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Steven Beaudoin joined the Centre College faculty in 1997 as a visiting assistant professor of history. He currently serves as Ewing T. Boles Professor of History and Chair of the Division of Social Studies.
He teaches courses on world history, the French Revolution, and 19th- and 20th-century Europe. He served as director of the Centre-in-Europe program in Strasbourg, France in 2000-2001 and again in 2011, and as co-director of the Centre-in-London program in 2004. In 2010, he also taught a CentreTerm course in China.
Beaudoin is author of Poverty in World History (Routledge Press), recently translated into Chinese and soon to be translated into Turkish, and The Industrial Revolution, a reader in Houghton Mifflin’s “Problems in European Civilization” series. Most recently, he published an article on the study of parliamentary debate entitled “La microhistoire, la performance et l’étude de débats parlementaires: le Thermidor de Victorien Sardou et le théâtre de la politique” in Faire parler le Parlement. His current research focuses on a poison pen campaign in the French city of Tulle just after the First World War, which inspired the classic French film, Le courbeau.
Beaudoin holds a B.A. from Bates College, M.A. degrees from University of Maine and Carnegie Mellon University, and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. He was named a Centre Scholar in 2004 and 2007, and served as Paul Cantrell Associate Professor of History between 2008 and 2011.
EXPERT: History of modern Europe — France and the Third Republic — Poverty and social welfare — Industrialization — Gender — Philanthropy
Has published on the development of the European welfare state, charity in Third Republic France, the industrial revolution, poverty in world history, and the history of childhood and gender socialization. In addition, teaches classes on world history, modern Europe, industrialization, and gender in Europe and the United States.