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Category Archives: Featured Scholar

February 2012: John K. Walton

John K. Walton, Research Professor at IKERBASQUE: the Basque Foundation for Science, Department of Contemporary History, University of the Basque Country, is our Featured Scholar for February 2012

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December 2011: Felicity Barnes

Felicity Barnes is the Featured Scholar for December 2011. Dr. Barnes is a Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Auckland.

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November 2011: John MacKenzie

John MacKenzie is the Featured Scholar for November 2011. To read more about John MacKenzie please visit his website at www.dalmackie.com.

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October 2011: Samiksha Sehrawat

1. Where, when, and why did you become interested in British history? I became interested in British history when my work on the history of hospitals in India clearly showed British influences on colonial medical policies. Although my research focuses on colonial Indian history, it is often useful to have an understanding of contemporary British […]

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September 2011: Margaret MacMillan

1.    Where, when, and why did you become interested in British history? It is hard to say. There was no one moment but rather different influences, some of which I was scarcely aware of, which gave me an interest in history in general and also in British history.  I was brought up mainly in Canada so […]

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August 2011: Keith Wrightson

1.  Where, when, and why did you become interested in British history? I grew up in the north east of England in the 1950s and 60s. I would like to be able to say that I was inspired by the very visible evidence of the past that you encounter all over that region: pre-historic; Roman; Anglo-Saxon; […]

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June-July 2011: Ashley Jackson

1. Where, when, and why did you become interested in British history? History at school was enjoyable, though an ‘O’ level curriculum dominated by spinning jennies and Norfolk four course crop rotation led me to make sheep’s eyes at those in another class whose course focused on foreign policy and warfare. I was very keen […]

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May 2011: Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon

1. Where, when, and why did you become interested in British history? I was born in the seaside town of Blackpool in the northwest of England, although after a short-stint in Rochdale (Greater Manchester) found myself in the Tynedale area of Northumberland by my fifth birthday. Here I have my parents to thank for my […]

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March 2011: Richard White

Richard White Professor of History, University of Sydney 1. Where, when, and why did you become interested in British history? I have been taken aback, thinking about this question, because my primary interest is Australian history. Yet in looking over my erratic career, British history has been a surprisingly potent presence – even without thinking […]

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February 2011: Susan Pedersen

Susan Pedersen Professor of History, Columbia University 1. Where, when, and why did you become interested in British history? I have to confess that I really became a British historian in a serious way after I was hired to teach British history. My initial interest in British history was pretty instrumental: I was interested in […]

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