the history of science, cultural history, religious history and literary history. She works on popular print in the years 1660 to 1800 from the perspectives of producers (authors, publishers, illustrators, distributors) and consumers (buyers, borrowers, readers, listeners). The project is called "Everyday nature in English popular print" and it encompasses three kinds of texts: imaginative fiction, religion, and household manuals such as cookbooks and almanacs. This research deals with issues of orality, literacy, numeracy, authorship, reader-response and cultural appropriation. It traces elements of intellectual continuity and social change in the age of the industrial revolution.
Professor Mori has also worked on eighteenth-century political history and culture, diplomatic history and women’s history.