Dane Kennedy

Dane Kennedy

Title:
Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs
Office:
Phillips Hall 312
Address: 801 22nd St. NW
Phone: 202-994-6229
Email:
dkennedy@gwu.edu

Background

Dane Kennedy teaches courses in British imperial, modern British, and world history. He is the author of five books and numerous articles, most recently The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia, and has just published an edited volume entitled, Reinterpreting Exploration: The West in the World. He was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003-04 and a National Humanities Center Fellowship in 2010-11.  He is currently the president of the North American Conference of British Studies. (Complete C.V.)

Education

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1981.

Publications

Editor, Reinterpreting Exploration: The West in the World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013.

Decentering Empire: Britain, India, and the Transcolonial World. Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 2006. Co-edited with Durba Ghosh.

The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005.

Britain and Empire, 1880-1945. London: Longman, 2002.

The Magic Mountains: Hill Stations and the British Raj. New York: University of California Press, 1996.

Islands of White: Settler Society and Culture in Kenya and Southern Rhodesia, 1890-1939. Durham: Duke University Press, 1987.

 

Classes Taught

Hist 1011: World History, 1500-Present
Hist 3137: British Empire
Hist 3135: Victorian Britain
Hist 3139: 20th-Century Britain
Hist 6128: Europe and the World, 1500–Present
Hist 6135: British Imperialism