Dr. David W. Gutzke



Department

History
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
History
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Details

Education

  • PhD, British History. 1982, University of Toronto
  • MA, History, 1974, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • BS, History/Education, 1972, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Teaching

  • HST 360-61: Survey of British History
  • HST 566/666: Victorian and Edwardian England
  • HST 390: Historiography
  • UHC 397: Honors Colloquium on Alcohol and Society
  • HST 790: History of Alcohol in Anglo-America, 1870-1940

Research and professional interests

David Gutzke received his doctorate from the University of Toronto.  Since 1985, he has been a professor of modern British history at Missouri State University, specializing in studying the history of alcohol, especially drinking habits and the public house, and transnational Progressivism.  In 2017 he published two monographs: British Politics, Society and Empire, 1852-1945:  Essays in Honour of Trevor O. Lloyd (Routledge) and with John Law, The Roadhouse Comes to Britain: Drinking, Driving and Dancing, 1925–55 (Bloomsbury Press).  His earlier books were Women Drinking Out Since the Early Twentieth Century (Manchester University Press, 2014, paperback, 2015); Britain and Transnational Progressivism (Palgrave MacMillan, 2008); Pubs and Progressives: Reinventing the Public House in England, 1896–1960 (Northern Illinois University Press, 2006);  Alcohol in the British Isles from Roman Times to 1996: An Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood, 1996); and Protecting the Pub: Brewers and Publicans Against Temperance (Boydell/Royal Historical Society, 1989).  

For many years he served on the editorial board of a series on alcohol published by Northern Illinois University Press.  He has delivered papers at seven international conferences as well as been interviewed by BBC Radio 4 in London. A past president of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society, he is completing a monograph, The Rise of the Mass Food Market in London, 1880–1930, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018.

Selected publications

  • With Michael John Law, The Roadhouse Comes to Britain: Drinking, Driving and Dancing, 1925-55 (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017).
  • (ed.), British Politics, Society and Empire, 1845-1945:  Essays in Honour of Trevor O. Lloyd (London:  Routledge, 2017).
  • Women Drinking Out in Britain since the Early Twentieth Century (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014; paperback, 2015).
  • (ed.), Britain and Transnational Progressivism (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).
  • Pubs and Progressives: Reinventing the Public House in England, 1896-1960 (DeKalb, Illinois: Northern Illinois University Press, 2006).

Awards and honors

  • Marcia Morriset Award for Outstanding Service to Honors Education, Honors College, MSU, 2016
  • Professor Salary Incentive Scheme, MSU, 2014
  • Recognition for Going “Above and Beyond” in Helping Veterans, Adult & Veteran Student Services, 2011
  • SMSU Foundation Award for Research, 1995 and 2004
  • President, Alcohol and Drugs History Society, 2000-04
  • Member of the Advisory Board, "Drugs and Alcohol: Contested Histories," Northern Illinois University Press, 2005-15
  • Interview, BBC Radio 4 Programme, “Thinking Allowed,” London, England, 2006
  • American Philosophical Society Award, 1991

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