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Academics

The British Studies course offers an interdisciplinary survey of British history and culture from earliest times to the present day.

Dr. Edward Bujak

Chair of the Department of British Studies
ebujak@harlaxton.ac.uk

Courses Taught:

Harlaxton College:

  • British Studies (BRIT H282/H382/ HONS 382H)
  • Modern Britain since 1815 (HIST H381)
  • Britain and the Inter-War World (HIST H380-03)
  • European History, 1914-1945 (HIST H420)
  • World War Two (HIST H319)
  • World War One (HIST H318)
  • World History since 1500 (HIST H112)
  • Renaissance and Reformation Europe (HIST H420-01)
  • World History since 1800 (HIST H113)
  • British War Aims in World War One (HONS 310H)
  • Britain and the End of Empire (HONS 310H)
  • Britain and the Cold War (HONS 310H)
  • British Politics since 1945 (PSCI H385)
  • Britain in World War Two (BRIT H350)

University of East Anglia:

  • Napoleon to Stalin, the Struggle for Mastery in Europe (HISH2D02)
  • Britain, Europe and the Modern World (HISH1A08)

Papers and Public Lectures

  • ‘Modern Technology and Traditional Models of Masculinity: The Officers and Gentleman of the new Royal Flying Corps’, Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century Conference, University of Hull (2015)
  • ‘The Rural Battlefield: The Territorial Force and the English Country House, 1912-1914’, Lincolnshire Archives Research Seminar (2015)
  • ‘Gentlemen of the Air: The Royal Flying Corps and the English Country House Estate’, The Country House and the Great War Conference, Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses, NUI Maynooth (2014)
  • ‘Britain and the World in the Context of US/UK Study Abroad’, Ithica College (London Campus), hosted by the AASAP/UK (2014)
  • ‘Storytelling and Memory in Teaching World War One in US/UK Study Abroad’, The Story of Memory Conference, University of Roehampton (2014)
  • ‘Britain’s History at Home and Abroad in the Context of US/UK Study Abroad’, Britain and the World Conference, The British Scholar Society, Newcastle University, (2014)
  • ‘The Challenges and Opportunities for Teaching World History to Americans Studying Outside the USA’, The Higher Education Academy’s 15th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference for Historians, Senate House, University of London (2013)
  • ‘The Atlantic Charter: Challenging Historical Perceptions and Timelines within the Classroom’, Teaching the Transatlantic, Higher Education Academy Interdisciplinary Workshop, Senate House, University of London (2013)
  • ‘Life in the Grand Manor’, Lecture commemorating 40 years of US study abroad at Harlaxton Manor, delivered at Harlaxton College; the University of Evansville and the University of Western Kentucky (2011)
  • ‘Making a Living as a Landowner in the 19th Century’, Local History in Britain after Hoskins Conference, University of Leicester (2009)
  • ‘The Enigmatic Mr Gregory Gregory of Harlaxton Manor’, Lincolnshire Archives Seminar Series (2009)
  • ‘The Maharajah Duleep Singh and the Victorian Ideal of the English Country Squire’, British World Conference, University of Bristol (2007)
  • ‘Oligarchs or Custodians? Large-Scale Landholding in Late Victorian and Edwardian England’, Wolfson Humanities Society, Wolfson College, Cambridge (2007)
  • ‘State Building and the Creation of a National Identity in a Global Context: A Pedagogical Conundrum?’, Harlaxton College (2007)
  • ‘Lords of All They Survey: High Farming and the Owners of English Country House Estates’, Centre for the Study of the Country House, University of Leicester, Lecture Series at Harlaxton College (2007)
  • ‘The Little House and the Prairie: Globalization and the Owners of English Country House Estates’, Harlaxton Society Lecture, University of Evansville, Indiana (2006)
  • ‘City Limits: Teaching London within British History’, Teaching London Conference, University of Westminster (2006)
  • ‘Landowners, Radicals and the Land Question in Victorian East Suffolk’, British Agricultural History Society, Spring Conference, University of Exeter (2006)
  • ‘Sport and the Survival of Landed Society in Late Victorian Suffolk’, Field Sports Conference, University of Reading (2004)
  • ‘An Aristocracy in Decline’, British Agricultural History Society, Spring Conference, University of Sussex (2002)
  • ‘Large Landowners in Late Victorian Suffolk‘, Centre of East Anglian Studies, Public Lecture Series, University of East Anglia (1996)

Publications:

  • Reckless Fellows: The Gentlemen of the Royal Flying Corps (I. B. Tauris, 2015, ISBN – 978 1 78453 442 4)
  • England’s Rural Realms: Landownership and the Agricultural Revolution (I. B. Tauris, 2007, ISBN – 13: 978-1845114725)
  • ‘Sport and the Survival of Landed Society in Victorian Suffolk’ in R. Hoyle ed., Our Hunting Fathers: Field Sports in England after 1850 (Carnegie, 2007)
  • ‘Foreign Warrants’ in T. Heald, A Peerage For Trade: A History of the Royal Warrant (Sinclair-Stevenson, 2001)