The author of Small Island, Big History (2016), a book that examines British history through the lens of empire and imperialism. Christopher Berg’s research interests include citizenship, curriculum history, historical consciousness, and creating a “usable” past in the twenty-first-century classroom. His public outreach extends internationally to the United Kingdom (UK), where he is a contributor to Ancient History Encyclopedia, the global leader in ancient history content online, boasting the highest number of monthly visitors of any dedicated website, and to southeastern Europe, where he has been a contributing author for Historical Quest, a digital world history magazine in Athens, Greece. Christopher’s research has been published in scholarly journals such as Curriculum History, SAGE Open, Journal of Elementary and Secondary Education, Reviews in History, a publication of the Institute for Historical Research, London, and De Re Militari, a publication of the Society for Medieval Military History.
Christopher studied Medieval & Renaissance studies with Lee Daniel Snyder at New College of Florida, the state’s honors college for the liberal arts. He studied modern history and biography with two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee James S. Olson at Sam Houston State University where he earned an advanced degree in Comparative World history with specializations in pre-modern World, modern Europe, and Early American history. A PhD candidate in Curriculum and Teaching at Northcentral University, Christopher’s dissertation examines the role of historical significance as a curricular model for improving historical literacy and student achievement.
As an undergraduate, Christopher was recognized as an “Outstanding Student in History and Political Science” and two-time recipient of the National Dean’s List. In graduate school, Christopher received two academic scholarships, was nominated for a university writing prize, and named “Outstanding Graduate Student” by the History Department, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Alpha Theta (History).
A faculty member of several institutions of higher education in the United States, Christopher teaches lower-division courses in American, European, and World history as well as surveys in the Humanities and World Religions. Majors-level courses include seminars in military studies that concentrate on the interplay of war & society and modern European history with emphasis on Twentieth-Century Europe, World War I, and World War II and the Holocaust.