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Stewart Weaver

Professor, Department Chair
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of History

Areas of expertise: Modern British history; British imperial history; labor history; Irish history.

Press contact:
Monique Patenaude
(585) 276-3693

Related Links:
Stewart Weaver Homepage

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December 13, 2010

The New York Review of Books
Getting High on the Himalayas
June 19, 2009

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
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October 12, 2008

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Neilly Series lecture by Stewart Weaver, professor of history at the University of Rochester, on mountaineering in the Himalaya and its fascination for British explorers
January 10, 2005

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Stewart Weaver, history professor, department chair, and scholar of modern British history, coauthored with Maurice Isserman (PhD Rochester 1979) Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes (Yale University Press, 2008). Hailed by the New York Times as an “awe-inspiring work of history and storytelling,” the work has earned several awards including the 2008 National Outdoor Book Award. Weaver, an expert in British and Irish history, has also penned books on John Fielden, the leader of the British factory reform movement in the 1830s and '40s, and J. L. and Barbara Hammond, the first historians of the Industrial Revolution. He teaches courses on English, Irish, and Indian history.