Prof Simon Newman

  • Professor (History)

telephone: 01413303585
email: Simon.Newman@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

The social and political history of early America, with particular reference to the American Revolution; the early modern British Atlantic world; the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the development of plantation slavery; historical and modern understandings of American history and society.

Awarded The British Association for American Studies Book Prize for A New World of Labor: The Development of Plantation Slavery in the British Atlantic (2013).

Latest publications:

2011

  • ‘Agli amici dei Diritti dell’Uomo. Thomas Paine e le origini della politica Americana,’ in L'età di Thomas Paine. Dal senso comune alle libertà civili americane, eds. Marco Sioli and Matteo Battistini (Milan: FrancoAngeli, 2011), 113-123.
  • ‘Incarcerated Innocents: Inmates, Conditions, and Survival Strategies in Philadelphia’s Almshouse and Jail.’ Co-authored with Billy G. Smith, and forthcoming in Buried Lives: Incarcerated in Early America, ed. Michele Lisle Tarter and Richard Bell (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012), 60-84.

2012

  • 'Interdisciplinary approach to the demography of Jamaica.' Co-authored with Michael L Deason, Antonio Salas, Vincent A Macaulay, Errol Morrison, and Yannis P Pitsiladis. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 12: 24 (February 2012): http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/12/24/

2013 

Professor Newman talks about his new book

Grants

Research grants, 2005-present

  • 2005  British Academy Research Readership, 2005-2007 - £58,828.00
  • 2005  Barra Foundation International Fellowship($3,000) - £1,856.00
  • Library Company of Philadelphia
  • 2005  Nuffield Foundation, Social Sciences Small Grant - £7,028.00
  • 2005  Carnegie Trust Research Grant - £1,670.00
  • 2006  Leverhulme Trust, Research Fellowship - £1,872.00
  • 2006  British Academy, Larger Research Grant - £34,418.00
  • 2006  Early American Economy and Society Postdoctoral Award - £12,366.00
  • Library Company of Philadelphia - $20,000 (Declined)
  • 2006  John Carter Brown Library, Research Fellowship, Brown - £22,283.00
  • University - $36,000 (Declined)
  • 2007  Embassy of the United States, Research Grant - £1,500.00
  • 2007  Visiting Fellowship, Eccles Centre, British Library - £2,000.00
  • 2009  Research Workshop Award, Royal Society of Edinburgh - £8,500.00
  • 2010  Leverhulme Trust, Major Research Fellowship (2010-12) - £86,296.00
  • 2011  Coca Cola Residential Fellowship, Center for Jefferson - £3,713.00
  • Studies, Monticello - $6,000
  • July-September 2011  Research Fellowship, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C. - $6,000
  • 2014  Research Grant, Carnegie Trust - £2,500
  • 2014  Project Grant, Leverhulme Trust, 'Runaway Slaves in Britain: Bondage, Freedom and Race in the Eighteenth Century' - £291,327

TOTAL: £540,157

Supervision

  • Sam Maddra, ‘“Hostiles”: Lakota Ghost Dancers and the 1891/92 Tour of Britain by Buffalo Bill's Wild West’ (PhD, 2003). Bradley Jones, ‘The American Revolution and the Popular Political Culture of Loyalism in the British Atlantic World’ (PhD, 2006)
  • Jeffrey Farley, ‘Making America's music: Jazz history and the Jazz Preservation Act’ (PhD, 2008).
  • Jackie Cahif, ‘"She supposes herself cured": Almshouse women, prostitution and venereal disease in Early National Philadelphia’ (Economic and Social Research Council 1+3 Award).
  • Felicity Donohoe, ‘Native North American Women's Relations with European Men in the Eighteenth Century’ (Carnegie Trust Three Year PhD Scholarship). Currently holding a Dissertation Fellowship at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Graeme Thomson, ‘Inheriting a Legacy; The Influence of the Founding Era on American Political Discourse.’ (AHRC Block Grant Three Year Award).

Currently supervising

  • Stephen Mullen, ‘The Glasgow West India Interest and Compensation for Slaves, 1790-1850.’ (Economic and Social Research Council, 1+3 Award).
  • Nicole Cassie,'Coming Home: the gendered experienced of American medical personnel who served in the Vietnam War'

Teaching

Undergraduate courses

  • From Pocahontas to Post-Feminism: Women and Gender in American History
  • The Vietnam War in American History and Culture
  • The American Revolution (Special Subject)
  • The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Origins of Plantation Slavery (Special Subject)
  • The Early American Republic

Postgraduate courses

  • American Studies Core Course A, and Core Course B
  • American Society and Culture Between the World Wars
  • The Vietnam War in American History and Culture

Publications

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Number of items: 31.

