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Jeremy Black, MBE Professor of History, University of Exeter

Monday, October 1, 2012

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The Empire Club of Canada Presents:
Jeremy Black, MBE Professor of History, University of Exeter With Making British North America: The War Of 1812 Reconsidered

Professor Jeremy Black is the Professor of History at the University of Exeter and is highly regarded as a specialist in Military History. He has studied in both camps of the Oxbridge divide by completing his undergraduate studies at Cambridge where he received a starred first, followed by postgraduate work at Oxford. He taught at Durham, eventually as professor, arriving to teach in Exeter in 1996. He has lectured extensively in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and the USA, where he has held visiting chairs at West Point, Texas Christian University, and Stillman College. A past Council member of the Royal Historical Society, Black is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He was appointed to the Order of Membership of the British Empire for services to stamp design.

He continues to serve on numerous editorial boards including the Journal of Military History, the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute, Media History, the International History Review, and History Today and was editor of Archives.

In his spare time he has authored over 100 books, with a specialty in eighteenth-century British politics and international relations. One of his peer reviews described him as innovative in the world of history, and another used the phrase “verging on Radical.” His most recent book is “Flame and Water: The War of 1812.” Recent publications include “The War of 1812 in the Age of
Napoleon” (2009), University of Oklahoma Press; “The Great War and the Making of the Modern World” (2011), Continuum International Publishing Group and “Fighting for America: The
Struggle for Mastery in North America 1519–1871” (2011), Indiana University Press.

Jeremy Black, MBE Professor of History, University of Exeter

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