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Professor Jose Harris FBA

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About this Fellow


Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 1970 - 1978
  • Tutorial Fellow in Modern History, St Catherine's College University of Oxford, 1978 - 1998
  • Leverhulme Research Professor, University of Oxford, 1998


William Beveridge: a biography 1977

Private lives, public spirit: a social history of Britain, 1870-1914 1994

Community and civil society: an edition of Ferdinand Tönnies’ Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft 2001

Other Modern History from 1850 Fellows

Professor Robert Gildea

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century French history; Second World War; Europe's 1968; historical memory and oral history

Professor Janet Browne

History of science, especially the natural history sciences of the 18th and 19th centuries; the rise and spread of evolutionary thought; Charles Darwin; the role of commemorations and biography in science

Professor Arne Westad

Modern history of China; 20th century international & transnatioanl history; Cold War history; comparative history of revolutions & political change; the public practice of history

Professor Carolyn Steedman

The social & cultural history of the English eighteenth & nineteenth centuries, with a focus of categories such as 'law' & 'labour' in the making of seflhood & identity