Meredith Veldman

Meredith Veldman

Associate Professor
250F Himes Hall


Courses Taught

Western Civilization, 1500 to present; Home Fronts: The Civilian Experience in WWII; European Cities since 1500; 19th-Century Britain; 20th-Century Britain; History of Modern Ireland; 20th-Century Europe; Undergrad Seminar: “Living with the Bomb: Anglo-American Nuclear Culture;” Undergrad Seminar: "Revolution! The Fall of Communism, the End of the Cold War, and the Making of a New Europe;" Undergrad Seminar: "Saving the World: The British Hero in Pop Culture;" Undergrad Seminar: "History and Memory: The Easter Rising of 1916;" Graduate Research Seminar; Graduate Reading Seminars in 19th and 20th Century Britain


Current Research Interests

“The British Jesus, 1850-1970:” religious culture in England and the impact of secularization


Interested in Directing Theses On

19th and 20th Century British cultural, religious, and social history



B.A., Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, 1982; Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1988


Awards and Honors

LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation President's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education, 2016; College of Humanities and Social Sciences Tiger Athletic Foundation Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, 2014; College of Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award, 2009; Louisiana State University Council on Research Summer Faculty Research Grant, 2007; Council on Research Grant, 2003; College of Arts and Sciences Research Award, 1993; LSU Manship Summer Fellowship, 1993; ACLS Fellowship, 1991


Notable Articles

"'Dressed in an Angel’s Nightshirt’: Jesus and the BBC,” Journal of British Studies 56 (January 2017): 117-137.

"From Dutiful Daughter to All-Boy: Jesus, Gender and the Secularization of Victorian Society,” Nineteenth-Century Studies 11 (1997): 1-24.



The West: Encounters and Transformations (co-author), 5th edition, Pearson, 2017.

Margaret Thatcher: Shaping the New Conservatism. Oxford, 2015.

Peoples of the British Isles, Volumes 2 and 3 (co-author), Oxford, 2014.

Fantasy, the Bomb, and the Greening of Britain: Romantic Protest, 1945-1980. Cambridge, 1994.