‘The Cultural Paradigms of British Imperialism in the Militarisation of Scotland and North America, 1715-1776’
Dr Matthew Ward (University of Dundee)
I did my BA and MSc in Historical Studies at the University of Strathclyde where I studied under Prof Allan Macinnes and Dr John Young. My research concentrated on the public reaction to the pacification of the Highlands and the impact of the Jacobite risings on British imperial policy.
I achieved a first-class BA degree, and an MSC with distinction, during my time as Strathclyde. The title of my MSc dissertation was The Jacobite ’45 and British Colonial Policy.
I am interested in three interconnected spheres of eighteenth-century history: British imperialism, Scotland and North America. Particularly, the focus of my research is on how aspects of warfare and the pacification of hostile peoples in both Scotland and North America altered British imperial attitudes from c.1715-1775. My project is being co-supervised by Dr Colin Nicolson from the University of Stirling and Dr Matt Ward from the University of Dundee.
I organised the Scottish Association for the Study of America's Annual Conference, 2016. I hold the position of postgraduate secretary for the aforementioned organisation.
I am also a committee member for the Scottish History Network.
I am in receipt of an AHRC studentship for my PhD.