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Tillman W. Nechtman

Email: tnechtma@skidmore.edu Address: 177 Parkhurst Rd. Wilton, NY 12831 Phone: (518) 587-6950



Current Position



Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

September 2005-Present Assistant Professor of History, Britain and the British Imperial World

Courses taught in:

•History

•Asian Studies

•Environmental Studies

•Law and Society

•International Affairs




Education

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Ph.D., British Imperial History, May 2005

Dissertation: Nabobs: Defining the British Nation and the Indian Empire in the Late

Eighteenth Century, 2 November 2004 (Defense Date)
MA in History, Awarded with Distinction, 10 September 2002

Field Exams: •British India, 1600-1947

•The First British Empire, 1500-1800

•The British Atlantic, 1500-1750

•Eighteenth-Century Aesthetic Theory


The Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California

MA in History, British Imperial History, 15 May 1999



Thesis: Imperial Citizen: Warren Hastings and the Formation of an Anglo-Imperial Identity
Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Washington, D.C.

Bachelor of Science of Foreign Service, Cum Laude, 24 May 1997



Major: European History and Diplomacy
•Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, España

European History, September 1995-June 1996



Publications



Monographs

Nabobs: The Struggle for Empire and Nation in Late-Eighteenth-Century Britain. In progress.



Volume Chapters
•“Untamed Empire: Domesticating Imperial Animals in Metropolitan Britain, 1759-1830,” in Animals in History.

Edited through the German Historical Institute. Bonn, Germany: Schöningh, Forthcoming, 2007.


Academic Articles
•“Nabobs Revisited: A Cultural History of British Imperialism and the Indian Questions in Late-Eighteenth-Century

Britain,” in History Compass. 4:4 (2006): 645-667.

•“Nabobinas: Sexual Commerce and the British Empire in South Asia in the Late-Eighteenth Century,” in The Journal

of Women’s History. 18:4 (December 2006).

•“A Jewel in the Crown or a Diamond in the Rough? Indian Wealth in Domestic Britain in the Late-Eighteenth

Century,” in The Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies. Forthcoming, Summer 207.

Academic Reviews
•Review of Frank Palmeri, editor. Humans and Other Animals in Eighteenth-Century British Culture: Representation,

Hybridity, Ethics. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press, 2006 in The Journal of British Studies. (Forthcoming).

•Review of Paul R. Deslandes. Oxbridge Men: British Masculinity and the Undergraduate Experience, 1850-1920.

Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2005 in The Journal of British Studies. 45:1 (January 2006): 218-219.

•Review of Wendy Parkins, editor. Dress. Gender, Citizenship: Fashioning the Body Politic. New York: Berg, 2002

in Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 32:5 (July-August 2003): 681-683.

Conferences and Presentations

•Skidmore College Alumni Association of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 16 May 2007

“Animals in History: A Zoological History of Eighteenth-Century Britain”

•Skidmore College Board of Trustees Annual Retreat, Tarrytown, NY, October 2006

“Life on the Color Line: Race as an Historical Construct and a Social Reality”

•North American Conference on British Studies: Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 2005

“Nabobs: Material Culture and the Complexity of Anglo-Imperial Identity in the Late-Eighteenth Century”

•German Historical Institute Conference on Animals in History, Köln, Germany, May 2005

“Untamed Animals: Domesticating Imperial Animals in Metropolitan Britain, 1759-1830”

•University of California at Berkeley Center for British Studies Conference on Culture and Politics, Berkeley, CA,



January 2005

“Imperial Zoology: Nabobs and the Animals of British South Asia in the Late-Eighteenth Century”

•North American Conference on British Studies: Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 2004

“Fair Adventurers and British Beauties: Scandalous Marriages in Eighteenth-Century British India”

•Pacific Coast Conference on British History: Annual Meeting, Berkeley, CA, March 2004

“‘These Fungus’s of Asia’: Nabobs, Metropolitan Fears, and the Indian Empire”

•Social Science History Association: Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, November 2003

“Nabobinas: Gender, Luxury, and Empire in Late-Eighteenth Century Britain”

•Second Annual USC Graduate Student Senate Interdisciplinary Conference, Los Angeles, CA, April 1999

“The Diary of Frances “Fanny” Burney, Madame D’Arblay: The Court Years – 1786-1791”

Teaching Experience


Classes Taught:
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

•History 110: The British Empire: An Introduction

•History 210: The Four Kingdoms

•History 211: Deconstructing Britain

•First Year Seminar 100 (33): Animals in History

•History 312: Industry, Empire, and the Environment

•History 313: The Common Law and its Colonial Contexts

•History 316: Empires in India

•History 375: Colloquium in History

•Special Topic: The Invention of Race

•Master of Arts in Liberal Studies: The Atlantic Slave Trade (Independent Study)
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

•Core 104: People and Things: Historical Perspectives on Consumer Culture

Teaching Assistant to Professor Paul Lerner

•History 101: The Ancient World



Teaching Assistant to Professor D. Brendan Nagle

Professional Experience

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York


•Member, Committee to Review Operations of Dean of Studies Office, Spring 2007-Present

•Member, Committee for the Assessment of “First Year Experience” Writing, Spring 2007

•Member, Committee on Academic Standing, Fall 2006-Present

•New Faculty Liaison, Fall 2006-Spring 2007

•Advisor, Phi Alpha Theta, History Honors Society, Fall 2005-Present

•Member, Committee to Plan Events for “College Summer Reading Project,” Summer 2006

•Member, Committee to Survey Tang Museum’s Digitization Project, Spring 2006

•Member, Committee for the Assessment of “First Year Experience” Writing, Spring 2006

•Member, Committee to Select “College Summer Reading Project” Text, Spring 2006
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

•Graduate Member of Search Committee for Historian of East Asian History, 2004-2005

•Co-Chair of Committee to Redraft Graduate Program Advertising Campaign, 2004-2005

•Department of History Graduate Student Association President, 2001-2002; 2003-2004

•History Representative to Graduate/Professional Student Senate, 2001-2002; 2003-2004

•Graduate Member of Search Committee for Historian of Pre-modern Japan, 2001-2002

•Department of History Colloquium & Graduate Workshop Coordinator, 2000-2001
USC-Huntington Library Early Modern Studies Institute, Los Angeles, California

•Administrative Assistant, 2004

Fellowships and Awards

•Summer Research Grant, Advanced Studies in England, 2006

•Graduate Student Conference Paper Prize, Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, April 2005

•Research Fellow, USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, 2004-2005

•Research Grant, USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, 2002-2003

•USC Department of History Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 2001

(http://www.usc.edu/programs/cet/awards_grants/awards/ta/2002/nechtman.html)

•Fellow, USC Center for the Study of Law, History, and Culture, 2001-2002

•College Graduate Merit Award, University of Southern California, 1999-2004

•Graduate Tuition Fellowship, Claremont Graduate University, 1997-1999



Professional Affiliations

•Member, American Historical Association, 1997-Present

•Member, North American Conference on British Studies, 1997-Present

•Member, Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, 1997-Present

•Member, The World History Association, 2002-Present

•Member, The Association of Asian Studies, 2003-Present

•Member, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2004-Present

•Member, The American Anthropological Association, 2004-2006

•Member, Phi Alpha Theta Historical Honor Society, 1995-Present

•Member, The Social Science History Association, 2003-2005


Languages

•Fluent in Spanish

•Proficient in spoken Hindi and Urdu

•Proficient in written Hindi



•Proficient in written German and French

Personal Interests
•Founder and President, Georgetown University Alumni Association of Albany, NY
•Gardening
•Home Repair and Improvement
•Cooking

•Historical Preservation


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