Philip J. Stern

Philip J. Stern

Gilhuly Family Professor

External address: 
History Dept, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719
Phone: 
(919) 668-1695

Overview

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.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Columbia University 2004

  • M.Phil., Columbia University 2001

  • M.A., Columbia University 1999

  • B.A., Wesleyan University 1997

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.

Pages

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, 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. "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)

Pages

Fall 2018

Focusing Prep Port Prelim Cert (HISTORY 704S)
Class Bldg 229, Th 01:25 PM-03:55 PM

Spring 2018

Topics In History Seminar (HISTORY 590S)
Law School 4000, F 11:45 AM-01:35 PM

Fall 2017

Topics In History Seminar (HISTORY 590S)
Law School 4000, F 11:45 AM-01:35 PM
Focusing Prep Port Prelim Cert (HISTORY 704S)
Keohane 4D 201 SEM, Tu 01:25 PM-03:55 PM

Spring 2017

Tudor/stuart Britain (HISTORY 269)
West Duke 08A, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

Fall 2016

Focusing Prep Port Prelim Cert (HISTORY 704S)
Carr 229, Tu 01:25 PM-03:55 PM

Spring 2014

Rdngs Empr/colonial Encounters (HISTORY 790S-10)
Carr 242, Tu 06:15 PM-08:45 PM