Dr. Peter Ghosh is Associate Professor of Modern History at Jean Duffield Fellow in Modern History, University of Oxford.
I am interested primarily in the history of ideas, both social and political theory and also the history of historiography, in accordance with my research interests.
I have two related research interests: first, the interface between political ideas and English politics, ca 1850-1895; secondly, the evolution of Western European and British ideas, including historiography, from the Enlightenment to the present. My current publishing commitments centre on Max Weber.
When, in 1962, Labour politician Hugh Gaitskell opposed joining the European Economic Community because it meant the end of a thousand years of (British) history, he was appealing to a well-entrenched mindset. This was...