Philip Hicks

Faculty Profiles

Phil Hicks

Philip Hicks

Bruno P. Schlesinger Chair in
Humanistic Studies


PhD, Johns Hopkins University
MA, Johns Hopkins University
MA, University of Cambridge
BA, University of Notre Dame

Research Interests 

  • British political and historical thought, 1660-1800
  • History of historical writing
  • Women in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world
  • Catharine Macaulay
  • Neoclassicism

Courses Recently Taught 

  • HUST 212: High society
  • HUST 461: Culteral history III: Early-modern culture
  • HUST 462: Cultural history IV: Modern culture

Professional Experience 

  • Goucher College, Baltimore, MD, Assistant Professor of History, 1988-1989

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • “Women Worthies and Feminist Argument in Eighteenth-Century Britain.” Women’s History Review 24, no. 2 (April 2015): 174-90.
  • “Portia and Marcia: Female Political Identity and the Historical Imagination, 1770-1800.” William and Mary Quarterly, 3d Series, 62, no. 2 (April 2005): 265-94.
  • Neoclassical History and English Culture: From Clarendon to Hume, Basingstoke UK: Macmillan, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996.

Professional Memberships 

American Historical Association, 1985-present
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 1991-present
North American Conference on British Studies, 1992-present