Bryan Glass is a Lecturer in the Department of History. He holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin (2012). His dissertation, which is being turned into a monograph, investigates Scottish views towards the end of the British Empire following the Second World War. An article from this work, "Protection from the British Empire? Central Africa and the Church of Scotland," will be published in the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History in 2013. His larger interests lie in Britain’s interactions with the world from the seventeenth century to the present day. Bryan is also fascinated by the history of global piracy, a phenomenon that is still very much with us. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Edinburgh in the fall of 2010 and he has held two Dean’s Fellowships and a Dissertation Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin.
Bryan is the founding member and General Editor of The British Scholar Society, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to investigating Britain’s interactions with the world from the seventeenth century to the present. In addition to founding the Britain and the World journal, which is published by Edinburgh University Press, Bryan serves as an Editor of the Britain and the World book series with Palgrave Macmillan.
HIST 1310: US History to 1877
A general survey of the history of the United States from its settlement to the end of Reconstruction.
HIST 2310: Western Civilization to 1715
A general survey of western civilization from earliest times to the end of the 17th century.
HIST 2312: Western Civilization, 1715 to Date
A general survey of world civilization from the 17th Century to the present.
HIST 4350S: Piracy through the Ages
An activity based on greed, and sometimes survival, piracy has existed since humans took to the seas. This course investigates the global history of piracy beginning with the Vikings. The history of piracy in the Caribbean, Asia, and the Mediterranean is covered and compared to the piracy of today.
HIST 4350Q: Pirates of the Mediterranean
This special-topics course explores the history and culture of smugglers in the eighteenth-century Mediterranean, and the challenges they posed for states' interests in the region. Emphasis is placed on eighteenth-century US diplomatic relations with the Barbary states.