Karl W. Schweizer

Karl W. Schweizer


karl.schweizer [at] njit.edu



Office Location

308 Cullimore Hall
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102

Research Interests: International Relations; War and Technology; Diplomatic History; Russian History; the History of Science; International Law; Historiography; Intellectual History; Modern German History; and Eighteenth Century Britain.

Professor Schweizer is a Ph.D graduate from Cambridge University where he studied with the late, world renowned historian Professor Sir Herbert Butterfield.  After senior teaching/administrative positions in Canada he came to the USA in 1988, being appointed Chairman of the Humanities Department, NJIT.  He remained in that position until 1993, when he joined the division of Social Science.  He was again Chairman of Humanities from 2000-2003.  He has been a member of the NJIT/Rutgers Federated History Dept since 2007 and member of the Graduate School, Rutgers University 1994-present.  Other past appointments include visiting Fellowships at Princeton, Yale, Cambridge University and the London School of Economics.

Courses Taught

A wide range of courses in my areas of research specialization.


Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (UK)
Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (UK)
Fellow: New York Academy of Sciences
Life Fellow: International Biographical Association Cambridge UK
Decoration of Merit, International Biographical Association
Congressional Order of Merit, UK
Teaching Award, NJIT, 2000
Adelle Mellen Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship
Author’s Award, New Jersey Writers Conference
Canada Council Research Fellowship
Mellon Fellow, Harvard University


MA, Ph.D (Cambridge University, UK).
MA (University of Waterloo, Canada),


Nineteen books written or edited and over 200 articles and reviews.  Recent books include: Oligarchy, Dissent and the Culture of Print in Eighteenth Century Britain (2012); The Seven Years War: A Transatlantic History (with M. Schumann, 2010); The International Thought of Herbert Butterfield (2007); Parliament and the Press 1688-1936 (2006); Herbert Butterfield: Essays on the History of Science (2005); Statesmen, Diplomats and the Press: Essays on 18th Century Britain (2003).