Ingrid H. Tague
What I do
I am a professor of history, specializing in eighteenth-century British history.
British history, early modern Europe, human-animal relations
After receiving my PhD from Brown University, I joined the University of Denver history department, where I teach European history from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century. My research specialization is eighteenth-century British cultural history. My current research focuses on human-animal relations, and my most recent book is Animal Companions: Pets and Social Change in Eighteenth-Century British History.
- Ph.D., History, Brown University, 1997
- MA, History, Brown University, 1992
- AB, History and Literature, Harvard University, 1990
- North American Society for British Studies
- American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
- American Historical Association
My research focuses on eighteenth-century British cultural history. My first book, "Women of Quality," examined the role of aristocratic women in the early eighteenth century. My current research examines human-animal relations. My most recent book, "Animal Companions," explains the rise of pet keeping as a widespread phenomenon and the ways in which discussions of pets reflected broader cultural debates over gender, race, class, and consumerism.
Areas of Research