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date: 27 February 2021

Berg, Prof. Maxine Louise free

DPhil; FBA 2004; FRHistS

Born 22 Feb. 1950 m 1977, Prof. John Charles Robertson, qv; three d

Professor of History, University of Warwick, since 1998


Simon Fraser Univ., BC (BA); Univ. of Sussex (MA); Univ. of Oxford (DPhil 1976)


Sir Lewis Namier Jun. Res. Fellow in Hist., Balliol Coll., Oxford, 1974; University of Warwick, 1978–: Lectr, then Sen. Lectr, Dept of Econs; Sen. Lectr, then Reader, Dept of History; Director: Eighteenth Century Centre, 1998–2007; Global History and Culture Centre, 2007–10. Associate Fellow, Centre for Hist. and Econs, Univ. of Cambridge, 2010–. Sen. Mem., Robinson Coll., Cambridge, 2010–. Hon. Fellow, Balliol Coll., Oxford, 2009


(ed) Technology and Toil in Nineteenth Century Britain, 1979; Machinery Question and the Making of Political Economy 1815–48, 1982; (ed jtly) Manufacture in Town and Country Before the Factory, 1983; The Age of Manufactures: industry, innovation and work in Britain 1700–1820, 1985, 2nd edn 1994; Political Economy in the Twentieth Century, 1989; (ed) Markets and Manufacture in Early Industrial Europe, 1991, new edn 2013; A Woman in History: Eileen Power 1889–1940, 1996; (ed with Kristine Bruland) Technological Revolutions in Europe 1760–1860, 1997; (ed with Helen Clifford) Consumers and Luxury in Europe 1650–1850, 1999; (ed with Elizabeth Eger) Luxury in the Eighteenth Century: debates, desires and delectable goods, 2002; Luxury and Pleasure in Eighteenth-Century Britain, 2005; (ed) Writing the History of the Global: challenges for the twenty-first century, 2013; (ed jtly) Goods from the East: trading Eurasia 1600–1800, 2014; contrib. learned jls


Department of History, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL