Jeremy Black (historian)

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Jeremy Black

Years active1984-
Known forEighteenth Century British Foreign Policy, Historiography

Jeremy Black MBE (born 30 October 1955) is a British historian and a professor of history at the University of Exeter. He is a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia. He is the author of over 100 books, principally but not exclusively on 18th-century British politics and international relations, and has been described as "the most prolific historical scholar of our age". [1]

University of Exeter public research university located in South West England, United Kingdom

The University of Exeter is a public research university in Exeter, Devon, South West England, United Kingdom. It was founded and received its Royal Charter in 1955, although its predecessor institutions, St Luke's College, Exeter School of Science, Exeter School of Art, and the Camborne School of Mines were established in 1838, 1855, 1863, and 1888 respectively. In post-nominals, the University of Exeter is abbreviated as Exon., and is the suffix given to honorary and academic degrees from the university.

Foreign Policy Research Institute organization

The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is an American think tank based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By its own description it is "devoted to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests."



Black graduated from Queens' College, Cambridge, with a starred first and then did postgraduate work at St John's and Merton Colleges, Oxford.

Queens College, Cambridge college of the University of Cambridge

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St Johns College, Oxford college of the University of Oxford

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He taught at Durham University from 1980 as a lecturer, then professor, before moving to Exeter University in 1996. He has lectured extensively in Australasia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and the U.S..

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He was editor of Archives, journal of the British Records Association, from 1989 to 2005. [2] He has served on the Council of the British Records Association (1989–2005); the Council of the Royal Historical Society (1993–1996 and 1997–2000); and the Council of the List and Index Society (from 1997). He has sat on the editorial boards of History Today , International History Review, Journal of Military History , Media History and the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute (now the RUSI Journal ). He is an advisory fellow of the Barsanti Military History Center at the University of North Texas.

British Records Association organization

The British Records Association is a British learned society founded in 1932 concerned with historic records and archives. It is a registered charity. It issues a journal, Archives, and other publications; hosts conferences and seminars; and undertakes other activities to promote the care and preservation of archives and the interests of archive users at a national level. Membership is open to all, and the association therefore plays a particular role as a forum which brings together owners of archives, academic and amateur documentary researchers, archivists and librarians, and institutions and societies concerned with archives.

Royal Historical Society historical society based in London, England

The Royal Historical Society is a learned society of the United Kingdom which advances scholarly studies of history.

The List and Index Society (L&IS) is a learned society that publishes editions and calendars of historical records and occasional monographs.

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The Society for Military History is a United States-based international organization of scholars who research, write, and teach military history of all time periods and places. It includes naval history, air power history, and studies of technology, ideas, and homefronts. It publishes the quarterly refereed Journal of Military History.


Black has authored over 90 books: [4] a full list is available on his website. [5] In 2011, Black presented a lecture on "London History" for The Marc Fitch Lectures. [6]

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  1. Reed 2004, p. 31.
  2. Reed 2004.
  3. "Samuel Eliot Morison Prize previous winners". Society for Military History . Retrieved December 25, 2017.
  4. "About Jeremy" . Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  5. "Jeremy's Publications" . Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  6. "Metropolis: Mapping the City By Jeremy Black" . Retrieved 16 May 2017.

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