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British Academy Fellows

Record for: O'BRIEN, Professor Michael (13/04/1948-06/05/2015)

Post: Professor of American Intellectual History, University of Cambridge

Specialisms: The intellectual history of the USA since the late 18th century; transatlantic influences, the American South, historical narrative, Romanticism, and gender

Professor of History University of Arkansas (1985-1987)
Shriver Professor of History Miami University (1987-2002)

Principal publications:
Mrs. Adams in Winter: A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon, 2010
Conjectures of Order: Intellectual Life and the American South, 1810-1860 (2 vols), 2004
Rethinking the South: Essays in Intellectual History, 1988
The Idea of the American South, 1920-1941, 1979

Elected to the Fellowship: 2008 § H10