Briton Cooper Busch,
William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History (1963)

Degrees: BA Stanford University 1958; MA, PhD University of California at Berkeley 1960, 1965
Teaching Specialties: Modern European history, Middle East, maritime and military history
Research Interests: Military elites (any era), maritime history of California, Indian Ocean area in history
Publications: Fur Traders from New England: The Boston Men, 1787-1800, with Barry M. Gough (1997), "Whaling Will Never Do For Me": The 1846 Journal of Captain William Dane Phelps (1987), The War Against the Seals: A History of The North American Seal Fishery (1985); numerous articles and reviews in Labour/Le Travail, Middle East Journal, Asian Affairs, American Historical Review, International History Review, Harvard Business History Review, New England Quarterly, Oceans, Journal of Canadian Albion, Hawaiian Journal of History, Pacific Northwest Quarterly, American Journal of Canadian Studies, Journal of the Early Republic, Journal of Military History, Arctic, Northern Mariner, British Journal of Middle East Study, Mariner's Mirror, Great Circle, Muslim World, Journal of Transport History
Professional Experience: Research Associate in history at the University of Nairobi 1965-66
Distinctions: Book review editor, The American Neptune 1991- ; Recipient of several fellowships including Woodrow Wilson Foundation Traveling Fellow, NEH Junior Fellow, Social Science Research Council Fellow; Fellow of the Middle East Studies Association and the Royal Society of Asian Affairs; past president, North American Society for Oceanic History (1994-1998); Excecutive Council, International Commission for Maritime History (1997-2000); Board of Overseers, Kendall Whaling Museum