David Harvey

David Harvey

Professor of History
Chair, Division of Social Sciences

M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
B.A., Rice University

Professor Harvey's primary area of interest is the history of modern France and Germany. He is the author of Constructing Class and Nationality in Alsace, 1830-1945 (2001), Beyond Enlightenment: Occultism and Politics in Modern France (2005) and The French Enlightenment and Its Others: The Mandarin, the Savage, and the Invention of the Human Sciences (2012).

His course offerings include Modern European History I and II, The Old Regime and the French Revolution, Contemporary French History, Modern German History, The Enlightenment, and The Age of Imperialism.

Selected Publications
Harvey, D. A.
(2001). Constructing class and nationality in Alsace, 1830-1945. De Kalb: Northern Illinois University Press.

Harvey, D. A. (2001). From anti-militarism to anti-fascism: The Evolution of the Alsatian left between the World Wars. Vienna. 123-131.

Harvey, D. A. (2001). Mothers and breadwinners: Gender and working class identity in Alsace, 1821-1936. Left History, 7(2), 7-27.

Harvey, D. A. (2002). Social vision of the sage: Politics and occult philosophy in Nineteenth Century France. Proceedings of the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association.

Harvey, D. A. (2003). Beyond enlightenment: Occultism, politics, and culture in France from the old regime to the Fin de Si`ecle. Historian, 65(3), 665-694.

Harvey, D. A. (2004). Forgotten feminist: Claude Vignon (1828-1888): Revolutionary and Femme de Lettres. Womens History Review, 13(4), 559-584.

Harvey, D. A. (2005). Beyond Enlightenment: Occultism and Politics in Modern France. De Kalb: Northern Illinois University Press.

Harvey, D. A. (2005). Fortune-tellers in the French courts; Anti-divination prosecutions in France in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. French Historical Studies, 28(1), 131-157.

Harvey, D. A. (2006). Applying for a job at a Liberal Arts College. Perspectives on Life After a History Ph.D. (American Historical Association pamphlet series).

Harvey, D. A. (2006). Lucifer in the City of Light: The Palladium hoax and 'Diabolical Causality' in Fin de Si`ecle France". Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft, 1(2), 177-206.

Harvey, D. A. (2012). The French Enlightenment and Its Others: The Mandarin, the Savage, and the Invention of the Human Sciences. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Contact Information

New College of Florida
Division of Social Sciences
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Sarasota, FL 34243-2197

dharvey@ncf.edu
(941) 487-4511

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