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Joseph Coohill, DPhil

Assistant Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

College Hall 607
Phone: 412.396.6478


DPhil, Modern History, University of Oxford
M.A., History, University of Melbourne
B.A., History, Humboldt State University

Dr. Coohill specializes in 19th century Britain, Ireland, and the British Empire. His research concentrates on the connections and clashes between politics and culture, as expressed in the fine arts, especially architecture and painting. He is currently working on a book on the building of the new Houses of Parliament in the 1830s and 1840s, and is editing the diary of Sir George Hayter, who was Queen Victoria's portrait artist and a noted political portraitist.



Ideas of the Liberal Party: Perceptions, Agendas, and Liberal Politics in the House of Commons, 1832-1852 (2011)

Ireland: a Short History (3rd ed., 2008)



HIST 151: Shaping of the Modern World
HIST 252: India, Pakistan, and South Asia
HIST 265: Early Modern Britain
HIST 266: Modern Britain
HIST 325: History of Ireland
HIST 370: Empire in Modern History
HIST 428W/528: The British Empire
HIST 519: 19th Century Europe