2014

Burnard, Trevor, Nagler, Jörg, Newman, Simon, and Živojinović, Dragan (2014) Teaching in Europe and researching in the United States. American Historical Review, 119 (3). pp. 771-779. ISSN 0002-8762 (doi:10.1093/ahr/119.3.771)

2013

Newman, Simon P. and Onuf, Peter S., (Eds.) (2013) Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions. University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, VA. ISBN 9780813934761

Newman, S., Deason, M., Pitsiladis, Y., Salas, A., and Macaulay, V. (2013) The West African ethnicity of the enslaved in Jamaica. Slavery and Abolition, 34 (3). pp. 376-400. ISSN 0144-039X (doi:10.1080/0144039X.2012.734054)

Newman, S.P. (2013) A New World of Labor: The Development of Plantation Slavery in the British Atlantic. Series: Early modern Americas . University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA. ISBN 9780812245196

Newman, S. (2013) Paine, Jefferson, and the strange career of revolutionary radicalism in early national America. In: Newman, S. and Onuf, P. (eds.) Thomas Paine and the Age of Revolutions. University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, Virginia. (In Press)

2012

Deason, M.L., Salas, A., Newman, S.P., Macaulay, V.A., Morrison, E.Y., and Pitsiladis, Y.P. (2012) Interdisciplinary approach to the demography of Jamaica. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 12 (24). ISSN 1471-2148 (doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-24)

Newman, S., and Smith, B. (2012) Incarcerated innocents: inmates, conditions, and survival strategies in Philadelphia's almshouse and jail. In: Tarter, M.L. and Bell, R. (eds.) Buried Lives: Incarcerated in Early America. University of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia, USA, pp. 60-84. ISBN 9780820341194

2011

Newman, S. (2011) Agli amici dei Diritti dell’Uomo: Thomas Paine e le origini della politica Americana. In: Sioli, M. and Battistini, M. (eds.) L'età di Thomas Paine: Dal Senso Comune alle Libertà Civili Americane. FrancoAngeli, Milan, Italy, pp. 113-123. ISBN 9788856840353

Newman, S.P. (2011) La Révolution française vue de loin: la célébration de Valmy à Boston, en janvier 1793. Revue d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine, 58 (1). pp. 80-99. ISSN 0048-8003

2010

Elliott, J., Newman, S., and McFarlane, A. (2010) Revolutions! U.S. and Spanish-American Independence Movements Compared. British Library, London, UK. ISBN 071234456X

2009

Newman, S.P. (2009) Benjamin Franklin and the leather-apron men: the politics of class in eighteenth-century Philadelphia. Journal of American Studies, 43 (2). pp. 161-175. ISSN 0021-8758 (doi:10.1017/S0021875809990089)

Chesterton, G. (2009) What I Saw in America. [Scholarly Edition]

Newman, S.P. (2009) Introduction. In: What I Saw in America [new ed.]. Series: Anthem popular American history . Anthem Press, London, UK. ISBN 9781843313007

2008

Newman, S.P. (2008) Losing the faith: British historians and the last best hope. Comparative American Studies, 6 (2). pp. 161-178. ISSN 1477-5700

Newman, S. (2008) A new world: England's first view of America. William and Mary Quarterly, 65 (1). pp. 187-191. ISSN 0043-5597

Newman, S.P. (2008) "Is that you John Wayne? Is this me?": myth and meaning in American representations of the Vietnam war. American Studies Today . ISSN 2044-8031

Newman, S.P. (2008) Making sense of atlantic world histories: a British perspective. Nuevo Mundo: Mundos Nuevos .

Newman, S.P. (2008) Theorizing class in Glasgow and the Atlantic world. In: Middleton, S. and Smith, B.G. (eds.) Class Matters: Early North America and the Atlantic World. Series: Early American studies . University of Pennsylvania Press, Pennsylvania, USA, pp. 16-34. ISBN 9780812240634

2007

Newman, S.P. (2007) One nation under God: making historical sense of evangelical protestantism in contemporary American politics. Journal of American Studies, 41 (3). pp. 581-597. ISSN 0021-8758 (doi:10.1017/S0021875807004008)

2006

Newman, S.P., (Ed.) (2006) Europe's American Revolution. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9781403989970

Newman, S. (2006) Brave new worlds: beyond the English Atlantic. William and Mary Quarterly, 63 (2). pp. 380-384. ISSN 0043-5597

Newman, S.P. (2006) British historians and the changing significance of the American revolution. In: Newman, S.P. (ed.) Europe's American Revolution. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 72-93. ISBN 9781403989970

2005

Newman, S.P. (2005) "The friends of equality and of the French Revolution": toasts and popular opposition to George Washington's foreign policy. In: Rossignol, M.J. and Bergamasco, L. (eds.) L'Amerique: des Colonies aux Republiques: les Cahiers Charles V. Institut d'Etudes Anglophones, pp. 131-162. ISBN 2902937393

Newman, S.P. (2005) The protestant republic: evangelicalism and American political life. In: Groundwork: Space and Place in American Cultures: Annual conference of the American Studies Association, 3-6 Nov 2005, Washington, D.C..

