MA Oxon, MLitt (St Andrews), PhD (St Andrews), FRHistS
- Primary position:
- Lecturer in Economics and Economic History
- Other positions:
- Admissions Officer
I am an economic historian and studied at Oxford and St Andrews. My PhD thesis concerned the South Sea Company and the financial bubble of 1720. My doctoral studies were funded by the ESRC and I then gained an ESRC research fellowship as a postdoc. My primary interest is in the early modern period from the late 17th to early 18th centuries. My research concerns the Financial Revolution; early joint-stock companies; the Triangular Trade including the slave trade, and Atlantic history.
If you are interested in hearing more about my research, please click on the following links:
BBC Radio 4 In Our Time
BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking
Economic History Society podcast for schools
The First Georgians: The German Kings who made Britain
BBC Four. Episode 1. Presenter - Lucy Worsley.
Radio: BBC World Service; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s ‘As It Happens’; BBC Radio Scotland; Share Radio; BBC Radio Solent.
Television: BBC South; Forces TV
Newspapers and print media: The Financial Times; Reuters; The Scotsman; Daily Record; Evening Times of Glasgow; Slow Journalism.
Prospective applicants for ESRC funding for doctoral studies in economic and social history, please contact me or the DTC [email@example.com]Other University of Southampton sites
The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)
Economic history: financial revolution; slavery; naval history; Atlantic history; cliometrics
- ESRC Impact Acceleration Fund Grant (£9900) The Chancellor of the Exchequer during the South Sea Bubble episode was John Aislabie. After Aislabie’s fall from power, he retreated to his Yorkshire estate and build the magnificent gardens of Studley Royal. They are now a World Heritage site. This project aims to help the public understand the connection between financial scandal and treason and heritage properties like Studley Royal and its near neighbour, Markenfield Hall.
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Faculty Bursary (£750) The project is entitled ‘John Aislabie, the South Sea Bubble, and Studley Royal Gardens’. It is linked to the ESRC grant above.
- Suppliers to the Royal African Company in the early modern period
- Naval convoy protection
- Personal financial advice
- Popular views of the stock market
John Levin (co-supervised with Dr J. Conlin)
This Little Republick: the debtors' sanctuary of Southwark Mint, 1697-1723
Brenna Gibson (co-supervised with Dr C. Lambert)
Funded by SMMI
English seafarer communities in the later Middle Ages: a study in the socio-economics of an occupational group
Maria Newbery (co-supervised with Drs C. Petley and J. McAleer)
Funded by SMMI and Faculty of Humanities
The seaborne trade of Southampton 1772-1815
Michael Siva (co-supervised by Drs C. Petley and Herrmann)
The Jamaican Maroons: Black Soldiers Fighting for the Colonial Elite 1796-1866
Chair of Women's Committee (Economic History Society)
Admissions Officer (Autumn 2012 onwards)
ESRC DTC Pathway Co-ordinator for Economic and Social History
Member of the Executive Committee: Southampton Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies
Joint Honours Liaison
Supervision of masters dissertations
Supervision of undergraduate dissertations
ECON 1005: Introduction to Mathematics for Economists
ECON 1007: Statistics
Supervision of History Department 2nd year undergraduate project
Supervision of English Department Individually Negotiated Topic
Provision of training in statistics or economic history for Humanities students