The primary purpose of H-Albion is to enable historians more easily to discuss research interests, teaching methods and the state of historiography. H-Albion is especially interested in methods of teaching history to graduate and undergraduate students in diverse settings.

Recent Content

CFP: Panel on Colonial Markets/Business/Decolonization for NACBS 2019

I am looking to form a panel on colonial markets, and/or business and British decolonization.  I'm particularly interested in people working on the ways in which business shaped and was shaped by the processes of decolonization.  Papers might include the role of "indigenization" of businesses in Africa, Asia, and the West Indies; shifting trade relations, particularly the development of South-South relations; nationalization and its enemies, etc....

My own paper will examine the emergence of public relations in the 1950s and 1960s in the management of decolonization.

CFP: Panel on Smuggling for NACBS

I am organizing a panel exploring the early modern clandestine world of smuggling and mercantile frauds to propose for NACBS in Vancouver (2019). The panel is broadly conceived to include a range of perspectives on smuggling, including its global and Atlantic connections, the movement of particular commodities, the organization and practices of trafficking networks, and government and judicial responses.


John Bennett Shank
Michael Nauenberg

Nauenberg on Shank, 'Before Voltaire: The French Origins of "Newtonian" Mechanics, 1680-1715'

John Bennett Shank. Before Voltaire: The French Origins of "Newtonian" Mechanics, 1680-1715. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 464 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-50932-7.

Reviewed by Michael Nauenberg (University of California, Santa Cruz (emeritus)) Published on H-Albion (February, 2019) Commissioned by Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth (Red Deer College)

Registration Open: Collective Wisdom: Collecting in the Early Modern Academy, Society of Antiquaries of London, 1-2 April 2019


1 and 2 April 2019
Antiquarian 'Science' in the Scholarly Society
Society of Antiquaries of London
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE

Full fee: £100 including lunch. Student/Concessions: £50 including lunch.