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Martin J. Wiener

Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of History

Email: wiener [] rice.edu Phone: x2886  Office: 334 Humanities

On Leave 2011/2012 - National Humanities Center Fellow

Education

  • Ph.D. Harvard University, 1967
  • B.A. Brandeis University, 1962

Areas of Interest

  • Great Britain 1500- present
  • British Empire
  • Crime and punishment in Britain and the Empire

Graduate Teaching

Dr. Wiener does not take graduate students in British history who seek him as dissertation director. However, he does teach graduate courses in the department as needed, and directs graduate reading in modern British history and British empire history. He is glad to serve as a general field examiner or member of a dissertation committee for graduate students in the department when that fits their interests. He has served, and is serving, on dissertation committees in English

Selected Publications

  • English Culture and the Decline of the Industrial Spirit, 1850-1980 (Cambridge, 2004)
  • Men of Blood: Violence, Manliness, and Criminal Justice in Victorian England (Cambridge, 2004)
  • An Empire on Trial: Race, Murder, and Justice under British Rule, 1870-1935 (Cambridge, 2008)
Men of Blood: Violence, Manliness,
and Criminal Justice in Victorian
England
(2004)
English Culture and the
Decline of the Industrial
Spirit
(2004)

Current  CV