Professor Trevor Burnard
- Professor and Head of School, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne, 2011-
- Professor of the History of the Americas, History and Comparative American Studies, University of Warwick, 2007- 10; Head of Department, History, 2009-10
- Professor of American History and Head of Department, American Studies, University of Sussex, 2004-07
- Reader and Professor, History, Brunel University, 2000-04, Head of Department, Politics, American Studies and History, 2001-04
- Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, History, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 1990-99
- Lecturer, History, University of Waikato, New Zealand, 1989
- Lecturer, History, University of the West Indies at Mona, Kingston, Jamaica, 1987-89
I am interested in the history of early British America, including the British West Indies, before ca. 1790 and in the Atlantic World, 1500-1800. Particular interests include slavery, social history and demography, imperialism, economic and business history, and gender. My work over the last decade has been especially concerned with identity in the New World in the eighteenth century and with how settler societies have been formed, or have failed to form in plantation societies in the Caribbean and the Chesapeake. In addition, I have been concerned with recreating the social and cultural world of slaves and masters in early Jamaica, using in particular the rich diaries of Thomas Thistlewood as a primary source. My current projects are a monograph on early American historiography, a co-authored book comparing mid-eighteenth century Jamaica and Saint Domingue with John Garrigus of the University of Texas, Arlington, a social, demographic and economic history of white and black in Jamaica 1655-1780, and a historiographical study of the state of early American history in the twenty first century.
- Elsa Goveia Memorial Lecture, University of West Indies, Mona, Kingston, March 2010
- Seminar Leader, NEH Summer Seminar, July 2009, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.
- Invited speaker, 2007 Webb Lecture Series, University of Texas-Arlington, March 2007.
- Subject Co-ordinator, British Empire to 1780, Institute of Historical Research Annual Bibliography, 2003-
- Invited Chair, Harvard-Cambridge Atlantic History Seminar, Cambridge, 2004.
- Invited participant, Omohundro Institute of Early American History Needs and Opportunities Symposium on Caribbean History, John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island, Winter, 2003.
- Featured Consultant, Channel 4 series on Forbidden Fruit: A History of Interracial Relations, screening in November, 2003; Featured Consultant, “Who Do you Think You are?” BBC 2009.
Contact, Conflict, New Worlds
Age of Empires
Age of Empires
History for Historians
- (with Peter McPhee) HIST10005 The Age of Revolutions
- (with David Goodman)HIST30059 Race in America; HIST40030 History for Historians
- HIST30060 Capstone: Making History
I am interested in supervising students in the following broad areas: early modern British history; colonial and antebellum America; Caribbean history. I am also interested in supervising students with broad interests in social, cultural, economic and demographic history for the period before the mid nineteenth century.
- DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Johns Hopkins University, 1989)
- MASTERS OF ARTS (Johns Hopkins University, 1985)
- Bachelor of Arts (University of Otago, 1983)
- Claremont McKenna History Department. External Review Committee. 2006-
- European Early American Studies Association. President. 2007-2010
- AHRC Peer Review College. Review Committee Member. 2006-2008
- Centre for Imperial and Maritime Studies (CIMS), National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Board Member. 2006-2010
- American Studies & European Studies Programmes, University of Dundee. Review Committee Member. 2010-
- Trevor Burnard 2015, 'Sexual and reproductive health services for women with disability: a qualitative study with service providers in the Philippines', BMC WOMENS HEALTH, Biomed Central, vol. 15, no. ARTN 87.
- Trevor Burnard 2015, 'Early Intervention in Psychiatry: Early Intervention of Nearly Everything for Better Mental Health', EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY, Blackwell Publishing Asia, vol. 9, issue 3.
- HEUMAN, Trevor Burnard 2014, Slavery: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies: Volume 2 - Material Conditions: Work, Demography, Gender and Family, Routledge.
- HEUMAN, Trevor Burnard 2014, Slavery: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies: Volume 4 - Revolution, Antislavery and Emancipation, American Orthopaedic Society of Sport Medicine.
- HEUMAN, Trevor Burnard 2014, 'Introduction to Material Conditions: Work, Demography, Gender and Family', in HEUMAN, BURNARD ed(s), Slavery: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies Volume 2, Routledge.
- HEUMAN, Trevor Burnard 2014, 'Health-Related Quality of Life after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A systematic review', vol. 42.
- Trevor Burnard, NAGLER J, NEWMAN S, ZIVOJINOVIC D 2014, 'Poincare protection for a natural electroweak scale', Physical Review D, American Physical Society, vol. 89, issue 11, no. 115018.
- Trevor Burnard 2014, 'Review of Animal Deaths, edited by Jay Johnston and Fiona Probyn-Rapsey', Animal Studies Journal, Australian Animal Studies Group, vol. 3, issue 1.
- Trevor Burnard, Trevor Burnard 2014, 'Phase 1/1b Study of RG7388, a Potent MDM2 Antagonist, in Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) Patients (Pts)', BLOOD, American Society of Hematology, vol. 124, issue 21.
- HEUMAN, Trevor Burnard, Trevor Burnard 2013, 'Evaluation of ‘Enhancing Emotional Literacy through Visual Arts’', Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, vol. 69, issue 1.
- Trevor Burnard 2013, 'Evaluation of phytocaps as biotic systems to mitigate landfill methane emissions', in HEUMAN ed(s), 14th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Australian Water Association, issue 6.
- HEUMAN, Trevor Burnard, Trevor Burnard 2010, 'Introduction: Hearing Slaves Speak', in HEUMAN, BURNARD ed(s), Hearing Slaves Speak, The Caribbean Press.
- Trevor Burnard 2010, 'Hearing Slaves Speak', in BURNARD ed(s), Microwave Photonics, The Caribbean Press.
- HEUMAN, Trevor Burnard 2008, 'Classification trees distinguish suicide attempters in major psychiatric disorders: A model of clinical decision making', in HEUMAN, BURNARD ed(s), Hearing Slaves Speak, Physicians Postgraduate Press.
- Trevor Burnard 2002, 'Hearing Slave Voices: The Fiscal's Reports of Berbice and Demerara-Essequebo', Archives, British Records Association, vol. 27, issue 106.
- Slavery in British Guiana in the Age of Abolition, 1804-1834 (Discovery Projects) awarded by AUST RESEARCH COUNCIL 2015-2018
Additional grant informationMellon Grant, 2010-11
AHRC Netwrok Grant, 2008-10
Leverhulme Grant 2002-4
Awards and honours
- Warwick-Newberry Centre for Renaissance Studies Collaboration (Co-applicant and organiser of one of four workshops - GBP 97,038), Mellon Foundation Grant, Mellon Foundation Grant 2010
- Early European American Studies Association - GBP 47,000, AHRC Network Grant, AHRC Network Grant 2008
- awarded GBP 66,000, Leverhulme Award on merchants and merchandising in Kingston, Jamaica, 1745-1780 (with Kenneth Morgan), Leverhulme Award on merchants and merchandising in Kingston, Jamaica, 1745-1780 (with Kenneth Morgan) 2002