University of Missouri


Theodore Koditschek

Ph.D., Princeton University
area: Modern British social and imperial history
office: 209 Read Hall
phone: 573-882-9457

B.A. Rutgers University, 1973
M.A. Princeton University, 1975
Ph.D. Princeton University, 1981

Theodore Koditschek publishes and teaches in the following areas 1) Modern British social and imperial history. 2) The history of the social sciences and social thought. He has secondary interests in the rise of capitalism during the early modern period, and in general modern European history and historiography.

Professor Koditschek's first book, Class Formation in Urban Industrial Society: Bradford, 1750-1850, (Cambridge University Press) won the Herbert Baxter Adams and Robert Livingston Schuyler Prizes of the American Historical Association. Since then he has published numerous articles, a co-edited volume, and, most recently, Liberalism, Imperialism and the Historical Imagination: Nineteenth Century Visions of a Greater Britain (Cambridge University Press), which won the Peter Stansky Prize of the North American Conference on British Studies.

In the History Department, Professor Koditschek teaches a variety of courses on British and imperial history. For the Honors College he has developed a two-course introductory sequence in the social sciences. The first semester focuses on modernization, the family, the market and the state. The second semester focuses on globalization and identity.

Professor Koditschek serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Regional and Local History. At MU, he has been chair of the University Library Committee. He currently serves on the advisory board of the Life Sciences and Society Program, and participates in interdisciplinary workshops in evolutionary studies, science studies and eighteenth and nineteenth century studies.


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Professor Koditschek
Professor Koditschek


book jacket
Class Formation and Urban Industrial Society

book jacket
Liberalism, Imperialism, and the Historical Imagination