Nicholas Barone

Department of History

Nick Barone is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department, specializing in modern Britain and Europe, and a fellow in the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities. His dissertation focuses on the shifting semiotic role and function of pessimism and apathy in British political-intellectual life, from the onset of the French Revolutionary Wars in 1792 to the exile of a 31-year-old Karl Marx to London in 1849. He has secondary interests in the comparative history of European statecraft, aesthetics, post-Kantian philosophy, and labor history. Nick is also currently a contributing editor at the Journal of the History of Ideas blog. 

Nick graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College in 2019 with a B.A. in English and History. He has also completed coursework in modern European history at the University of Oxford and in literary studies, legal history, and gender and sexuality studies at Brown University.


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