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Mark Salber Phillips

Emeritus Professor (cross appointed ICSLAC)

Degrees:B.A. (Harvard), M.A. (University of California, Berkeley), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2830
Office:201L St. Patrick's Building

Research Interests

  • Intellectual History, history and theory of historical representation
  • “historical distance” and the relationship between revolutions and European historical thought in the Renaissance, Enlightenment, and the late-twentieth century

Selected Honours and Awards

2009 Visiting Professor, History Department, Kin’s College, University of London
2009 Visiting Fellow, Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University
2008 Visiting Fellow, Yale Centre for British Art
2007 Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
2007 Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, Humanities Research Centre
2006-07 Research Achievement Award, Carleton University
2005-08 SSHRCC Research Grant

Select Publications

“On the Advantage and Disadvantage of Sentimental History for Life,” reprinted from History Workshop Journal 2008 in Affect and Historical Reenactment. Ed. Iain McCalman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009.

“Relocating Inwardness: Historical Distance and the Transition from Enlightenment to Romantic Historiography,” reprinted from PMLA 2003, in The Modern Historiography Reader: Western Sources. Ed. Adam Budd. Abingdon: Routledge, 2009. 106-117.

“Contesting Time, Place, and Nation in the First People’s Hall of The Canadian Museum of Civilization.” In Race and Empire in Public Space [provisional title], edited by Lisa Mayer Knauer and Daniel Walkowitz. Duke University Press, 2008. (with Ruth Phillips).

“‘The Most Eminent Philosopher and Historian of His Time’: Hume’s History of England. In Blackwell’s Companion to David Hume, edited by Elizabeth Radcliffe, Oxford: Blackwell, 2008. 406-22.

(ed. with Gordon Schochet) Questions of Tradition: Exploring the Concept of Tradition Across the Disciplines. University of Toronto Press, 2004.

Society and Sentiment: the Genres of Historical Writing in Britain 1740-1820, Princeton University Press, 2000.