William Meier

Associate Professor and Chair of History
Reed Hall 308A

w.meier@tcu.edu | 817-257-5882

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University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D., 2009

Courses Taught

HIST 70403 Readings in Modern Europe [graduate seminar]
HIST 50970 Directed Study in European Military History
HIST/ENGL 50133 Radical Victorians – Seminar in Literature and History
HIST 49973 History Major Seminar
HIST 30573 British Empire and Commonwealth, 1857-1975
HIST 30553 Ireland since 1600
HIST 30543 Twentieth-Century Britain
HIST 30513 England & Great Britain since 1603
HIST 20223 Modernization & its Discontents: Europe 1789-Present (Honors)
HIST 10223 Modernization & its Discontents: Europe 1789-Present

Areas of Focus

Modern Britain, Ireland, and British Empire; history of crime and terrorism

Property Crime in London, 1850-Present (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)

“Going on the Hoist: Women, Work, and Shoplifting in London, c. 1890-1940.” Journal of British Studies 50, No. 2 (April 2011): 410-433

Guest co-editor with Ian Campbell Ross, Eire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies, 49: 1&2 (Spring/Summer 2014) Special Issue on Irish Crime since 1921

“The Invention of Terrorism in Victorian Britain”: North American Conference on British Studies, Little Rock, Arkansas, November 2015.

“ ‘Done on the Regular Irish Model’: Perceptions of Terrorism and Revolutionary Crime in India, 1890-1914”: North American Conference on British Studies, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 9, 2014.

“Drugs in Twentieth-Century Britain”: invited lecture to the University of Texas British Studies Program, Austin, Texas, October 3, 2014. Listen at: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/progs/britishstudies/Lectures/Audio-Recordings.php

Invited Seminar Leader, “Political Violence at Home and Abroad”: Midwest Victorian Studies Association Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 12, 2014.

“Making Dangerous Drugs in the British Empire, c. 1880-1925”: North American Conference on British Studies, Portland, Oregon, November 2013.

“‘How to Speak French to a Terrorist’: European Lessons for British Anti-Terrorism, c. 1970-2000”: Britain and the World Conference of the British Scholar Society, Austin, Texas, March 2013.

“Scene of the Explosion: Picturing the Fenian Dynamite Campaign in Illustrated Periodicals, 1881-85”: Research Society for Victorian Periodicals Conference, Austin, Texas, September 14-15, 2012.