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Stan Neal

PhD in History

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Originally from York, Stan studied for a BA (Hons) in History at Newcastle University from 2007 to 2010 prior to completing a History MRes at Northumbria in 2012. As an undergraduate student at Newcastle, Stan worked on diplomatic imperial history, focusing primarily on the Anglo-Japanese Alliance with a dissertation titled The Anglo-Japanese Alliances of 1902 and 1905: Sentiments of the British and Australian Press Towards the Empire’s ‘Yellow’ Friend. However, in studying on the MRes History course at Northumbria his research became more focused on ideas of race and the transfer of information within empire. His MRes dissertation, Debating the Myall Creek Massacre: the Imperial Network and Flows of Information in Britain and Australia, showed a wider engagement with the empirical aspects of imperial communication. Stan’s previous experience has informed his work at PhD level as he hopes to develop further research within these themes of race and empire.


BA (Hons) History, Newcastle University, 2010

MRes History, Northumbria University, 2012

Dissertation/Thesis topic

Labour and Ethnicity: Jardine, Matheson & Co. and Chinese Migration in the British Empire, 1833-1851

Stan's project traces early articulations, representations and evaluations of Chinese labour in the 'Eastern British World' in the 1830s and 1840s. The thesis will examine labour migration experiments during this period and the accompanying ethnic and racial discourses.


“Beef-Eating Man”: Imagining British Workers in the Australian Newspaper Press of the Mid-Nineteenth Century, Northumbria University, 2012

G. F. Davidson in the East: Labour and Ethnicity in the Eastern British World, Northumbria University, 2013


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