We are pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Dodman will be joining the History faculty in the fall of 2011. Dr. Dodman earned his B.A and M.A. degrees at University College London. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2011, where he was an Honorary Harper Fellow. A historian of Europe, Dodman specializes in modern French social and cultural history, with ancillary interests in critical social theory and psychoanalysis. His dissertation explores the history of a forgotten soldier's disease called "nostalgia," from the revolutionary and Napoleonic wars to the colonization of Algeria in the late nineteenth-century. A first part of this research was recently published as "Un pays pour la colonie: mourir de nostalgie en Algérie française, 1830-1880," in the French journal Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales. Dodman has previously taught courses on Modern France, Western Civilization, and the history of emotions in Chicago and Paris. He will be offering classes on nineteenth-century Europe and on the Napoleonic wars in autumn 2011.
August 28, 2011