Department of History

John Harvey

Associate Professor of History

Editorial Board Member, Historical Reflections (2011-)

EducationJohn Harvey

B.A., International Relations/Hist. Minor, Dickinson College, 1985
Master of Arts, George Washington University, 1993
Ph.D., Penn State University, Dec. 2003


Dr. Harvey teaches classes in European and trans-Atlantic history, with an intellectual and cultural concentration.

Among course he has taught:

  • Imperialism (HIST 101)
  • Fascism (Honors 260)
  • Western Civ. II (HIST 211)
  • Crisis of the European Mind (HIST 334)
  • Britain and Its Empire (HIST 380)
  • The Horror of History (HIST 380)
  • Europe in World War I; Europe in World War II (HIST 408 and HIST 409)
  • The Holocaust (HIST 411)
  • HIST 610: Historical Methods [Graduate]

Research Interests

Dr. Harvey’s research interests vary across Central European topics and French-speaking Western Europe.  He is especially interested in trans-Atlantic intellectual ties in the twentieth century.  Among current works is a study of Anglo-American television culture as is developed in the 1980s.

Selected Publications

"The Lamentations of Jameson and Clio’s ‘Critical Eye.’" H-France Salon 7 (2015), Issue 20, #3, pp. 1-16. 

"Introduction: Robert Roswell Palmer: A Transatlantic Journey of American Liberalism," and "'History Written with a Little Spite': Palmer, Brinton, and an American Debate on the French Revolution," Historical Reflections 37 (2011): 1-17 and 38-55.

"Internationale Bibliographie."Von der Arbeit des Historiker. Ein Worterbuch zu Theorie und Praxis der Geschichtswissenschaft, eds. Mario Wimmer & Anne Kwaschik. Berlin: Transcript Verlag, 2010: 111-116.

"The Nation, Progress and European Identity in The Rise of Modern Europe." Nationalizing the Past. Historians as Nation Builders in Modern Europe, eds. Stefan Berger and Chris Lorenz. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2010: 480-499.

"Bernard Fay." French Historians, 1900-2000: New Historical Writing in Twentieth-Century France, eds. Philip Daileader and Philip Whalen. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010: 202-217.

"History and the Social Sciences." Writing History Theory & Practice, eds. Stefan Berger, Heiko Feldner, Kevin Passmore. Second Edition. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2010: 81-107.


Faculty Research Grants, St. Cloud State University, 2005.

Central Minnesota Arts Board and SCSU Grant, Television Lecture Project, 2011.

Connect with SCSU