William Eddleston, Ph.D.

Faculty Senate Vice-President; Chair, Department of History, Senior Lecturer


Theories of civilisation and progress from the Enlightenment until the early 20th century. The impact of linguistically-based racial theories on the study of the history and archaeology of the ancient Near East from the early 19th until the early 20th centuries, with particular reference to the racial theories of Archibald Henry Sayce (1845-1933). The rise of biological racism and of racially-based theories of progress in mid-19th century England, France and the United States. The Cold War and Nations and Nationalism. The work of George Lachmann Mosse (1909-1999) on nationalism, racism and fascism.