Professor of Modern European History
Academic Background and Previous Positions
Before my appointment at Brasenose College, I was a Title A Fellow at St. John's College Cambridge.
British and European History, 19 and early 20CC.
I am co-convenor of the Long 19th Century Seminar and teach on the MSt and MPhil in Modern British and European History. I am keen to supervise projects that relate to my research interests, broadly configured.
The long 19th century, especially nationalism and regionalism in 19th century Germany; Jewish internationalism and comparative religious internationalisms; humanitarian philanthropy and the pre-history of human rights; liberalism.
Moses Montefiore: Jewish Liberator, Imperial Hero (2010). Sami Rohr Choice Award Winner 2012, A New Republic Best Book of 2010, and A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year
Fatherlands: State-building and Nationhood in Nineteenth Century Germany. (2001). Shortlisted, Das historische Buch 2002.
(ed. with Vincent Viaene) Religious Internationals in the Modern World: Globalization and Faith Communities since 1750 (Palgrave Transnational History series, 2012)
The Historical Journal 57:4 (2014) 1157-1175: ‘Humanitarianism in nineteenth-century context: religious, gendered, national’.
History of European Ideas 40 (2014) 747-760: ‘Spirituality, tradition and gender: Judith Montefiore, the very model of modern Jewish womanhood’.
International History Review 36:3 (2014) 473-492: ‘The limits of intervention: coercive diplomacy and the Jewish question in the 19th century’.
Past & Present 199 (May, 2008) 175-205: ‘The British Empire and the Jews: an imperialism of human rights?’
Comparative Studies in Society and History 50: 2 (April, 2008) 535-558: ‘Nationalism and the “Jewish International”: religious internationalism in Europe and the Middle East c.1840-1880’.
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