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Professor Richard Drayton

Research interests

How empires shape economy, society, politics, and culture at both their centres and peripheries

How ideas and sensibility operate over the long term to shape history, and how, reciprocally, material facts - in particular nature, technology, and economy - order culture and feeling

The British Empire (from Tudor expansion to decolonisation), and the impact of imperial expansion on the British isles

French expansion and its impact on economy and society (c. 1500-1850)

Global and transnational History, in particular Atlantic history

The History of the Caribbean, in particular its intellectual life (both elite and from below) since 1800

Anti-colonial movements in the Twentieth Century

Imperialism after Decolonisation, in particular the neo-imperial moment (since c. 1990)

Types of External academic engagement - Hosting an academic visitor

Georgia Carley, Visiting Doctoral Student, "The 1730 Cherokee-British Treaty and the Confluence of Global British Treaty Practices

Richard Drayton (Supervisor)
Apr 2012Jul 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Hosting an academic visitor

Kazuo Kobayashi (Osaka), Visiting Doctoral Student, "Indian Textiles in British Trade with West Africa, c. 1780-1830"

Richard Drayton (Supervisor)
Sep 2010Sep 2011

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Hosting an academic visitor

Editorial activity

JOURNAL OF IMPERIAL AND COMMONWEALTH HISTORY (Journal)

Richard Drayton (Editorial board member)
2009 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Co-editor, Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series (Palgrave) (Publisher)

Richard Drayton (Editorial board member)
2005 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Types of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

International Research Collaboration Award, Department of History, University of Sydney

Richard Drayton (Member)
Aug 2013Sep 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Professeur Invité, EHESS, Paris

Richard Drayton (Member)
May 2013Jun 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Distinguished Visitor, Insitute of World History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Richard Drayton (Fellow)
29 May 201214 Jun 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Visiting Professor of History, Harvard University

Richard Drayton (Member)
Jan 2009May 2009

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

External Examiner, History, University of Bristol

Richard Drayton (Examiner)
20072010

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Darby Fellow in Modern History, Lincoln College, Oxford

Richard Drayton (Member)
Sep 1994Sep 1998

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Junior Research Fellow in Modern History, St Catharine's College, Cambridge

Richard Drayton (Fellow)
Oct 1992Sep 1994

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Participation in conference

Japanese Association of British Imperial and Commonwealth Historians (JABICH)

Richard Drayton (Keynote/plenary speaker)
9 Jun 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Types of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Types of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Panel on the Human Past of FCT (Portuguese national research funding council

Richard Drayton (Chair)
2012

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Types of Award - Fellowship awarded competitively

Research Fellow in History, St. Catharine's College, Cambridge

Richard Drayton (Recipient)
Oct 1992Sep 1994

Activity: OtherTypes of Award - Fellowship awarded competitively

Andrew Mellon Dissertation Fellowship

Richard Drayton (Recipient)
19911992

Activity: OtherTypes of Award - Fellowship awarded competitively

Rhodes Scholarship

Richard Drayton (Recipient)
19881990

Activity: OtherTypes of Award - Fellowship awarded competitively

The Barbados Scholarship

Richard Drayton (Recipient)
19821986

Activity: OtherTypes of Award - Fellowship awarded competitively

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