Tonight at 7pm in the Siobhán McKenna Theatre, An Cumann Staire is delighted to welcome Prof. Phillip Morgan who will give a talk titled “The Two Hamiltons: North-American – Caribbean Crossings”.
Born in England, Prof. Morgan graduated from Cambridge University, and from University College London with a PhD. Morgan taught at the College of William and Mary, and was editor of the William and Mary Quarterly from 1997 to 2000. He teaches at Johns Hopkins University, where he is the Harry C. Black Professor of History, and during the 2011-12 academic year is the visiting Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University.
Primarily an Early American historian, He also has subsidiary interests in African-American history and the study of the Atlantic world. His publications include: Colonial Chesapeake Society (1988), Strangers within the Realm: Cultural Margins of the First British Empire (1991), Cultivation and Culture: Work and the Shaping of Afro-American Culture in the Americas (1993), and Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry (1998). Prof. Morgan has won numerous of prizes such as Association of Caribbean Historians Best Article Prize (1995-1997); American Historical Association, Albert J. Beveridge Award and Wesley-Logan Prize (1998); Organization of American Historians, Elliott Rudwick Prize (1999); South Carolina Historical Society Prize (1999); Columbia University, Bancroft Prize (1999); Library of Virginia Literary Nonfiction Award (1999); Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Yale University, Frederick Douglass Prize (1999); Southern Historical Association, Frank L. and Harriet C. Owsley Prize (1999); and American Philosophical Society, Jacques Barzun Prize (1999).