Designed for first-time international travelers and seasoned visitors alike, this 3-credit hour study abroad course, open to both undergraduate and graduate students, provides an in-depth look at three of Britain’s most vibrant and historically rich cities: Edinburgh, Oxford, and London.
We will begin in Scotland’s beautiful capital, where we will visit Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and the city’s famous underground vaults. We will also take a day-long excursion to the Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness, or Hadrian’s Wall. After several days exploring Scotland, we will take a scenic train journey south to London, one of the world’s greatest cities, where we will visit the Tower of London, the British Museum, St. Paul’s Cathedral, explore subterranean archaeological sites, and attend a theatre performance. Students will also have time to visit renowned art museums, the Churchill War Rooms, the National Archives, shop at Harrods, take a cruise on the Thames, and dine in a 500-year old riverside pub. Our time in England will include a day-trip to Oxford, home to the oldest university in Britain, where we will tour the city, experience its historic pubs and cafes, and explore its extraordinary museums.
Selected Publications (click for links)
Waste into Weapons: Recycling in Britain during the Second World War (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Shortlisted, 2017 Turku Book Award, Environmental Society for European History and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society.
Roundtable review of Finn Arne Jørgensen, Making a Green Machine: The Infrastructure of Beverage Container Recycling (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2011), H-Environment Roundtable Reviews 3, no. 2 (2013).
Modern Britain, environmental history, and the history of science, technology, and medicine.
Courses Taught in 2018
HIST 3001/5001: Britain’s Layered Pasts: Study Abroad (Spring 2018)
HIST 3104: Britain in the Age of Industry and Empire, 1815-1914 (Fall 2018)
HIST 3091: Spies, Sexism, & Surveillance: The Cold War through Film (Summer 2018)
HIST 4001/5001: Sexuality in Modern Europe (Fall 2018)
LBST 2102: Global Connections: The Paradoxical 20th Century (Summer 2018)
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000.
B.A., Carleton College, 1991.