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Dr William J. Ashworth Bsc (Hons), MA, PhD

Reader in History History


    Personal Statement

    My research interests include the history of industrialisation, science, technology and finance in England 1640 to 1850. I am currently working on a book reinterpreting industrialisation in Britain between 1640 and 1860 within a global context. I am particularly interested in the role of the state, regulation and protectionism.

    Prizes or Honours

    • Visiting Scholar at Harvard University (History of Science Department at Harvard University, 2001)

    Funded Fellowships

    • Elected Faculty Guest (the Centre de Recherches Historiques, Paris , 2012)
    • Senior Fellow at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Massachusetts Insti (The Dibner Institute, 2001)

    Other Personal Distinctions

    • The Lion Award (Student Union, 2011)
    • Derek Price Award (History of Science Society, 1997)