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Stephen J. Heathorn
|List Affiliations:||Reviewer for H-Albion
War Stories, New and Old
Too Many Fairies and Not Enough Tale
The British Empire, Old and New
|Interests:||European History / Studies
Urban History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Professor, Dept. of History, and Editor, Bertrand Russell Research Centre, McMaster University
PhD, British History, University of Toronto (1996)
(with four others) Britain since 1688: A Nation in the World (Routledge, 2015)
Haig and Kitchener in 20th Century Britain: Rememberance, Representation and Appopriate (Ashgate 2013)
(co-editor) Taking Liberties: A History of Human Rights in Canada (Oxford, 2013)
For Home, Country and Race: Constructing Gender, Class and Englishness in the Elementary School, 1880-1914 (University of Toronto Press, 2000).
Refereed Articles and Chapters
“The Absent Site of Memory: The Kanpur Memorial Well and the 1957 Centenary Commemoration of the Indian ‘Mutiny’,” in Indra Sengupta, ed., Locating lieux de mémoire in the British Empire (GHIL, 2009), pp. 73-116.
(With Daniel Travers) “Remembrance and Identity in Celebrations of the Isle of Man’s Wartime Experience,” National Identities 10:4 : 433-48.
“The Civil Servant and Public Remembrance: Sir Lionel Earle and the Shaping of London’s Commemorative Landscape, 1918-1933,” Twentieth-Century British History 19:3 : 259-87.
“Britain, 1945-1983” in Nations and Nationalisms: A Global Historical Overview [New York, ABC-Clio, 2008), pp. 1005-15.
“Bertrand Russell and Eugenics” in Alan Schwerin, ed., Russell Revisited; Critical Reflections on the Thought of Bertrand Russell [Cambridge, 2008], pp.1-23, 137-42.
“Angel of Empire: The Cawnpore Memorial and British Imperial Remembrance,” Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 8:3 : 9,000 words. At: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_colonialism_and_colonial_history/v008/8.3heathorn.html
“‘A Great Grey Dawn for the Empire’: Great War Conspiracy Theory, the British State and ‘The Kitchener Film’ [1921-1926],” War and Society, 26:2 : 51-71
(with David Greenspoon) “Organizing Youth for Partisan Politics in Britain, 1918- c.1932,” The Historian 68:1 (2006): 89-119.
“Explaining Russell’s Eugenic Discourse in the 1920s,” Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 25:2 (2005-6): 107-40.
“The ‘Mnemonic Turn’ in the Cultural Historiography of Britain’s Great War,” The Historical Journal 48: 4 (2005): 1103-124.
“A ‘matter for artists, and not for soldiers’? The Earl Haig National Memorial, 1928-37,” Journal of British Studies, 44:3 (2005): 536-61.
“‘The Long Retreat of the Stone Generals’: Imperial Memory, Decolonisation and the Repatriation of Monuments from Sudan, 1956-60,” Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Special Issue 2005: Nation and Empire (2005): 43-61.
(With James Byrne) “History, Memory and the Representation of Britain’s Experience of Strategic Bombing in Survey Textbooks,” Paradigm: The Journal of the Textbook Colloquium, 2:9 (2004): 28-42.
“‘The Highest Type of Englishman’: Gender, War and the Alfred the Great Millennium Commemoration in 1901,” Canadian Journal of History 37:3 (2002): 459-484.
“Representations of Warfare and of Martial Heroes in English Elementary School Reading and Rituals, 1885-1914,” in Children and War: An Interdisciplinary Anthology, edited by James Marten (New York University Press, 2002), pp. 103-25.
“An English Paradise to Regain? Ebenezer Howard, the Town and Country Planning Association, and English Ruralism,” Rural History: Economy, Society, Culture, 11:1 (2000): 113-28.
“E. P. Thompson, Methodism, and the ‘Culturalist’ Approach to the Historical Study of Religion,” Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, 10:2 (1998): 210-24.
“‘Home, Country, Race:’ The Gendered Ideals of Citizenship in English Elementary and Evening Continuation Schools, 1885-1914,” The Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, New Series, 7 (1996): 105-24.
“(Re)Discovering the National Character: Recent Work on the History of English Nationalism and its Influence on the Construction of British National Identity,” Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, 23:1-2 (1996): 9-18.
“‘Let us remember that we, too, are English’: Constructions of Citizenship and National Identity in English Elementary School Reading Books, 1880-1914,” Victorian Studies, 38:3 (1995): 395-427.
The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell, Vol. 18: Science, Sex and Society, 1927-1931. In progress.
National Identities “Special Issue: National Identity and Justice,” Vol. 2, No. 3, 2000. Editor and contributor.
Review Essays and Book Reviews published in: American Historical Review; Canadian Journal of History; Contemporary British History; H-Albion (online); History Compass (online); Journal of the Association for History and Computing; Journal of Social History; Left History; History Reviews Online; Method and Theory in the Study of Religion.