Dr Ian Hesketh (Senior Research Fellow)
BA (Okanagan University College, Kelowna, BC), MA, PhD (York University, Toronto).
Telephone: (07) 334 67413
- The Science of History in Victorian Britain: Making the Past Speak (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2011).
- Of Apes and Ancestors: Evolution, Christianity, and the Oxford Debate (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009).
- Coedited with Knox Peden, “The Aesthetics of Scale,” theme issue for the Journal of the Philosophy of History, 9:2 (2015, in press).
- Assistant editor, The Oxford History of Historical Writing, gen. ed. Daniel Woolf, 5 vols (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011-2012).
Recent articles and book chapters
- “The Recurrence of the Evolutionary Epic,” Journal of the Philosophy of History 9:2 (2015, in press).
- Co-authored with Knox Peden, “The Aesthetics of Scale,” Journal of the Philosophy of History 9:2 (2015, in press).
- "Fanatical Hatred or Brotherly Love? Rethinking Freeman's Feud with Froude," in Making History: Edward Augustus Freeman and Victorian Cultural Politics, ed. Alex Bremner and Jonathan Conlin (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, in press).
- "A good Darwinian? Winwood Reade and the making of a late Victorian evolutionary epic," Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 51 (2015), 44-52..
- "The Story of Big History," History of the Present 4:2 (Fall 2014), 171-202.
- "Darwinian We Are Not: Counterfactualism as the Natural Course of History," History and Theory 53:3 (May 2014), 296-304.
- “‘History is Past Politics, and Politics Present History’: Who Said It?” Notes and Queries 61:1 (March 2014), 105-108.
- “Behold the (Anonymous) Man: J. R. Seeley and Ecce Homo,” Victorian Review 38 (Spring, 2012 ), 93-112.
- "Frederick Temple and the Essays and Reviews Controversy," in Cultural Olympians: Rugby School's Cultural Leaders, ed. Patrick Derham and John Taylor (Buckingham: University of Buckingham Press, 2013).
- “Writing History in Macaulay’s Shadow: J. R. Seeley, E. A. Freeman, and the Audience for Scientific History in Late Victorian Britain,” The Journal for the Canadian Historical Association 22:2 (2011): 30–56.
- “Weapons of Another Kind: Henry Thomas Buckle and the Case of Thomas Pooley,” Left History 15 (Fall/Winter 2011): 87–110.
- “Diagnosing Froude’s Disease: Boundary Work and the Discipline of History in Late-Victorian Britain,” History and Theory 47 (October 2008): 373–95.