July 30: Wm. Roger Louis on Dimensions of Empire: The Oxford University Press

In Conjunction with the Eighth International Seminar on Decolonization,

A public lecture by 

Seminar Director Wm. Roger Louis of the University of Texas at Austin:

“Dimensions of Empire: The Oxford University Press” 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 4 p.m. in Room LJ119, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress

Wm. Roger Louis is completing work on Volume 3 of the official history of the Oxford University Press, covering 1896 through 1970, the period of the exponential growth of the press and its expansion to many parts of the British Empire. He directs the British Studies program at the University of Texas at Austin, was the executive editor of the five-volumeOxford History of the British Empire, and is the author of acclaimed books on empire and decolonization, including Imperialism at Bay, 1941-1945 (1977); The British Empire in the Middle East, 1945-1951 (1984); and Ends of British Imperialism: The Scramble for Empire, Suez and Decolonization: Collected Essays (2006). A past president of the American Historical Association, he is Founding Director of the Association’s National History Center, the co-sponsor of this event with the John W. Kluge Center of the Libra ry of Congress.

Reception to follow.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not necessary.

For more information please e-mail mbarber@historians.org.