Dr. Ben Anderson

Title: Modern History
Phone: (+44)1782 733611
Email: [email protected]
Location: CBB1.063
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I joined Keele in September 2012, having previously taught at the University of Gloucestershire, and the University of Manchester. My research training was also at Manchester, from where I gained my MA in 2007 and PhD in 2011. This examined cultures of mountain leisure in England and Germany, 1890-1914.

I am interested in the changing fabric of European urban cultures during the nineteenth- and twentieth-centuries. In particular, my research examines what happened when urban cultures emerged in rural spaces, how and why conflicts emerged amongst those involved, and what this can tell us about European urbanism more broadly. Where appropriate, I explore the benefits of applying ideas gained from cultural geography and leisure studies to questions of historical change. My doctoral research has recently been awarded two significant prizes in Environmental History and Sports History, and I am now writing my monograph, Modern Natures: Mountain Leisure and Urban Culture in England and Germany, c. 1885-1918.

I am also developing new research projects, including a history of Sunburn, Health, Politics and the Environment in the Ozone Crisis, the place of the Ski-Resort in Cold-War European History, and youth cultures in the mid-late twentieth century.

Recipient of the 'Sport in History Article Prize 2014' for Partnership or Co-operation? (see below).

Recipient of the 'European Society for Environmental History Article Prize 2013' for The Construction of an Alpine Landscape (see below).

Book: Modern Natures: Mountain Leisure and Urban Culture in fin-de-siècle England and Germany (Palgrave MacMillan, Forthcoming 2017).

 

Selected Publications

  • Anderson B. 2016. Alpine Agency: Locals, Mountaineers and Tourism in the Eastern Alps, c. 1860-1914. Rural History: economy, society, culture, vol. 27(1), 61-78.
  • Anderson B. 2014. The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment by P.H.Hansen.
  • Anderson B. 2013. Partnership or Co-operation? Family, Politics and Strenuousness in the pre-First World War Co-operative Holidays Association. Sport in History, vol. 33(3), 260-281.
  • Anderson B. 2012. The construction of an alpine landscape: building, representing and affecting the Eastern Alps, c. 1885-1914. Journal of Cultural Geography, vol. 29(2), 155-183.
  • Anderson B. 2011. A liberal countryside? The Manchester Ramblers' Federation and the "social readjustment" of urban citizens, 1929-1936. Urban History, vol. 38(1), 84-102.

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Journal Articles

  • Anderson B. 2016. Alpine Agency: Locals, Mountaineers and Tourism in the Eastern Alps, c. 1860-1914. Rural History: economy, society, culture, vol. 27(1), 61-78.
  • Anderson B. 2013. Partnership or Co-operation? Family, Politics and Strenuousness in the pre-First World War Co-operative Holidays Association. Sport in History, vol. 33(3), 260-281.
  • Anderson B. 2012. The construction of an alpine landscape: building, representing and affecting the Eastern Alps, c. 1885-1914. Journal of Cultural Geography, vol. 29(2), 155-183.
  • Anderson B. 2011. A liberal countryside? The Manchester Ramblers' Federation and the "social readjustment" of urban citizens, 1929-1936. Urban History, vol. 38(1), 84-102.

Other

  • Anderson B. 2014. The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment by P.H.Hansen.

In general, I teach on all aspects of Modern European Teaching. Modules vary, but I have taught:

 

HIS10034 - Histories of the Extraordinary and Everyday

HIS10029 – Modern History.

HIS10030 – Historical Treatment and Writing.

HIS20067 – Sources and Debates.

HIS20075 – Right-Wing Movements in Interwar Europe.

HIS20078 – Power in the Modern World.

HIS20074 - The Holocaust.

HIS30103 – Dissertation for History.

HIS30118 – Urban Lives in Modern Europe, 1890-1914.

HIS30119 – Urban Lives in Modern Europe, 1918-1939.

 

I also teach modules and seminars at MA and MRes levels.