H14-1858. Baer, Marc. Papers, 1984. 1 folder.
Marc B. Baer has been a professor of history at Hope College since 1983. He received his B.S. degree from Iowa State University in 1967, M.A. degree from the University of Iowa in 1971, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Iowa in 1976. Baer specializes in modern British history. His regular courses include British and Irish History to 1700, British and Irish History since 1700, Modern Imperialism and the History Seminar. He also teaches in the Cultural Heritage (Introduction to Modern European History), and Senior Seminar (Exploring Faith and Calling) programs, and on occasion the History Workshop. His research focuses on the cultural, social and political history of Britain—especially London—since the late 18th century, and on Christianity in modern Britain. Baer’s first book, Theatre and Disorder in Late Georgian London (Oxford University Press, 1992), uses the longest-running theatre riot in British history to unpack the relationship between theatrical and political cultures. His second book, The Rise and Fall of Radical Westminster, 1780-1890 (PalgraveMacmillan, 2012), is a cultural and political study of the West End of London between the French Revolution and World War I. His third book, Mere Believers: How Eight Faithful Lives Changed the Course of History (Wipf and Stock, 2013), represents the first of two projected books on major Christian figures in Britain ca. 1750-1950. Besides his teaching and research, Baer helps organize the Hope College Veritas Forum and was the founding director of the College’s Pew Society (now named Kleisis), which equips Hope students to consider and prepare for graduate school and university teaching careers. The collection includes the publication The Pre-Industrial City: Population and Society in Renaissance Florence (1984), published by the Laboratory for Political Research at the University of Iowa as An Instruction Manual from the Social Sciences Curriculum Project. (B)
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