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William R. Kenan Professor of History
Areas of expertise: British intellectuals, Winston Churchill, history of the book, history of modern Britain, history of publishing, history of reading, George Orwell
Jonathan Rose is the William R. Kenan Professor of History. His fields of study are British history, intellectual history and the history of the book. He served as the founding president of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, and as the president of the Northeast Victorian Studies Association. His book, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes, won the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History, the Longman-History Today Historical Book of the Year Prize and the British Council Prize. He also published The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor, A Companion to the History of the Book, The Holocaust and the Book: Destruction and Preservation, The Revised Orwell, British Literary Publishing Houses 1820-1965 and The Edwardian Temperament 1895-1919. He is co-editor of Book History, which won the Council of Editors of Learned Journals award for the Best New Journal of 1999. He held visiting appointments at the University of Cambridge and Princeton University and he reviews books for the The Times Literary Supplement and the Daily Telegraph.