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Dr David Sim

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Lecturer in US History, Department of History

Office: 310, 26 Gordon Square
Office hour: Wednesdays, 9.15-10.45
External phone: 020 7679 3600
Internal phone: 33600
E-mail: david.sim@ucl.ac.uk

David Sim teaches US history with a particular focus on politics, diplomacy, imperialism and culture during the nineteenth century. He was previously a tutor at Pembroke College, Oxford, and a graduate fellow at the Rothermere American Institute in the very same city (having also received his BA, MSt, and DPhil from the University of Oxford). He teaches US history from the Revolution to the present, an is especially interested in international and transnational approaches to the past. David's MA module on the United States and the World, 1783-1900, draws on recent historiography to examine the way that contemporaries and historians have theorised the United States’ place in global affairs. David is also the History department's Widening Access Officer.              

David recently published (with Cornell University Press) a manuscript that investigates the intersection of the Irish question, US foreign policy and Anglo-American relations in the mid-nineteenth-century. More information on David Sim here.

Select Publications:


The Irish Question and US Diplomacy, 1840-1890 (forthcoming, Cornell University Press, 2013).                                                                                                  

'The Purchase of Alaska', and 'Calvin Coolidge', entries in the Oxford Encyclopaedia of American Diplomatic and Military History (forthcoming, 2012).               

'Filibusters, Fenians and a Contested Neutrality: the Irish Question and US Diplomacy, 1848-1871', American Nineteenth Century History, 12:3 (Dec. 2011).                        

'The Peace Policy of Ulysses S. Grant', American Nineteenth Century History, 9:3 (Sept. 2008).

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