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- University of Sheffield
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- history of knowledge, history of higher education, history of science, gender history, history of academic mobilities
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- About Me
I am a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Sheffield. My current research focuses on the role of classical scholarship, imagery, architecture and ideas in the emergence of modern science as a coherent body of knowledge in the late eighteenth and first half of the nineteenth centuries. A monograph, provisionally entitled The Classical Origins of Modern Science in Britain, is under contract with Oxford University Press.
I am also working on two other longer-term projects. The first is focused on reconstructing the historical knowledge-making networks of Britain’s literary and philosophical societies between 1781 and 1850.
The second, developed with colleagues at King’s College London, will explore the mobilities and experiences of students from Britain who travelled to study at European universities between 1688 and 2016.
Most recently – in 2017- I published my second monograph, Masculinity and Science in Britain, 1831-1918, with Palgrave Macmillan as part of their Genders and Sexualities in History series. It was longlisted for the 2018 Pickstone Prize for the best academic book in the history of science.
My first monograph – Generational Conflict and University Reform: Oxford in the Age of Revolution – was based on my doctoral research at the University of Oxford and appeared with Brill in 2012. It was jointly awarded the 2014 Kevin Brehony Prize for the best first book in the history of education.
- Recent Publications
- Ellis H (2017) Masculinity and Science in Britain, 1831-1918. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Ellis H (2012) Generational Conflict and University Reform Oxford in the Age of Revolution. Brill.
Edited Volumes and Journal Special Issues
- Ellis H (Ed.) (2019) Science, Technologies and Material Culture in the History of Educaton. Routledge.
- Ellis H & Kirchberger U (Ed.) (2014) Anglo-German Scholarly Networks in the Long Nineteenth Century. Leiden: Brill.
- Ellis H (Ed.) (2014) Juvenile Delinquency and the Limits of Western Influence, 1850-2000. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Selected Journal Articles
- Ellis H (2017) Editorial: Science, Technologies and Material Culture in the History of Education. History of Education, 46(2), 143-146.
- Ellis H (2017) Motivation, Identity and Collaboration in the Scholarly Networks of the British Empire, 1830-1930. Jahrbuch für Universitätsgeschichte, 18, 125-142.
- Ellis H (2016) Editorial – educational networks, educational identities: connecting national and global perspectives. Journal of Global History, 11(3), 313-319.
- Ellis H (2016) Marconi, masculinity and the heroic age of science: wireless telegraphy at the British Association meeting at Dover in 1899. History and Technology, 32(2), 120-136.
- Ellis H (2015) Foppish Masculinity, Generational Identity and the University Authorities in Eighteenth-Century Oxbridge. Cultural and Social History, 11(3), 367-384.
- Ellis H (2014) Knowledge, character and professionalisation in nineteenth-century British science. History of Education, 43(6), 777-792.
- Ellis H (2014) Thomas Arnold, Christian Manliness and the Problem of Boyhood. Journal of Victorian Culture, 19(4), 425-441.
- Christinidis G & Ellis H (2013) Introduction: the Humanities and Citizenship. Journal of the Knowledge Economy, 4(1), 1-5.
- Christinidis G & Ellis H (2013) Knowledge, Education, and Citizenship in a Pre- and Post-National Age. Journal of the Knowledge Economy, 4(1), 63-82.
- Ellis H (2013) Efficiency and counter-revolution: connecting university and civil service reform in the 1850s. History of Education, 42(1), 23-44.
- Ellis H (2012) Reconciling Classical and Christian Culture? Marcus Aurelius and his Meditations in Victorian Scholarship. New Voices in Classical Reception Studies, 7, 1-12.
- Ellis H (2011) ‘A Manly and Generous Discipline’?: Classical Studies and Generational Conflict in Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Oxford. History of Universities, 25(2), 143-172.
Selected Book Chapters
- Ellis H (2018) Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange between Scholars in Britain and the Empire, 1830–1914. In Jöns H, Meusberger P & Heffernan M (Ed.), Mobilities of Knowledge (pp. 141-155). Cham: Springer.
- Ellis H (2018) Men of Science: The British Association, Masculinity and the First World War. In Irish T & Chagnon M-E (Ed.), The Academic World in the Era of the Great War Palgrave Macmillan.
- Ellis H (2017) From the French Revolution to Tractarianism: Student Revolt and Generational Identity at the University of Oxford, 1800-1845 In Dhondt P & Boran E (Ed.), Student Revolt, City, and Society in Europe (pp. 136-151). Abingdon: Routledge.
- Ellis H (2016) Stoicism in Victorian Culture In Sellars J (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of the Stoic Tradition (pp. 319-330). London: Routledge.
- Ellis H (2015) ‘These Heroic Days’: Marxist Internationalism, Masculinity, and Young British Scientists, 1930s–40s In Pomfret D & Jobs R (Ed.), Transnational Histories of Youth in the Twentieth Century (pp. 70-91). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Ellis H (2014) Introduction: Constructing Juvenile Delinquency in a Global Context In Ellis HL (Ed.), Juvenile Delinquency and the Limits of Western Influence, 1850-2000 (pp. 1-16). Palgrave Macmillan
- Ellis H (2014) Enlightened Networks: Anglo-German Collaboration in Classical Scholarship In Ellis HL & Kichberger U (Ed.), Anglo-German Scholarly Networks in the Long Nineteenth Century (pp. 23-37). Leiden9789004253117: Brill Academic Publishers.
- Ellis H (2014) ‘Intercourse with Foreign Philosophers’: Anglo-German Collaboration and the British Association for the Advancement of Science In Ellis HL & Kirchberger U (Ed.), Anglo-German Scholarly Networks in the Long Nineteenth Century (pp. 176-194). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers.
- Ellis H (2012) National and Transnational Spaces: Academic Networks and Scholarly Transfer between Britain and Germany in the Nineteenth Century In Wenzlhuemer R & Loehr I (Ed.), The Nation State and Beyond Governing Globalization Processes in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (pp. 127-148). Cham: Springer Science & Business Media.
- Ellis H (2012) Elite Education and the Development of Mass Elementary Schooling in England, 1830-1930 In Brockliss LWB & Sheldon N (Ed.), Mass Education and the Limits of State Building, c.1870-1930 (pp. 46-70). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Ellis H (2011) ‘Boys, semi-men and bearded scholars’: The Importance of Maturity in the Construction of Oxford ‘Men’ in the Early Nineteenth Century In Brady S & Arnold JH (Ed.), What is Masculinity? Historical Dynamics from Antiquity to the Contemporary World (pp. 263-283). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Media Coverage
- Contributor to BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour (July 2014): https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b047zlc1; Review of Masculinity and Science in Britain, 1831-1918 by Danuta Kean for The Guardian (February 2017): https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/boo
- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- British Isles, England, Germany, United Kingdom, Western Europe
- Expertise by Chronology
- 18th century, 19th century, Modern
- Expertise by Topic
- Gender, Higher Ed, Material Culture, Migration & Immigration, Pedagogy, Science