drs. (Thomas) TW Bottelier

drs. (Thomas) TW Bottelier
Lecturer Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of History
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Room
M6-45
Telephone
+311004088608
Email
bottelier@eshcc.eur.nl

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I am an historian of twentieth-century international relations, particularly of Europe and the Atlantic world. Empirically, my research focuses on Britain, France, the USA and other Atlantic democracies between 1900 and 1950. Conceptually, I work on the intersection between war, (liberal) internationalism and political economy; the issue of ‘rising powers’; and the History-IR dialogue.

Before coming to the EUR, I completed a Prins Bernhard Culture Fund and Dr Hendrik Muller's Vaderlandsch Fonds-funded doctorate in History at King's College London, where I also taught International Relations and History. I also read Political and Social Sciences and Social History at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) and in…

I am an historian of twentieth-century international relations, particularly of Europe and the Atlantic world. Empirically, my research focuses on Britain, France, the USA and other Atlantic democracies between 1900 and 1950. Conceptually, I work on the intersection between war, (liberal) internationalism and political economy; the issue of ‘rising powers’; and the History-IR dialogue.

Before coming to the EUR, I completed a Prins Bernhard Culture Fund and Dr Hendrik Muller's Vaderlandsch Fonds-funded doctorate in History at King's College London, where I also taught International Relations and History. I also read Political and Social Sciences and Social History at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) and in Rotterdam.

I am currently engaged on a book project examining the creation of an Atlantic alliance between Britain, France and the USA between 1931 and 1945. I argue these democracies prepared for war in coalition years before the Second World War, and that their alliance was the armed alternative to the League of Nations. Both NATO and post-1945 European integration were modelled on it -- indicating that 1945 was less of a watershed dividing the twentieth century in two than we are inclined to think.

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Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam