Michael Bentley (University of St. Andrews)
Michael Bentley is Professor of History at the University of St. Andrew’s, where he studies the philosophy and history of historiography. He was educated at Cambridge University (Ph.D.) and taught at the University of Sheffield for a number of years before coming to St. Andrews. He has written or edited ten books, including, most recently, Modernizing England’s Past (2005) and The Life and Thought of Herbert Butterfield (2011). Bentley currently holds a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2009–2012) and is writing a comparative historiography of the modern West.