Mark has edited a variety of texts for me over the past ten years—from blog posts for a general audience to scholarly articles and edited volumes. He is a great editor with a great sense not only for language, but also for different audiences and their needs. Mark does not hesitate to provide critical feedback and my texts have greatly benefited from this. His questions and his attention to precise wording, formatting detail, and consistency always added clarity to my prose and helped me sharpen my arguments.
Here are the history courses I have taught in and around Washington, DC, in the past twenty years or so.
Courses at George Mason University, since 2006
- Hist 100: Western Civilization — I have taught many different versions of this course, though not recently. Trained in European history and with only one semester to work with each time, I tended to focus on the early modern and modern eras, although sometimes I ranged further back. Glimpses of various experiments dealing with this difficult course can be seen in blog posts tagged Hist100. Another relevant tag is historical thinking. Some syllabuses: Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2013.
- Hist 314: History of Germany in the 19th and 20th Centuries — Each iteration of this course has been different, too, as I continue to learn and as our own times and needs change: Fall 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2011, Fall 2010.
- Hist 388: Approaches to European Military History
- Hist 388: The Great War
- Hist 499: Gender and Class in Modern Europe
- Hist 606: Themes in European History II
- Hist 635: Germany in the Age of Extremes
- Hist 635: War and Society in Modern Europe
Courses at Georgetown University, 2000-2009
- Hist 033: Themes in European Civilization I
- Hist 034: Themes in European Civilization II
- Hist 332: War and Society in Modern Europe
Image credit: “Germany after the Peace Treaty of 1919,” H. G. Wells, Outline of History, Wikimedia Commons