Prof. Dr. Trevor Burnard

Alumni

Oriel Chambers
Wilberforce Institute
27 High St
Hull HU1 1 NE
United Kingdon
t.g.burnard@hull.ac.uk
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Dr. Trevor Burnard
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Academic Profile

Trevor Burnard has spent many years learning about and writing on the history of the British Atlantic world in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, especially the history of plantation colonies in North America and the West Indies. He is a social historian, with interests in slavery and the demography of plantation societies in the Americas.

1989
PhD in History, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

1986
M.A. in History, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

1983
B.A. in History, First Class Honours, University of Otago, New Zealand

2020–present
Wilberforce Professor of Slavery and Emancipation, Wilberforce Institute, University of Hull, United Kingdom

2011–2019
Professor of American History and Head of School, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies,
University of Melbourne, Australia

Oxford Online Bibliography in Atlantic History

2015
Visiting Professor, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Social Sciences

2015–2017
Australian Research Council Award, Slavery in British Guiana in the Age of Abolition, 1804–1834

2009–2011
Mellon Foundation Grant to Warwick-Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Collaboration (co-applicant and organizer of one of four workshops)

2008–2010
AHRC Network Grant for Early European American Studies Association

2009
Fellowship, Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, University of Virginia-Monticello, USA

2008–2009
Archie K. Davis Fellowship, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA

2002–2004
Leverhulme Award on merchants and merchandising in Kingston, Jamaica, 1745–1780 (with Kenneth Morgan)

2002
Fellowship, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

1996
Fellowship, John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1986–1987
Transformation Fellow, Philadelphia Center for Early American Studies, USA

1986–1987
Lovejoy Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

1983–1988
Fulbright Travel Grant

1983
Commonwealth Scholarship

  • The Atlantic in World History, 1490–1830. London: Bloomsbury, 2020.
  • Britain in the Wider World, 1603–1800. London: Routledge, 2020.
  • Jamaica in the Age of Revolution. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2020.
  • Imperial History of the American Revolution. With O'Shaughnessy, A. Forthcoming.
  • Hearing Enslaved Voices: African and Indian Slave Testimony in British and French America, 1700–1848. With White, S. London: Routledge, 2020. Forthcoming.
  • Humanitarianism, Empire and Transnationalism in the Anglophone World, 1760–1995. With Lester, A., Damousi, J. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2021. Forthcoming.
     
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