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Dr Ian D. Armour


     I am a native of Victoria, British Columbia, and completed my BA in History at the University of Victoria in 1974.  In 1976 I came to Britain to do my postgraduate studies, and remained in the UK for the next thirty years.  I did my MA in International History (1815-1919) at the London School of Economics & Political Studies (1977), and completed a part-time PhD in History at the School of Slavonic & East European Studies [SSEES] in 1994.  After teaching part-time at SSEES in 1993-94, I was a Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Staffordshire University from 1996 to 2005.  After a year’s teaching at SSEES (2005-06), I returned to Canada to take up an appointment teaching European and World History at Grant MacEwan Unversity, in Edmonton, Alberta, where I remained until my early retirement in 2014.  My wife and I returned to the UK that year, and are now settled in north Devon.  As an Honorary Fellow at Exeter I am happy to offer a 'sources and skills' course on the Habsburg Monarchy in the Dualist period, and hope to make additional contributions in the future.