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
(919) 668-1695


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

Fall 2018

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