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  • John Leazer is a history professor at Carthage.
    John Leazer is a history professor at Carthage.
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John Leazer

Assistant Professor of History

Johnson Arts Center 204

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Professor John Leazer specializes in European history with an emphasis on Britain and Ireland. He earned his Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago. While there he was awarded a grant from the English Speaking Union to complete his dissertation “The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Scottish Herring Fishery: the Effect of the 1707 Treaty of Union and its Impact on Early Modern Great Britain.”

Prof. Leazer’s particular interest is in the relations between England and Scotland before and after the Treaty of Union of 1707, but he has also given many conference papers on a variety of topics including the Irish Famine and the benefits of using film in the classroom. Prof. Leazer is currently working on his book The Fish that Saved the Union: The Scottish Herring Fishery, the 1707 Treaty of Union and the Forging of the United Kingdom.

Prof. Leazer’s recent publications include:

  • “A Case for Subsidies? Adam Smith and the Eighteenth Century Scottish Herring Fishery” The Historian vol. 75 no. 1 (Spring, 2013): 47-68.
  • “History and the Movies: Help or Hindrance? Some Thoughts on Using Film in Class,” Teaching History volume 39 no. 2 (Fall, 2014): 72-77.

Prof. Leazer has also appeared on TV and radio as a commentator on English and Scottish relations:

Along with his classes on the history of Europe and Great Britain, Prof. Leazer also teaches classes on the history of the Atlantic World, Historical Methods and Historiography, as well as regularly participating in the Heritage Program.

Prof. Leazer joined the Carthage faculty in 2008.

  • Ph.D. — Loyola University Chicago, 2005
  • HIS 1110 Issues in European History I
  • HIS 1120 Issues in European History II
  • HIS 200T Topics in History: Atlantic World
  • HIS 200Q Topics in History: War and Empire: Europe 1688-1815
  • HIS 2150 Modern Britain
  • HIS 2200 Historical Methods
  • HIS 3990 Historiography 

 

Recent publications:

  • “A Case for Subsidies? Adam Smith and the Eighteenth Century Scottish Herring Fishery” The Historian vol. 75 no. 1 (Spring, 2013): 47-68.
  • “History and the Movies: Help or Hindrance? Some Thoughts on Using Film in Class,” Teaching History volume 39 no. 2 (Fall, 2014): 72-77.

Prof. Leazer has also appeared on TV and radio as a commentator on English and Scottish relations:

  • John Leazer is a history professor at Carthage.
    John Leazer is a history professor at Carthage.
    Carthage College

John Leazer

Professor John Leazer specializes in European history with an emphasis on Britain and Ireland. He earned his Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago. While there he was awarded a grant from the English Speaking Union to complete his dissertation “The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Scottish Herring Fishery: the Effect of the 1707 Treaty of Union and its Impact on Early Modern Great Britain.”

Prof. Leazer’s particular interest is in the relations between England and Scotland before and after the Treaty of Union of 1707, but he has also given many conference papers on a variety of topics including the Irish Famine and the benefits of using film in the classroom. Prof. Leazer is currently working on his book The Fish that Saved the Union: The Scottish Herring Fishery, the 1707 Treaty of Union and the Forging of the United Kingdom.

Prof. Leazer’s recent publications include:

  • “A Case for Subsidies? Adam Smith and the Eighteenth Century Scottish Herring Fishery” The Historian vol. 75 no. 1 (Spring, 2013): 47-68.
  • “History and the Movies: Help or Hindrance? Some Thoughts on Using Film in Class,” Teaching History volume 39 no. 2 (Fall, 2014): 72-77.

Prof. Leazer has also appeared on TV and radio as a commentator on English and Scottish relations:

Along with his classes on the history of Europe and Great Britain, Prof. Leazer also teaches classes on the history of the Atlantic World, Historical Methods and Historiography, as well as regularly participating in the Heritage Program.

Prof. Leazer joined the Carthage faculty in 2008.

Brief Bio

Professor John Leazer specializes in European history with an emphasis on Britain and Ireland. He is particularly interested in the relations between England and Scotland before and after the Treaty of Union of 1707, but he has given conference papers on a variety of topics including the Irish Famine and the benefits of using film in the classroom.

Title

Assistant Professor of History

Email Address

jleazer@carthage.edu

Phone Number

262-551-5893

Office Location

Johnson Arts Center 204

Education

  • Ph.D. — Loyola University Chicago, 2005

Courses

  • HIS 1110 Issues in European History I
  • HIS 1120 Issues in European History II
  • HIS 200T Topics in History: Atlantic World
  • HIS 200Q Topics in History: War and Empire: Europe 1688-1815
  • HIS 2150 Modern Britain
  • HIS 2200 Historical Methods
  • HIS 3990 Historiography 

 

Publications

Recent publications:

  • “A Case for Subsidies? Adam Smith and the Eighteenth Century Scottish Herring Fishery” The Historian vol. 75 no. 1 (Spring, 2013): 47-68.
  • “History and the Movies: Help or Hindrance? Some Thoughts on Using Film in Class,” Teaching History volume 39 no. 2 (Fall, 2014): 72-77.

Prof. Leazer has also appeared on TV and radio as a commentator on English and Scottish relations:

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