Adam Hill attended Concordia University Chicago and Saint Louis Community College before graduating cum laude from the University of Missouri–Saint Louis, where he majored in history and minored in classical studies. He went on to earn an M.A. in history from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, specializing in European intellectual history and taking additional coursework in sociology and philosophy. He is currently writing his dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Brendan Kane. This project, entitled “The Virtues of Dead Kings: Egyptology and Empire in Twentieth-Century Britain,” seeks to understand the ideas and institutional politics of British scholars in the context of Britain’s changing relationship with the Egyptian state after the First World War.
Adam has taught a wide range of courses at Concordia College, the University of New Haven, and UConn Storrs and Stamford campuses. He is licensed as a secondary school teacher in Massachusetts.
Research Interests: modern British history; decolonization; science studies; history of archaeology
“Lutheran Schools in St. Louis, 1917 – 1929.” Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 78:2 (Summer 2005): 117–124.
Selected Conference Presentations:
“‘Absolutely Scientific Conduct’: Negotiating British Archaeology in Interwar Egypt.” Northeast Conference on British Studies, University of Connecticut at Storrs, October 2013.
“Archaeologists Behaving Badly: Egyptology, Professionalism, and British Diplomacy in Interwar Egypt.” Britain and the World Conference, University of Texas at Austin, March 2013.
“In Search of High Ground: Anglo-Egyptian Relations and the UNESCO Campaign for Nubia, 1960 – 1980.” Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies, Lehman College of the City University of New York, March 2013.
“The Concert in the Sepulcher: Science, Superstition, and the Mummy’s Curse, 1890 – 1925.” American Schools of Oriental Research, Chicago, Ill., November 2012.
“The Colonial Body as Artifact: Mummies and Curses in Late Modern Britain.” Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies, Pennsylvania State University at Abington, March 2011.
“‘At Once a Scholar and a Wanderer’: D. G. Hogarth in the Levant, 1887 – 1910.” Conference on “The Modern History of the British Abroad: From the Grand Tour to Mass Tourism,” Newcastle University (United Kingdom), April 2010.
“‘Inevitably to Touch Politics’: The Wartime Orientalism of D. G. Hogarth, 1910 – 1920.” Northeast Conference on British Studies, Brown University, October 2009.
“‘A Pioneer Breaking New Ground for Every Science’: The Orientalism of D. G. Hogarth, 1887 – 1910.” Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, Indiana State University, April 2008.