Dr Joe HardwickPhD, MA, BA
Lecturer in History
Department of Humanities
Lipman Building, room 404C Newcastle upon Tyne
phone: +44 (0) 191 243 7315
fax: +44 (0) 191 227 3696
After receiving his first degree at the University of Liverpool in 2001, Joe spent two years in the United Stated studying for an MA in American Studies at Michigan State University. After completing research on the connections between nineteenth-century reformers in Britain and America for his MA, Joe returned to Britain and in 2004 he began doctoral research at the University of York on early nineteenth-century expatriate reform communities in Britain’s eastern empire. His doctoral research was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and he completed the PhD in the summer of 2008. Between 2008 and 2009 he was Teaching Fellow in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century British History at the University of Warwick, and taught various courses in British, European and imperial history at the University of York and Manchester Metropolitan University before joining Northumbria in 2010.
PhD in History, University of York, 2009
MA in American Studies, Michigan State University, 2003
BA (Hons), University of Liverpool, 2001
Joe co-ordinates and teaches HI0527, Britain’s Global Age of Reform, 1780-1850, at level 5. He also teaches on HI0409, From Sea to Shining Sea: United States History, 1776-2008, and HI0524, Perspectives on the Past.
Joe’s research interests lie in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British political and imperial history, with a particular focus on the political and religious culture of British expatriate communities. Joe’s research has focused on two principal areas: first, the overseas development of the Church of England and the contribution it made to the development of expatriate civil societies across the British World; second, the global and imperial dimensions of the ‘Age of Reform’, an epithet historians give to the period of economic, social, political, religious and bureaucratic reform stretching from roughly 1780 and 1850. Recent projects have included a prosopographical study of the colonial clergy and an article which drew connections between reform debates in Britain and nineteenth-century Calcutta. He is currently working on an article on mid-Victorian colonial Church periodical literature and a monograph which examines the mechanisms and logistics of Anglican Church expansion.
Further to these projects, Joe is also involved in the AHRC-funded English Diaspora project.
Awards and Fellowships
2012: AHRC Early Career Fellowship
2011: research funding from the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church of the United States
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Church and Empire: The Church of England and the Expansion of the British Settler Dominion, c. 1790-1850 (under contract, Manchester University Press, Studies in Imperialism Series).
Chapters and Articles:
'An English institution? The Church of England in the Colonies in the first half of the Nineteenth century', in T. Bueltmann, D. Gleeson and D. MacRaild (eds.), Locating the Hidden Diaspora, 1500-2010 (under contract, Liverpool University Press).
'Early-Victorian periodicals and the Colonial Church of England', Nineteenth-Century Prose (Forthcoming, spring 2012).
'Vestry Politics and the Emergence of a Reform "Public" in Calcutta, 1813-1836', Historical Research, 84, 223 (2011), pp. 87-108.
'Anglican Church Expansion and the Recruitment of Colonial Clergy for New South Wales and the Cape Colony, c.1790-1850', Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 37, 3 (2009), pp. 361-81.
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