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Cogswell, Thomas E
Professor of History
Anxious to delay the seemingly inevitable slide from undergraduate degree to law school, Cogswell fled to graduate school. Yet the temporary refuge unexpectedly turned into a steady job, after the Fulbright Commission underwrote two years of research in London. Subsequently he has taught at Kentucky and Harvard before coming to UCR in 1999. He has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Humanities Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Huntington Library, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and Wadham College, Oxford. After completing his latest book, Buckingham's Commonwealth: Faction, Ideology and the Transformation of Early Stuart England, he will examine early modern political culture, thus further postponing those introductory classes on property law and personal injury.
University of Kentucky
2008 University of California, President's Research Fellowship in Humanities
British history, especially the early modern period.
Cogswell has published The Blessed Revolution: English Politics and the Coming of War, 1621-1624 (Cambridge, 1989); Home Divisions: Aristocracy, the State and Provincial Conflict (Stanford, 1998); and an edited book, Politics, Religion, and Popularity in Early Stuart Britain (Cambridge, 2002). In addition to articles in the Historical Journal; the Journal of British History; the English Historical Review; History, the Journal of Modern History, and the Huntington Library Quarterly, he also published several essays in edited collections, one of which won a prize from the North American Conference of British Studies.