Academic Discipline / Popular Genre:
  British Historians & the Book 1850 - 1950

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    “Imperial publishers and the idea of colonial history,” at “The British World” conference held at the Calgary Institute for the Humanities, July 2003.

    “Publishers’ Readers, Historians’ Books: the case of Macmillan’s 1866-1912,” at conference of Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing held in Williamsburg, Va. July 2001.

    “Discipline and Narrative : History Books for Victorian Readers.”at conference of the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario, April 2001.

    “The Contested Terrain of Victorian History-writing: Perspectives from the Publishers' Archives” address at Mansfield College, Oxford, November 2000.

    “‘Having the histories done at home’: Publishing the Past in Victorian Britain.” address to the Edinburgh Book History Seminar, Centre for the History of the Book/Edinburgh University Library, University of Edinburgh, October 2000.

    “Academic History and the Publishing House: Two Late Victorian Cultures in Conflict.” at “Victorian Cultures” conference, held at the University of Hertfordshire (Hatfield) and sponsored by the organizers of a British Association for Victorian Studies, September 2000.

    “Historians and Histories: Contested Narratives of the Past in Victorian Britain.” at conference “Material Cultures: the book, the text and the archive,” organized by the Centre for the History of the Book in the University of Edinburgh, July 2000.

    “Book History Unbound: Transactions of the Written Word Made Public.” Canadian Journal of History (Summer 2003).

    “Academic discipline or literary genre?: The establishment of boundaries in historical writing,” in preparation.