This website records the research and other activities undertaken as part of a research fellowship funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK). The project was run by Dr. Edward Paleit (University of Exeter), and ended in March 2016. It explored the international dimension of the life and works of Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), a writer chiefly known now for his sensational stage plays, for his vivid, sensual poetry, and for a personal life rich in mystery and possible scandal.


The project sought to consider Marlowe in relation to the circulation of political ideas, especially ‘European’ (non-English) ideas, in the two decades leading up to his death in May 1593. Please see the Research pages to find out more about the traffic in ideas in late sixteenth-century Europe, and its connections with Marlowe’s work.


The fellowship sponsored a series of drama workshops in local schools that explored the relationship between politics and Marlowe’s plays, as well as politics and theatre more generally. Please see the Workshop pages for more information about this programme which took place in July and November 2015.


As part of the fellowship’s programme of activities an academic conference, titled The International Christopher Marlowe, took place on 7-8 September 2015. The keynote speaker was Professor Alan Stewart (Columbia). Please see our Conference pages for further information and footage from the papers.

Further inquiries or feedback concerning the project and the website should be directed to

Edward Paleit, Principal Investigator
Jasmine Hunter Evans, Project Facilitator