Stephen Heathorn, McMaster University

Associate Professor History Hamilton, Ontario heaths@mcmaster.ca Office: (905) 525-9140 ext. 24150

Bio/Research

Dr. Heathorn is a specialist in modern British history with research interest in questions of social identity and memory, the politics of commemoration, and the history of urban planning and architectural preservation. In addition to his book on the construction of national identity in English e...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Heathorn is a specialist in modern British history with research interest in questions of social identity and memory, the politics of commemoration, and the history of urban planning and architectural preservation. In addition to his book on the construction of national identity in English education, For Home, Country and Race: Constructing Gender, Class and Englishness in the Elementary School, 1880-1914 (University of Toronto Press, 2000),he has published research and review articles in the following academic journals: The Journal of British Studies, The Historical Journal, Victorian Studies, Twentieth Century British History, War and Society, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, Canadian Journal of History, The Historian, Rural History, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, National Identities, Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies, Canadian Review of the Study of Nationalism, Journal of Victorian Culture, Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, Left History, Paradigm: Journal of the Textbook Colloquium, History Compass, the Journal of the German Historical Institute of London, and the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association. He has contributed chapters to a number of edited collections, including Children and War: A Historical Anthology, and The Social and Political Thought of Bertrand Russell, as well as entries to a number of academic encyclopedias and more than two dozen book reviews. He served as book review editor for H-Albion (2005-7), sits on the editorial board of the international journal National Identities, and edited a special issue of the journal in 2000. Since arriving at McMaster in 2001 he has been in the process of co-editing a number of volumes of the Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell. He currently has three large research projects on the go: on the commemoration of British martial and imperial figures in the 20th Century; on heritage preservation, commemoration and planning in 20th Century London; and on the writing and reception of Russell’s book Marriage and Morals.



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