Meredith Veldman

Meredith Veldman

250F Himes Hall


Courses Taught

Western Civilization, 1500 to present; Home Fronts: The Civilian Experience in WWII; European Cities since 1500; 19th-Century Britain; 20th-Century Britain; History of Modern Ireland; 20th-Century Europe; Undergrad Seminar: “Living with the Bomb: Anglo-American Nuclear Culture;” Undergrad Seminar: "Revolution! The Fall of Communism, the End of the Cold War, and the Making of a New Europe;" Undergrad Seminar: "Saving the World: The British Hero in Pop Culture;" Undergrad Seminar: "History and Memory: The Easter Rising of 1916;" Graduate Research Seminar; Graduate Reading Seminars in 19th and 20th Century Britain


Current Research Interests

19th-20th century British religious, cultural, and social history


Interested in Directing Theses On

19th and 20th Century British cultural, religious, and social history



B.A., Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, 1982; Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1988


Awards and Honors

LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation President's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education, 2016; College of Humanities and Social Sciences Tiger Athletic Foundation Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, 2014; College of Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award, 2009; Louisiana State University Council on Research Summer Faculty Research Grant, 2007; Council on Research Grant, 2003; College of Arts and Sciences Research Award, 1993; LSU Manship Summer Fellowship, 1993; ACLS Fellowship, 1991


Notable Articles

"'Dressed in an Angel’s Nightshirt’: Jesus and the BBC,” Journal of British Studies 56 (January 2017): 117-137.

"From Dutiful Daughter to All-Boy: Jesus, Gender and the Secularization of Victorian Society,” Nineteenth-Century Studies 11 (1997): 1-24.



The British Jesus, 1850-1970 (Routledge, 2022)

The West: Encounters and Transformations (co-author), 5th edition, Pearson, 2017.

Margaret Thatcher: Shaping the New Conservatism. Oxford, 2015.

Peoples of the British Isles, Volumes 2 and 3 (co-author), Oxford, 2014.

Fantasy, the Bomb, and the Greening of Britain: Romantic Protest, 1945-1980. Cambridge, 1994.