Osborne, Eric W. 1970-

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Osborne, Eric W. 1970-


Born December 23, 1970, in Greensboro, NC; son of Larry (a professor) and Susan Osborne; married Iana Konstantinova (a professor), July 10, 1999. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: North Carolina State University, B.A., 1992; University of South Carolina at Columbia, M.A., 1995; Texas Christian University, Ph.D., 2000. Hobbies and other interests: Golf.


Home—Lexington, VA. Office—Department of History, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450. E-mail—[email protected].


Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, professor of history, 2000—.


World History Association, American Historical Association.


(Associate editor) Encyclopedia of Naval History, American Bibliographical Center-Clio Press (Santa Barbara, CA), 2002.

(Associate editor) Traditions and Encounters: A Global Perspective of the Past, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 2004.

Britain's Economic Blockade of Germany, 1914-1919, Frank Cass (Portland, OR), 2004.

Cruisers and Battle Cruisers, American Bibliographical Center-Clio Press (Santa Barbara, CA), 2004.

Destroyers, American Bibliographical Center-Clio Press (Santa Barbara, CA), 2005.

The Battle of Heligoland Bight, Indiana University Press (Bloomington, IN), 2006.

Contributor to encyclopedias. Book reviewer.


Eric W. Osborne told CA: "I consider writing to be equally as important for a professor as teaching, as the two are intertwined. My interest in writing comes as a product of a desire to learn more about topics in my fields of interest to better myself as a scholar and, consequently, provide greater perspective for my students through the classroom experience. I particularly enjoy researching European diplomacy and foreign policy in the period spanning 1789 to 1919. Related to these interests is one for naval history and the role that navies have played in shaping the history of Europe in this era."

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