James Miklovich

  • Position:  Associate Professor Emeritus
  • Department:  History
  • Office Location:  Building 50, Room 110
  • jmiklovi@uwf.edu
  • Campus: 8504742682


Dr. James Miklovich, associate professor emeritus, teaches European and British history, including Constitutional and legal history, Tudor-Stuart, Victorian, British Imperial, and modern British history.

His research focus is European history, specifically British history. His article “The Significance of the Royal Sign Manual in Early Tudor Legislative Procedure,” was published in The Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research. He also wrote, “Humanitarianism or Penance? – An Assessment of the Impact of Imperialism and the Concept of the ‘White Man’s Burden’ on British Immigration Policy,” for the Chinese Journal of Public Policy Studies. He was a research scholar for the History of Parliament Trust at the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London.

As the chairman of history at UWF from 1995 to 2004, he laid the foundation for the Public History program and the graduate program in historic preservation studies. The wanderlust that led Miklovich to visit 100 countries also motivated him to start the Overseas and Fields Studies Programs in 1980. Since its inception, it has hosted faculty and students in 35 exchange programs in countries, such as New Zealand, Australia, Finland, Ireland and the Middle East. He also hosted notable professors from around the world to lecture at UWF.

For Miklovich, one of the pleasures of teaching at UWF for 47 years has been seeing his students come full circle: some former students are now UWF faculty and others are former students’ children. In 1971, he was the first-ever recipient of the University Distinguished Teaching Award.

Degrees & Institutions:

He received bachelor’s degrees in history and social studies from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, master’s degree in history from University of Iowa, and doctorate in history from the University of Cambridge. 


Tudor and Stuart Parliamentary History, English Renaissance Exploration and British Imperial History

Classes Taught:

All English history since 1485, Early Modern and Modern Europe, European Imperialism, European Historiography

Special Interests:

Early Modern and Modern European History, British History Since 1485, Constitutional and Legal History


    “Significance of the Royal Sign Manual in Early Tudor Legislative Procedure” Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, University of London (May 1979): 23-36.

    “Humanitarianism or Penance? An Assessment of the Impact of Imperialism and the Concept of the ‘White Man’s Burden’ on British Immigration Policy,” The Chinese Journal of Public Policy Studies, Republic of China (April 1982): 1-41.

    Articles on “William Goffe,” “Robert Hammond,” “Henry Lawrence,” “Richard Lawrence,” and “Sir John Maynard,” in The Biographical Dictionary of British Radicals in the 17th Century, edited by R.L.Greaves and R. Zaller, Harvester Press Ltd., 1983, pp. 12-13, 44-45, 175-177 and 230-231.

    Articles on “Barbary Company,” “Thomas Cavendish,” “John Davis,” “John Dee,” “Henry VII,” “Henry VIII,” “Irish Reformation Parliament of 1536-1537,” “Kildare Rebellion of 1534,” “Levant Company,” “Muscovy Company,” and “Hugh Willoughby” in The Historical Dictionary of the British Empire, edited by James S. Olson and Robert Shadle, Greenwood Press, 1996, pp. 113-114, 273-274, 353-355, 359-361, 509-512, 581-583, 627-628, 662-664, 768-771 and 1161-1162.

    Articles on “British East India Company,” “Foreign Trade,” and “Trading Companies” in Historical Dictionary of Stuart England, edited by R. H. Fritze and W. B. Robison, Greenwood Press, 1996, pp. 171-172 and 519-525.

    Awards and Honors:

    Distinguished Teaching and Teaching Incentive Program Awards

    Marion Viccars Award


    Cambridge Historical Society

    Institute of Historical Research (University of London)

    Southern Conference on British Studies

    American Historical Association

    Center for British Studies (University of Colorado)

Keywords: European history, British history, Constitutional history, legal history, Tudor-Stuart history, Victorian history, British Imperial history, and modern British history