Maxine Berg#


  • 1967-71 - BA Hons. Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • 1971-2 - MA University of Sussex
  • 1972-76 - DPhil Oxford

Academic Profile
– Director of the Luxury Project (1998-2002)
  • Honorary Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford (2009-present)
  • 1998-Present: Professor of History, Dept. of History, University of Warwick
  • 1993-8: Senior Lecturer then Reader, Dept. of History University of Warwick
  • 1978-1993: Lecturer then Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Economics, University of Warwick
  • 1974-1978: Sir Lewis Namier Junior Research Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford
  • 1976-1977: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
  • Fellow of the British Academy
  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Other Appointments, Fellowships and Academies
  • European Research Council Fellow, 2010-2014
  • Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, September-December 2009
  • Visiting Senior Fellow, Dept. of Economic History, LSE, September 2009 - March 2010
  • 2003-4 Guggenheim Fellow and Senior Fellow, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford
  • Standing Committee of the British Academy, Modern History Section
  • Member of the Grants Board of the British Academy
  • Grants Officer Modern History Section Committee of British Academy, 2004-7
  • Member British Academy Records of Social and Economic History Committee, 2004-7
  • Member of Knowledge Transfer Panel, AHRC, 2006-7
  • Member of Selection Committee Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Programme, Harvard University 2004 to present
  • Member of Giunta Esecutiva of the Fondazione Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica “F.Datini”, 1999-2006
  • Member of Comitato Scientifico of the Datini Institute, Prato, Italy, 1999-2010
  • Member of the Research Priorities Board ESRC, 1998-2002
  • Member of Council of the Economic History Society, 1993-1999

Conferences Organized:

‘Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the 21st Century:
Conference at the British Academy 20-21 May, 2009. Organizer and Initiator.

Organizer of 15 international conferences and workshops funded by the Leverhulme Research Interchange and the AHRC Global Arts Research Network. 2002-9 Organizer of 5 international conferences on Luxury and Consumption 1998-2003.

Organizer of panel sessions at the International Economic History Congresses in Milan (1994), Madrid (1998), Helsinki(2006), and Utrecht (2009)

Scientific Leadership and Service:

  • 1998: Initiated the Warwick Eighteenth-Century Centre and the Luxury Project, and directed this until 2007.
  • 2006: Initiated the Global History and Culture Centre (GHCC) which I directed until 2010. Ran international conferences, seminars, new MA programmes, and attracted PhD students, postdoc fellows and a number of external grants.
  • Supervised 12 postdoctoral fellows, including one Marie Curie Fellow (Thébaud-Sorger)and 10 PhD students (3 completed in 2010). Currently supervising 3 postdoctoral fellows, a Museum fellow, and 4 PhD students (2 complete in 2011).
  • Served on two Standing Committees and the Grants Board of the British Academy, proposing new Fellows and assessing major and small grant applications and postdoctoral fellowships.
  • Served on the major Research Priorities Board of the ESRC as well as its Research Recognition and PhD Studentship panels.
  • Took a leading part in framing and setting up the ESRCCultures of Consumption Programme.
  • Served on funding panels of the AHRC.
  • Served on the editorial boards of two journal
  • External assessor or member of professorial appointments and Habilitation committees for major UK, US and French universities.

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