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Prof David Gleeson

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor

Department: Humanities

David Gleeson is a native of Ireland but spent 18 years studying and teaching in the United States.  He came to Northumbria from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, where he was Director of the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World. He remains a research associate of it  and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

 CCE2, Rm 203d/Lipman 109


  • History PhD December 15 1997
  • History MA June 30 1997

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • "An Unfortunate Son of Erin", Gleeson, D. 7 Sep 2019, In: The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
  • England and the Antebellum South, Gleeson, D. 2017, English Ethnicity and Culture in North America, University of South Carolina Press
  • English Ethnicity and Culture in North America, Gleeson, D. 30 Jul 2017
  • The Global Dimensions of Irish Identity: Race, Nation, and the Popular Press, 1840–1860, Gleeson, D. Apr 2017, In: Journal of British Studies
  • Failing to ‘unite with the abolitionists’: the Irish Nationalist Press and U.S. emancipation, Gleeson, D. 16 Sep 2016, In: Slavery & Abolition
  • Free black communities and the underground railroad: the geography of resistance, Gleeson, D. 2016, In: Slavery & Abolition
  • Unequal Freedoms, Gleeson, D. Dec 2016, In: Civil War History
  • "Remember that your blood is Pure Scotch-Irish": Ulster Americans and the Confederate States of America., Gleeson, D. 2015, Irish Hunger and Migration: Myth, Memory and Memorialization, New Haven, CT, Quinnipac University Press
  • Ethnicity, Gleeson, D. Apr 2014, A Companion to the U.S. Civil War, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Introduction, Gleeson, D., Lewis, S. 2014, The Civil War As Global Conflict: Transnational Meanings of the American Civil War, Columbia, SC, University of South Carolina

PGR Supervision

  • Rian Holland Imagination, Diaspora, and Conflict: Irish Nationalism in America and Ireland, 1876 - 1916 Start: 01/10/2015
  • Lewis Kimberley Start: 01/10/2019
  • Sarah Collins A comparative study of urban space in Newcastle upon Tyne and Charleston, South Carolina, 1740-1840 Start: 07/10/2014
  • Brian Langley Dissent and Discontent in the Confederate South, 1861 -1865 Start: 02/10/2012


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