Modern European History: Britain and Its Empire
Scholars in this field take an interest in both Britain and the territories the British once claimed for their empire. At Northwestern our historians range from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, and include historians of the African continent and South Asia, with thematic specialties (among others) in economic history, the history of science, the history of religion, political history and class. The British field has been crucial to the development of the historiography of revolution, industrialization, capitalism and empire, and we offer course-work in these subject areas. Historians in this field participate in Northwestern's Graduate Cluster in British Studies, alongside colleagues in English, Theater and Performance Studies, Political Science and Art History. We also co-sponsor the Newberry Library's Seminar — with colleagues across Chicagoland.