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Jason M. Kelly

Campus Address: UL 4115T
Phone: (317)274-1689
Fax: (317)278-7800
Email: jaskelly@iupui.edu
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Appointments

Director
IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute

Associate Professor of British History
Department of History

Adjunct Associate Professor
Africana Studies Program

Adjunct Associate Professor
American Studies Program

Director
IUPUI-Newcastle Exchange Program

Education

B.A. Pennsylvania State University 1997,
M.A. University of California, Santa Barbara 1999,
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara 2004.

Bio

Dr. Kelly received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is the author of The Society of Dilettanti: Archaeology and Identity in the British Enlightenment (Yale University Press and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2010).

As Director of the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, Dr. Kelly supports IUPUI’s research mission by directing a grant program, identifying and fostering multidisciplinary research collaborations, and organizing research workshops and symposia.  He also acts as a liaison to the Indianapolis community, and in this capacity facilitates collaborative endeavors including performances, lectures, and special projects.

Dr. Kelly’s current research projects focus on the history of the environment, human rights, and art.  He leads a major international collaborative project, Rivers of the Anthropocene (rivers.iupui.edu), which brings together scientists, humanists, and policy makers to study global river systems and policy since 1750.  His current book projects are The Unfinished Enlightenment: The Making of Civil Rights in the Atlantic World and Nicholas Revett and Georgian Neoclassicism.

Dr. Kelly is the recipient of the IUPUI Research Trailblazers Award (2013), two IU Trustees Teaching Awards (2011, 2008), and the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI Student Council Outstanding Academic Adviser Award (2010).

Academic Interests

eighteenth-century Britain, history of archaeology, history of art and architecture, history of environment, comparative imperialisms, gender and masculinity, historiography and theory

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses: Western Civilization, World History, Modern British History, Enlightenment Europe, Eighteenth-Century Britain, Gender in Modern Britain, Comparative British Imperialisms, Scientific Revolutions in Europe, Modern History of Science, The Making of the English Working Classes

Graduate Courses: Britain's Long Eighteenth Century, Gender in Enlightenment Britain, Digital History, Historiography and Theory

Awards

Recent Honors
IUPUI Research Trailblazers Award (2013)
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (2011 to present)
Recent Teaching Awards and Grants
(with Phil Scarpino and Pam Martin) IUPUI Center for Research and Learning, 2013-14 MURI Award for 8 students (2013)
(with Phil Scarpino and Owen Dwyer) IUPUI Center for Research and Learning, Summer 2013 MURI Award for 6 students (2012)
IU Trustees Teaching Award (2011)
IUPUI School of Liberal Arts, Student Council, Outstanding Academic Advisor Award (2010)
IU Trustees Teaching Award (2008)
IU Trustees Teaching Award (2008)
IUPUI Athletics Favorite Professor Award (2005, 2007, 2010)
Recent Research Grants
(with Phil Scarpino), IU New Frontiers New Currents Research Grant, IU Office of the Vice Provost for Research (2013)
(with Phil Scarpino), IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, International Development Fund (2013)
IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Arts and Humanities Internal Grant (2011)
(with Phil Scarpino) IU Office of the Vice President for International Affairs, Overseas Research Grant (2011)
IU Office of the Vice President for International Affairs, Overseas Research Grant (2010)
IU New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities: Exploration Traveling Fellowship (2009)
IU School of Liberal Arts and Creative Activity Grant (2009)
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Research Support Grant (2007)
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Irish-American Research Fellowship (2007)
IU New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities: Exploration Traveling Fellowship (2005)
IU President’s Council on International Programs: Projects and Activities Grant (2005)

Publications

Archaeology and Identity in the British Enlightenment: The Society of Dilettanti, 1732 to 1816. New Haven and London: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Yale University Press. 2010.

(ed. for Britain) The International Encyclopedia of Protest and Revolution, 1500 to Present. 8 vols. Ed. Immanuel Ness. Oxford: Blackwell, 2009.

“James ‘Athenian’ Stuart’s Portrait of James Dawkins.” The British Art Journal. 8.2 (2007): 24-25.

“The Portraits of Sir James Gray (c. 1708-73).” The British Art Journal. 8.1 (2007): 15-19.

“Riots, Revelries, and Rumor: Libertinism and Masculine Association in Enlightenment London.” Journal of British Studies. 45.4 (2006): 759–795.

Service

Midwest Conference on British Studies
Immediate Past President (October 2012 to present)
President (October 2010 to October 2012)
Vice President (October 2008 to October 2010)

North American Conference on British Studies
Council Member (May 2007 to present)
Webmaster and Blog Editor (May 2007 to present)
Capital Campaign Committee (2009-2010)

H-Albion (History of Britain and Ireland on H-NET)
List Editor / Advisory Board (July 2004 to present)

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