Philip J. Stern
Gilhuly Family Professor
My work focuses on the history of Britain and the British Empire, particularly in the early modern period (loosely defined). My first book, The Company-State, is a political and intellectual history of the English East India Company in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. I am currently working on or planning projects related to the history of the corporation in the British Empire, eighteenth-century British overseas exploration and cartography, the historiography of British India, early modern economic thought, the history of companies and colonization, and digital and data visualization approaches to the problem of colonial sovereignty.
Stern, P. "Companies and Colonization." In Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450,edited by T Benjamin. Macmillan, Gale, Thomson, 2006.
Stern, P. "Middle East and India." In Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450,edited by T Benjamin. Macmillan, Gale, Thomson, 2006.
Stern, P. "Enlightenment and Empire." In Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450,edited by T Benjamin. Macmillan, Gale, Thomson, 2006.
Stern, P. "Governors-General and Viceroys." In A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Thought in English,edited by D Johnson and P Poddar. Edinburgh University Press, 2005.
Stern, P. "’Rescuing the Age from a Charge of Ignorance’: Gentility, Knowledge, and the British Exploration of Africa in the Later Eighteenth Century." In A New Imperial History: Culture, Identity and Modernity in Britain and the Empire, 1660-1840,edited by K Wilson. Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Stern, PJ. "The History and Historiography of the English East India Company: Past, Present..and Future!." History Compass 7, no. 4 (2009). (Academic Article)
Stern, PJ. "Caribbean Exchanges: Slavery and the Transformation of English Society, 1640-1700." SOCIAL HISTORY 34, no. 3 (2009): 362-364. Full Text
Stern, P. "Introduction: Rethinking Institutional Transformations in the Making of Modern Empire in Company South India." Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 9, no. 2 (October 2008). (Academic Article)
Stern, P. "'A Politie of Civill & Military Power’: Political Thought and the Late Seventeenth-Century Foundations of the East India Company-State." Journal of British Studies 47, no. 2 (April 2008): 253-283. (Academic Article)
Stern, P. "Posmodern Gandhi and Other Essays; Gandhi in the World and at Home, by Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph." Journal of British Studies 46 (June 2007). (Review)
Stern, P. "Politics and Ideology in the Early East India Company-State: The Case of St. Helena, 1673-1696." Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 35, no. 1 (March 2007): 1-23. (Academic Article)
Stern, P. "The Global Eighteenth Century, edited by Felicity Nussbaum." Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 8 (2007). (Review)
Stern, P. "British Asia and British Atlantic: Comparisons and Connections." William and Mary Quarterly 63, no. 4 (October 2006): 693-712. (Academic Article)
Stern, P. "Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, 1750-1850, by Maya Jasanoff." William and Mary Quarterly 63 (April 2006). (Review)
Stern, P. "Forging the Raj: Essays on British India in the Heyday of Empire, by Thomas R. Metcalf and The Lion and the Tiger: The Rise and Fall of the British Raj, by Denis Judd." Victorian Studies 49 (2006). (Review)