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Dr. Eric Tenbus

Wood 136C
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Fall 2012 Office Hours: MW 2:00-3:00PM and TR 11:00AM-Noon

Hometown: Vero Beach, Florida

Ph.D. in British History                     Florida State University
MA in Modern European History     Florida State University
MA in Mass Communication             Florida State University
BA in Professional Writing               Carnegie Mellon University

Teaching Areas:
British and Irish History; History of the Middle East; Nineteenth-Century Europe

Research Interests:
Public Houses and Brewing in Late Georgian Britain
Religious History in Victorian Britain

My first book examined the changing identity of Roman Catholicism in England and Wales in the second half of the nineteenth century. My new research involves examining the changing role of public houses and alcohol use before and after the consequential Beer Act of 1830.

Courses Taught:
Modern Britain and the Empire
England to 1689
History of Ireland
Nineteenth-Century Europe
Imperial Britain Graduate Seminar
Victorian Britain Graduate Seminar
Myth, Memory and Reality: Victorian Britain
Myth, Memory and Reality: Ireland
The Irish Diaspora to Europe and the Americas
Medieval Islamic World
Modern Middle East
Modern Middle East Graduate Seminar
Islam and the World
Modern World History
Early Modern World History
U.S. History Since 1877
Writing in the Social Sciences

“’Bound by the Wrongs We Have Done in the Past’: English Catholics and the Anti-Slavery Movement in Victorian Britain,” Recusant History v. 31, n. 1 (May 2012): 85-98.

English Catholics and the Education of the Poor, 1847-1902. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2010.

“Defending the Faith Through Education: The Catholic Case for Parental and Civil Rights in Victorian Britain," History of Education Quarterly v. 48, No. 3 (August 2008): 432-51.

"We Fight for the Cause of God: English Catholics, the Education of the Poor, and the Transformation of Catholic Identity in Victorian Britain" Journal of British Studies v. 46, n. 4 (October 2007): 861-83.

"In Fits and Starts: The Evolution of Elementary Education in Victorian Britain," The Human Tradition in Modern Britain, eds. Caroline J. Litzenberger and Eileen Groth Lyon (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006).

"The Rector’s Radicals: Young Ireland, John Henry Newman, and the Question of Education" Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, 1750-1850 Selected Papers 2000 (2002): 403-11.

"Crisis in Ireland: The Tenure of Lord Fitzwilliam, 1794-1795," Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, 1750-1850 Selected Papers 1998 (1998): 149-57.

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Pages: Charles Dickens, George Eliot, George Orwell, Ayn Rand, Tony Horwitz, Hunter S. Thompson, Bill Bryson, P. J. O’Rourke, William F. Buckley, Jr., Victor Davis Hanson, Jonah Goldberg, P.G. Wodehouse

Odds and Ends: Traveling, the Dodgers and the Steelers, FSU, Fantasy Football, Home-brewing, Film Noir, Inspector Morse, the Dingle Peninsula, Jeeves & Wooster, the Scottish highlands, Mathew Street in Liverpool, Monty Python and the Young Ones, Tweed, Star Trek—the Original Series, Traditional Pubs, and The Who.