2004

Newman, S.P. (2004) Dead bodies: poverty and death in early national Philadelphia. In: Smith, B.G. (ed.) Down and Out in Early America. Pennsylvania State University Press, Pennsylvania, USA, pp. 41-62. ISBN 9780271023168

2003

Newman, S.P. (2003) Embodied History: the Lives of the Poor in Early Philadelphia. Series: Early American studies . University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA.. ISBN 0812218485

2002

Pencak, W., Dennis, M. and Newman, S.P., (Eds.) (2002) Riot and Revelry in Early America. Pennsylvania State University Press, Pennsylvania, USA. ISBN 9780271021416

Branson, S., and Newman, S.P. (2002) American women and the French revolution: gender and partisan festive culture in the early Republic. In: Pencak, W., Dennis, M. and Newman, S.P. (eds.) Riot and Revelry in Early America. Pennsylvania State University Press, Pennsylvania, USA, pp. 229-254. ISBN 9780271021416

Newman, S.P. (2002) Writing the history of the American revolution. In: Stokes, M. (ed.) The State of U.S. History. Berg, Oxford, UK, pp. 23-44. ISBN 9781859735961

2001

Newman, S.P. (2001) American political culture and the French and Haitian Revolutions: Nathaniel Cutting and the Jeffersonian Republicans. In: Geggus, D.P. (ed.) The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World. University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, S.C., pp. 72-89. ISBN 1570034168

Newman, S.P. (2001) American political culture and the French and Haitian revolutions: Nathaniel Cutting and the Jefferson republicans. In: Geggus, D.P. (ed.) The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World. Series: The Carolina lowcountry and the Atlantic world . University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA, pp. 72-89. ISBN 9781570034169

This list was generated on Thu Jul 31 03:22:25 2014 BST.
Number of items: 31.

Article

Burnard, Trevor, Nagler, Jörg, Newman, Simon, and Živojinović, Dragan (2014) Teaching in Europe and researching in the United States. American Historical Review, 119 (3). pp. 771-779. ISSN 0002-8762 (doi:10.1093/ahr/119.3.771)

Newman, S., Deason, M., Pitsiladis, Y., Salas, A., and Macaulay, V. (2013) The West African ethnicity of the enslaved in Jamaica. Slavery and Abolition, 34 (3). pp. 376-400. ISSN 0144-039X (doi:10.1080/0144039X.2012.734054)

Deason, M.L., Salas, A., Newman, S.P., Macaulay, V.A., Morrison, E.Y., and Pitsiladis, Y.P. (2012) Interdisciplinary approach to the demography of Jamaica. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 12 (24). ISSN 1471-2148 (doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-24)

Newman, S.P. (2011) La Révolution française vue de loin: la célébration de Valmy à Boston, en janvier 1793. Revue d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine, 58 (1). pp. 80-99. ISSN 0048-8003

Newman, S.P. (2009) Benjamin Franklin and the leather-apron men: the politics of class in eighteenth-century Philadelphia. Journal of American Studies, 43 (2). pp. 161-175. ISSN 0021-8758 (doi:10.1017/S0021875809990089)

Newman, S.P. (2008) Losing the faith: British historians and the last best hope. Comparative American Studies, 6 (2). pp. 161-178. ISSN 1477-5700

Newman, S. (2008) A new world: England's first view of America. William and Mary Quarterly, 65 (1). pp. 187-191. ISSN 0043-5597

Newman, S.P. (2008) "Is that you John Wayne? Is this me?": myth and meaning in American representations of the Vietnam war. American Studies Today . ISSN 2044-8031

Newman, S.P. (2008) Making sense of atlantic world histories: a British perspective. Nuevo Mundo: Mundos Nuevos .

