V. Markham Lester

EDUCATION:

D. Phil. (modern history), University of Oxford (1991)

J. D., University of Virginia (1979)

A. M., Harvard University (1975)

B. A., with honors and distinction, Rhodes College (1973)

EMPLOYMENT

Professor (2004- ), Associate Professor (1996-2004), (Assistant Professor 1991-96) (Chair, Faculty of History, 1999- ), Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama

Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (1995-97 )

Associate Dean, British Studies at Oxford, St. John's College, Oxford, England (Summer 1999) (Tutor, "Churchill: A Study of the Life and Times of Winston Churchill" and "The Politics and Economics of Nineteenth-Century Empire," summer 1997), (Tudor, "The Politics and Economics of Nineteenth-Century Empire," summer 1993)

partner, Allen, Cabe & Lester, Little Rock, Arkansas (1980-88)

Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Arkansas (1979-80)

lecturer (full time), Rhodes College (1975-76)

HONORS

Fellow, Royal Historical Society

Omicron Delta Kappa Excellence in Teaching Award, Birmingham-Southern College, 1995

Interfraternity Council Faculty Service Award, Birmingham-Southern College, 1993

Pulaski County, Arkansas Bar Association "Lawyer of the Year" Award, 1980

Phi Beta Kappa, Rhodes College

Departmental honors, Rhodes College

PUBLICATIONS

Victorian Insolvency: Bankruptcy, Imprisonment for Debt, and Company Winding-up in Nineteenth Century England.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

"Robert Henley Eden, second Baron Henley (1789-1841)," New Dictionary of National Biography.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. 

Basil Montagu (1770-1851)," New Dictionary of National Biography.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

"The Employers' Liability/Workmen's Compensation Debate of the 1890s Revisited."  The Historical Journal  44, 2 (2001): 471-95.

"Lord Randolph Churchill. Reader's Guide to British History.  (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001).

"H. H. Asquith," Reader's Guide to British History.  (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001).

Book review: Ron Harris. Industrializing English Law: Entrepreneurship and Business Organization, 1720-1844. American Historical Review 109 (April 2004): 610-11.

Book review: Christine Clark. The British Malting Industry Since 1830American Historical Review 105 (February 2000): 281-2.

Book review: Andrew Marrison.  British Business and Protection 1903-1932. 30 Albion (Spring 1998): 172-3.

POSITIONS HELD

President, Volunteer Organization for Central Arkansas Legal Services, 1980-81, Chairman of the Board, Arkansas Interest of Lawyer's Trust Accounts Corporation, 1988

Board, Episcopal Campus Ministries, 1997-

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Historical Association

North American Conference on British Studies

Southern Conference on British Studies

Fellow, Arkansas Bar Foundation