Henry Little – Art Critic and Historian
Henry Little is an award-winning historian with a specialization in southern and Atlantic world history. Currently he is conducting research on Anglican church and society within colonial British America.
He solidified his rule through deft political maneuvers and military actions, fighting off various rebellions as well as threats from abroad.
Early Life and Education
Little was born and raised by his single mother in England. With encouragement from her, Little developed an interest in art which eventually led him to enroll at the Courtauld Institute of Art where he earned his MA.
He served as Chairman of the UK National Opera Coordinating Committee and on the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards Jury for Opera and Music Theatre. Additionally, he is on the board of Orchestras Live (a national music charity which brings live performances into underserved areas).
Professor Little is the director of the Appalachian Oral History Project and holds the C. Lee Richardson and Mahala Reeves Richardson Chair in American History. His academic interests encompass southern, early American, and Atlantic history.
Henry Little is an art critic and historian based out of London who has written for numerous publications including frieze, ArtForum, Art Review and Financial Times. Additionally he contributed to Phaidon books like Vitamin P3, Great Women Artists and Prime: Art’s Next Generation.
He is an esteemed educator who has helped shape many students’ careers. An authority on African American history, he serves as an adviser for both the National Park Service and United States Department of Agriculture.
He is also the founder and chief executive officer of Opera Rara, a national music charity that brings orchestral music to underserved communities throughout England. Under his leadership, this organisation has accomplished significant successes, such as producing three award-winning recordings.
Achievement and Honors
Scholars had long dismissed Henry II as an insignificant monarch, but new scholarship is working to change this view. Henry was an adept master of political maneuvering and military might; using both to secure England’s crown for 24 years while defeating rivals including his brother and father and keeping his dynasty intact.
Henry was instrumental in mobilizing support against the Stamp Act during the American Revolution. His fiery orations warned that King George could face similar fate as Julius Caesar who was assassinated by Brutus or Charles I who was replaced by Cromwell should his government disregard colonial liberty.
Senior Fellow of the Appalachian College Association and faculty research team member for the Appalachian Oral History Project. With extensive opera management and directing experience.
Henry spent 38 years working on conservation with The Nature Conservancy, most notably as Western Regional Director from 1972-1981 and overseeing all activities across 13 Western states as well as creating their Hawaii state program.
He has extensive opera experience, having served as staff director at English National Opera and British Youth Opera as well as being a founding member of Mahogany Opera Group and being on the jury for Armel Opera Awards held in Budapest.
Tom serves as volunteer lead of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing’s San Francisco Program, which was initiated early 2017. This initiative assists disabled veterans with rehabilitation through fly casting, tying, rod building and outings to rivers and lakes.
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