Peter H. Hoffenberg

Peter H. HoffenbergProfessor
Affiliated Professor, University of Haifa, Israel

Modern Britain, British Empire and Commonwealth, 19th-century Europe, Comparative Colonialism and Imperialism, Economic History, History and Film, History and Literature

Office: Sakamaki B410
Phone: (808) 956-8497

BA Harvard, 1983; MA, PhD California-Berkeley, 1987, 1993

Representative Publications

  • A Science of Our Own: Exhibitions and the Rise of Australian Public Science (University of Pittsburgh, 2019).
  • “Where can we go from here? The Future of Exhibition Studies,” Roundtable on World Expositions, Contemporanea 18:1 (2015), 130-134.
  • “Displaying an Oceanic Nation and Society: The Kingdom of Hawaiʻi at Nineteenth-Century International Exhibitions,” Richard D. Fulton and Peter H. Hoffenberg, eds. Oceania and the Victorian Imagination: Where All Things Are Possible (Ashgate, 2013), 59-76.
  • “‘A Science of our Own?’ Nineteenth-Century Exhibitions, Australians and the History of Science,” Brett Bennett and Joseph Hodge, eds. Science and Empire: Knowledge and Networks Across the British Empire, 1800-1970 (Palgrave, 2011), 110-139.
  • William A. Galston and Peter H. Hoffenberg, eds. Poverty and Morality: Religious and Secular Perspectives (Cambridge, 2010).
  • “A G Stephens: Australian Critic, Traveller and Nationalist, circa 1900,” The IUP Journal of Commonwealth Literature II:2 (July 2010), 24-42.
  • “Nineteenth-Century Australian Scientists and the Unholy Australian Trinity: Overcoming Distance, Exile and Wandering at Exhibitions,” British Scholar II:2 (March 2010), 227-253.
  • “Nothing Very New or Very Showy to Exhibit?: Australia at the Great Exhibition and After,” Jeffrey A. Auerbach and Peter H. Hoffenberg, eds. Britain, the Empire, and the World at the Great Exhibition of 1851 (Ashgate, 2008), 93-120.
  • “Socialist and Orientalist? William Morris and the ‘Eastern’ Question of Indian Art,” Australian Victorian Studies Journal (2004).
  • “Promoting Traditional Indian Art at Home and Abroad: The Journal of Indian Art and Industry, 1884-1917,” Victorian Periodicals Review: Special Issue on the Nineteenth-Century Press in India (2004).
  • “Photography and Architecture at the Calcutta International Exhibition, 1883-84,” in Traces of India: Photography, Architecture, and the Politics of Representation, 1850-1900 (Montreal, 2003).
  • “David Cannadine and the Decline and Fall of Britain’s Imperial Aristocracy,” Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History (2002).
  • An Empire on Display: English, Indian and Australian Exhibitions from the Crystal Palace to the Great War (Berkeley, 2001).
  • “Landscape, Memory and the Australian War Experience, 1915-1918,” Journal of Contemporary History 36:1 (January 2001), 111-131.
  • “Equipoise and its Discontents: Voices of Dissent During the International Exhibitions,” Martin Hewitt, ed. An Age of Equipoise? Reassessing Mid-Victorian Britain (Ashgate, 2000), 39-67.
  • “Colonial Innocents Abroad? Late Nineteenth Century Australian Visitors to America and the Invention of New Nations,” The Australasian Journal of American Studies 19:2 (2000), 4-24.

An Empire on DisplayPoverty and MoralityBritain, the Empire, and the World at the Great Exhibition of 1851A Science of Our Own: Exhibitions and the Rise of Australian Public Science