Doctor Sarah Irving-Stonebraker

Doctor Sarah Irving-Stonebraker

Senior Lecturer In Modern European History,
Arts (sohca)

Biography

Dr. Sarah Irving-Stonebraker is Senior Lecturer in Modern European History, and teaches in the History and Political Thought major. She was awarded her PhD in History from Cambridge University (2007), where she was a Commonwealth Scholar at King’s College. She took her BA with First Class Honours and the University Medal from the University of Sydney in 2003. 

Her first book was awarded The Royal Society of Literature and Jerwood Foundation Award for Non-fiction. Entitled Natural Science and the Origins of the British Empire (London: Routledge: 2008), the book investigates the way that England’s colonial empire became tied to the Protestant redemptive project of restoring humanity's original dominion over nature. Jonathan Goldstein, one of the judges of the Jerwood Award, called the book "a masterfully written history of the construction of the British Empire".  In 2016, Routledge re-issued the book in paperback.  https://www.routledge.com/Natural-Science-and-the-Origins-of-the-British-Empire/Irving/p/book/9781138665224

Before joining U.W.S, Dr. Irving-Stonebraker was a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford University, and then Assistant Professor at Florida State University.

To read her publications, see the Academia.edu page:  https://uws.academia.edu/SarahIrving 

This information has been contributed by Doctor Irving-Stonebraker.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Cambridge (UK)
  • BA Hons University of Sydney

Awards

  • Royal Society of Literature and Jerwood Foundation Prize for Non-Fiction 2006-09-21
  • Stephen Risley Fellowship for Most Promising Junior Faculty Member, Florida State University 2011-09-22
  • Junior Research Fellowship, Oxford University (Wolfson College) 2006-08-15
  • Norman McCann Fellowship, National Library of Australia 2003-01-01
  • FYAP Research Grant, Florida State University 2009-06-01
  • COFRS Research Grant, Florida State University 2010-06-01

Interests

  • Global History
  • History of Britain and her Empire
  • History of Political Thought
  • History of Religion
  • History of Science
  • History of the Atlantic World
  • Intellectual History

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Arts (sohca)

Committees

  • Governing Body of Wolfson College, Oxford
  • Religion Department, Florida State University
  • University Work Load Committee, University of Western Sydney
  • Academic Committee, Wolfson College, Oxford University

Contact

Email: S.Irving@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 896
Mobile:
Location: K.1.76
Penrith (Kingswood)
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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 100861 Empire: European Colonial Rule and its Subjects, 1750-1920, 2012
  • 100873 Inventing Modernity, 2012
  • 101992 Religion and the Emergence of Modern Politics, 2013
  • 102002 Religion and the Origins of Modern Science, 2013

Publications

Books

  • Irving, S. (2016), 'Natural Science and the Origins of the British Empire', : Routledge 9781851968893.
  • Irving, S. (2008), 'Natural Science and the Origins of the British Empire', : Pickering and Chatto 9781851968893.

Chapters in Books

  • Irving, S. (2007), 'An Empire restored : America and the Royal Society of London in the Restoration', America in the British Imagination, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 1847181694.

Journal Articles

  • Irving, S. (2017), 'Nature, knowledge and civilisation : connecting the Atlantic and Pacific worlds in the Enlightenment', Itinerario, vol 41, no 1 , pp 93 - 107.
  • Irving, S. (2017), '[In Press] From Little Gidding to Virginia : the seventeenth century Ferrar family in the Atlantic colonial context', The Seventeenth Century, .
  • Irving, S. (2017), 'Disease and civilization : a Scottish Atlantic network of physicians in the Enlightenment', Britain and the World, vol 10, no 2 , pp 197 - 216.
  • Stonebraker, J. and Irving, S. (2015), 'Natural law and Protestantism : a historical reassessment, and its contemporary significance', Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, vol 4, no 3 , pp 421 - 441.
  • Irving, S. (2015), 'Beyond dominion and stewardship : humanity and nature in Puritan theology', American Theological Inquiry, vol 8, no 1 , pp 49 - 59.
  • Irving, S. (2014), 'Public knowledge, natural philosophy, and the eighteenth-century Republic of Letters', Early American Literature, vol 49, no 1 , pp 67 - 88.
  • Irving, S. (2014), 'Governing nature : the problem of Northern Australia', Australian Historical Studies, vol 45, no 3 , pp 388 - 406.
  • Stonebraker, J. and Irving, S. (2014), 'The just war tradition reconsidered : Protestantism and international law', Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, vol 3, no 3 , pp 373 - 392.
  • Irving, S. (2013), 'Rethinking corruption : natural knowledge and the New World in Joseph Hall's 'Mundus alter et idem'', Journal of Early Modern Studies , vol 2, no 2 , pp 150 - 168.
  • Irving, S. (2012), 'Rethinking instrumentality : natural philosophy and Christian charity in the early modern Atlantic world', HOPOS : the Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science, vol 2 , pp 55 - 76.
  • Irving, S. and + 22, E. (2010), 'The history of Atlantic science : collective reflections from the 2009 Harvard seminar on Atlantic history', Atlantic Studies, vol 7, no 4 , pp 397 - 419.
  • Irving, S. (2006), ''In a pure soil': Colonial anxieties in the work of Francis Bacon', History of European Ideas, vol 32, no 3 , pp 249 - 262.

Conference Papers

  • Irving, S. (2009), 'America, Christian charity and the origins of modern science', International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, Harvard University.

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: The Spirit of British India: The Impact of John Stuart Mill's Political Thought on British India, 1855 - 1880
Field of Research:

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