Office Hours, Fall 2017: Fri 8-10 am and by appointment
Office: Wood Hall, Rm 324
Phone: (860) 486-2711
Fax: (860) 486-0641
Areas of Specialty
European Cultural History, Theory and Practice of Historical Inquiry, Great Books Pedagogy
Current Research Interests
Vanity and the Imaginative Life of the West from Ecclesiastes and Juvenal to Jack Kerouac and Frank O’Hara
“Truth’s Other: Ethics, the History of the Holocaust, and Historiographical Theory After the Linguistic Turn,” History and Theory 39 (February 2000), pp. 1-20.
“Crafting Historians’ Lives: Autobiographical Constructions and Disciplinary Discourses after the Linguistic Turn,” Journal of Modern History 71 (March 1999), pp. 150-65.
Co-editor with Jean-Pierre Dormois, The British Industrial Decline (London:Routledge, 1999).
The Decline of Industrial Britian 1870-1980 (London: Routledge, 1992).
Managing Industrial Decline: The British Coal Industry Between the Wars (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1992).