Historian and Librarian, specializing in modern South Aisa
Curriculum Vita || Last revised: - September 2017
Philip McEldowney's Web Page
*Present Library position
*Publications and Writings
*Fellowships and Academic Awards
Librarian for the Anthropology and Religious Studies Departments; Selector of South Asia, Tibetan, and Middle East materials. Humanities and Social Sciences Department , Alderman Library - University of Virginia [Report and Goals - 2006 || 2005 || 2004 || May 2002 Draft || 2001 || 2000 || 1999.] Web page creator for CONSALD (Committee on South Asian Libraries and Documentation) from 1994 to 2009, and member of Consald Website Committee from 2009--.
MLS: December 1995. University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
PhD: History of Modern India, August 1980. University of Virginia.
MA: Comparative Tropical History, June 1967. University of Wisconsin.
MA: Indian Studies, June 1966. University of Wisconsin.
BA: History & Political Science, June 1963. Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa.
Languages: Research competence in Hindi, Urdu, and German. Read Devanagri and Shikasta (Urdu/Farsi) scripts.
Academic experience and positions:
2010- : Bibliographer for South Asia and Librarian for the Anthropology and Religious Studies Departments, Alderman Libary, University of Virginia
1996- : Librarian for the Anthropology and Religious Studies Departments, Alderman Libary, University of Virginia
1993-96: South Asia and Middle East Specialist, Collection Development, Alderman Library, University of Virginia
1987-93: Library Assistant, South Asia collections and Bibliography, Alderman Library-University of Virginia
1980: Career Opportunities Institute for PhDs in the the Social Sciences and Humanities program at the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia
1971/72: Research assistant on Indian Peasant Movements Project under Professor Walter Hauser, University of Virginia
1966/67: Library Assistant, University of Wisconsin, cataloging South Asian materials
Summer 1965: Research assistant, Development of undergraduate course materials and readings in the modern history of the non-Western world, University of Wisconsin
1986/87: Department of History, University of Virginia. Upperdivision course on Modern India
1985/86: Department of History, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Courses on History of the Modern Middle East
1982/83: Department of History, Appalachian State University, Boone, N. C. History of World Civilization courses
1976/77: Department of History, Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia. Courses on Modern History of India, and South Asian Civilization
1967-1970: Department of Area Studies, State University College, Oneonta, N. Y. Courses titled History of Modern India, Civilization of South Asia, and History of Modern Africa, three years
Summer 1967: Peace Corps Training Program, University of California, Riverside. Lectures on Indian culture, society and politics
Summer 1965: Peace Corps Training Program, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Lectures on Indian culture, society and politics
Publications and writings:
Chair and comments for the Association of Asian Studies panel "The Power of Transformation" Toronto March 2011 [email me for access to see this web page]
Library Science Papers, 1990s including - *Women in Cinema: A Reference Guide (1994) *Scholarly Electronic Journals: A Research Proposal
Colonialism in an Indian Hinterland by D.E.U. Baker - "Book Review," Journal of Asian Studies, 53 (Aug '94), 958-9.
Articles and Reviews in the University of Virginia South Asia Center's Newsletter, such as Beyond Books for 2000 (and also 2000), 1999 and 1998, and publication (monthly) of "Selected Cataloged Materials on South Asia," University of Virginia, 1987 to the present.
Colonial Administration and Social Developments in Middle India: The Central Provinces, 1861-1921, PhD dissertation, University of Virginia, 1980.
" A Brief Study of the Pindaris of Madhya Pradesh," Indian Cultures Quarterly, 27 (1971), 35-70.
" Pindari Soceity and the Establishment of British Paramountcy in India," Masters thesis, University of Wisconsin, 1966.
Research in archives and libraries, and interviews; state archives in central India (Bhopal and Nagpur), district libraries in Hoshangabad, Raipur, and Jabalpur, national archives in Delhi, both in 1989/90 and 1975.
Research and interviews in England (India Office Library, British Museum, Oxford University, Cambridge University, etc.), 1989, and 1972/1973.
Fulbright College Teachers' Seminar on Indian Civilization: travel and seminars around India (Bombay, Poona, Aurangabad, Hyderabad, Madras, Mysore, Halebid, Calcutta, Varanasi, Jaipur, Agra, Delhi, Simla), and individual trip through Africa (Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Entebe, Accra to London), 1968.
Trips to and from India through Europe and the Far East during childhood, 1941-1959, also within India between Mussoorie and Jabalpur and trip to southern India.
Fellowships and academic awards:
1989/90: Senior Fellow, American Institute of Indian Studies, research in the archives of central India on its modern history and surveying archival holdings
1976/77: Outreach coordinator and teaching intern, Center for South Asian Studies, University of Virginia
1974/75: Junior Fellow, American Institute of Indian Studies, for dissertation research in India
1972/73: Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Abroad Award, for dissertation research in the United Kingdom
Summer 1968: Fulbright award to participate in Seminar for College Teachers of Indian Civilization, in India
1963-1966: Three Annual NDFL (Title VI) Language and Area Fellowships (South Asia), University of Wisconsin
Back to the top
Return to Library Science page