A Student of History

September 27, 2006

Military Historian to Speak at OSU

Filed under: Wars — John Maass @ 2:16 am

Coming soon to the OSU campus: Jeremy Black, who will give a lecture entitled: “Could the British Have Won the American War of Independence?”  It will be on Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, with the lecture at noon, & book discussion panel at 2 p.m., at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH  43201.

This lecture is open to the public, but lunch will be served to only invited students and faculty.  

Black is a Professor of History at the University of Exeter in Great Britain.  His expertise is in post-1500 military history and on 18th century British history, international relations, cartographic history and newspaper history. 

Black is author of numerous books, including most recently Parliament and Foreign Policy in the Eighteenth Century (CUP, 2004), The English Seaborne Empire (Yale, 2004), World War Two: A Military History (Routledge, 2003), Italy and the Grand Tour (Yale, 2003), France and the Grand Tour (Palgrave, 2003), Visions of the World: A History of Maps (Mitchell Beazley, 2003), War: An Illustrated World History, (Sutton, 2003), Warfare in the Eighteenth Century (Cassell, 2002) The World in the Twentieth Century (Longman, 2002), America as a Military Power 1775-1882 (Greenwood, 2002), Europe and the World 1650-1830 (Routledge, 2002), Nineteenth-Century Britain (with Donald MacRaild, Palgrave, 2002), Warfare in the Western World 1882-1975 (Indiana/Acumen, 2001), War in the New Century (Continuum, 2001), Western Warfare 1775-1882 (Indiana, 2001), Walpole in Power: Britain’s First Prime Minister (Sutton, 2001), The Politics of James Bond: From Fleming’s Novels to the Big Screen (Greenwood, 2001), British Diplomats and Diplomacy 1688-1800 (Exeter, 2001), The English Press 1621-1861 (Sutton, 2001), Eighteenth-Century Britain 1688-1783 (Palgrave, 2001). He is also editor of Archives, the journal of the British Records Association.

1 Comment »

  1. I’m looking forward to this one. Of course, being a student at the University of Illinois, I’m glad Mershon archives the videos of their events online. Unfortunately, though, they seem to have taken down their pre-September ’06 events with the recent revamping of their website. I enjoyed watching the Loving War lecture series arranged by Geoffrey Parker, as well as various others. Some of Black’s other lectures in the U.S. are available online, as well:



    Comment by Ajay Reddy — September 27, 2006 @ 5:34 pm | Reply

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