Fulbright professor appointed at Leeds

Professor James Jaffe has been appointed a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the School of History.

A professor of history in the College of Letter and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Professor Jaffe will spend six months at Leeds, researching the history of arbitration between employees and employers during the period of the industrial revolution.

Professor Jaffe is a labour historian, specialising in 18th century and 19th century British (and most recently colonial period Indian) industrial relations. His publications include: The Struggle for market power: industrial relations in the British coal industry, 1800-1840 (CUP, 1991): Striking a bargain: work and industrial relations in England, 1815-1865 (Manchester UP, 2000): and recently an edition of the diaries of Francis Place for the Royal Historical Society/ Camden Society series.

While based in the University he will particularly be researching the early history of industrial arbitration, including attempts to introduce arbitration to India in the early nineteenth century.

The Fulbright Scholar Program supports awards for 800 US professors and professionals to study abroad each year. Selection represents international recognition of an academic’s contributions to their field and their ability to create value and impact at the host institution.

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