Newman, S.P. (2007) One nation under God: making historical sense of evangelical protestantism in contemporary American politics. Journal of American Studies, 41 (3). pp. 581-597. ISSN 0021-8758 (doi:10.1017/S0021875807004008)

Newman, S. (2006) Brave new worlds: beyond the English Atlantic. William and Mary Quarterly, 63 (2). pp. 380-384. ISSN 0043-5597

Book

Newman, S.P. (2013) A New World of Labor: The Development of Plantation Slavery in the British Atlantic. Series: Early modern Americas . University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA. ISBN 9780812245196

Elliott, J., Newman, S., and McFarlane, A. (2010) Revolutions! U.S. and Spanish-American Independence Movements Compared. British Library, London, UK. ISBN 071234456X

Newman, S.P. (2003) Embodied History: the Lives of the Poor in Early Philadelphia. Series: Early American studies . University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA.. ISBN 0812218485

Book Section

Newman, S. (2013) Paine, Jefferson, and the strange career of revolutionary radicalism in early national America. In: Newman, S. and Onuf, P. (eds.) Thomas Paine and the Age of Revolutions. University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, Virginia. (In Press)

Newman, S., and Smith, B. (2012) Incarcerated innocents: inmates, conditions, and survival strategies in Philadelphia's almshouse and jail. In: Tarter, M.L. and Bell, R. (eds.) Buried Lives: Incarcerated in Early America. University of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia, USA, pp. 60-84. ISBN 9780820341194

Newman, S. (2011) Agli amici dei Diritti dell’Uomo: Thomas Paine e le origini della politica Americana. In: Sioli, M. and Battistini, M. (eds.) L'età di Thomas Paine: Dal Senso Comune alle Libertà Civili Americane. FrancoAngeli, Milan, Italy, pp. 113-123. ISBN 9788856840353

Newman, S.P. (2009) Introduction. In: What I Saw in America [new ed.]. Series: Anthem popular American history . Anthem Press, London, UK. ISBN 9781843313007

Newman, S.P. (2008) Theorizing class in Glasgow and the Atlantic world. In: Middleton, S. and Smith, B.G. (eds.) Class Matters: Early North America and the Atlantic World. Series: Early American studies . University of Pennsylvania Press, Pennsylvania, USA, pp. 16-34. ISBN 9780812240634

Newman, S.P. (2006) British historians and the changing significance of the American revolution. In: Newman, S.P. (ed.) Europe's American Revolution. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 72-93. ISBN 9781403989970

Newman, S.P. (2005) "The friends of equality and of the French Revolution": toasts and popular opposition to George Washington's foreign policy. In: Rossignol, M.J. and Bergamasco, L. (eds.) L'Amerique: des Colonies aux Republiques: les Cahiers Charles V. Institut d'Etudes Anglophones, pp. 131-162. ISBN 2902937393

Newman, S.P. (2004) Dead bodies: poverty and death in early national Philadelphia. In: Smith, B.G. (ed.) Down and Out in Early America. Pennsylvania State University Press, Pennsylvania, USA, pp. 41-62. ISBN 9780271023168

Branson, S., and Newman, S.P. (2002) American women and the French revolution: gender and partisan festive culture in the early Republic. In: Pencak, W., Dennis, M. and Newman, S.P. (eds.) Riot and Revelry in Early America. Pennsylvania State University Press, Pennsylvania, USA, pp. 229-254. ISBN 9780271021416

Newman, S.P. (2002) Writing the history of the American revolution. In: Stokes, M. (ed.) The State of U.S. History. Berg, Oxford, UK, pp. 23-44. ISBN 9781859735961

Newman, S.P. (2001) American political culture and the French and Haitian Revolutions: Nathaniel Cutting and the Jeffersonian Republicans. In: Geggus, D.P. (ed.) The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World. University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, S.C., pp. 72-89. ISBN 1570034168

Newman, S.P. (2001) American political culture and the French and Haitian revolutions: Nathaniel Cutting and the Jefferson republicans. In: Geggus, D.P. (ed.) The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World. Series: The Carolina lowcountry and the Atlantic world . University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA, pp. 72-89. ISBN 9781570034169

Edited Book

Newman, Simon P. and Onuf, Peter S., (Eds.) (2013) Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions. University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, VA. ISBN 9780813934761

Newman, S.P., (Ed.) (2006) Europe's American Revolution. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9781403989970

Pencak, W., Dennis, M. and Newman, S.P., (Eds.) (2002) Riot and Revelry in Early America. Pennsylvania State University Press, Pennsylvania, USA. ISBN 9780271021416

Scholarly Edition

Chesterton, G. (2009) What I Saw in America. [Scholarly Edition]

Conference Proceedings

Newman, S.P. (2005) The protestant republic: evangelicalism and American political life. In: Groundwork: Space and Place in American Cultures: Annual conference of the American Studies Association, 3-6 Nov 2005, Washington, D.C..

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