Britta Anson

  • PhD Student
  • History Department Website Assistant

M.A. History, University of Washington, 2012 , B.A. History, University of Massachusetts, 2004

Fields: Modern Britain, Africa, Modern Europe, Comparative Colonialisms Office: SMI 103C | Office Hours: By Appointment Only
Curriculum Vitae:

My current research revolves around the late Victorian travel between London and Cape Town. Specifically, I study the British steamship as a site imperial social networking.

I am also interested in the South African War (1899-1902) as a transnational event and the use of biography as a tool for examining the ways in which the transnational social networks help to shape events of international importance.

Previously I have researched the role of early motion pictures in representing the South African War to a British audience, and I have explored the role of steamship travel between Britain and South Africa in shaping networks of empire and migration between 1870-1910. I am especially interested in steamships as sites of nineteenth-century social networking.