Dr Nicholas Evans

Dr Nicholas Evans

Lecturer in Diaspora History

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of History

Summary

Dr Nicholas J Evans is lecturer in diaspora history at the Department of History. He is also an academic in the Queen's Anniversary Prize-winning Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull.

He uses the fruits of his academic research on voluntary and coerced migration to, through and from Britain to empower religious and ethnic minority communities both at home and abroad.

Aspects of his academic research on migration are on permanent display in museums in Antwerp, Cape Town, Hull, London, and Southampton. He is presently co-investigator of the AHRC 'Remember Me: The Changing Face of Memorialisation in the UK'.

Undergraduate

I presently teach on a number of undergraduate modules:

* History of Freedom

* A Millennium of Persecution: Antisemitism in Europe - from the Crusades to the Holocaust

* Communicating the Past

* Gandhi to Mandela: The rise and fall of Apartheid in South Africa

I also teach on the postgraduate module:

* Memory, Meaning and History

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

'New' Jews in Scotland since 1945

Evans, N. J., & McCarthy, A. (2018). 'New' Jews in Scotland since 1945. In T. M. Devine, & A. McCarthy (Eds.), New Scots: Scotland's Immigrant Communities since 1945Edinburgh University Press

The development of transmigrant historiography in Britain

Evans, N. (2018). The development of transmigrant historiography in Britain. In J. Craig-Norton, C. Hoffmann, & T. Kushner (Eds.), Migrant Britain, 224 - 234. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315159959-26

A staging post to America - Jewish migration via Scotland

Evans, N. J. (2018). A staging post to America - Jewish migration via Scotland. In K. Collins, A. Newman, & B. Wasserstein (Eds.), Two hundred years of Scottish Jewry, 301-326. Scottish Jewish Archives Centre

The making of a mosaic: Migration and the port-city of Kingston upon Hull

Evans, N. (2017). The making of a mosaic: Migration and the port-city of Kingston upon Hull. In D. J. Starkey, D. Atkinson, B. McDonagh, S. McKeon, & E. Salter (Eds.), Hull: Culture, History, Place, (144 - 177). Liverpool: Liverpool University Press

Pedagogical responses to the teaching of the transatlantic slave trade and its diasporic legacies in British schools

Schwarz, S., & Evans, N. (2012). Pedagogical responses to the teaching of the transatlantic slave trade and its diasporic legacies in British schools. The transatlantic slave trade and slavery: new directions in teaching and learning, 128 - 167. Africa World Press

Research interests

Migration to, through and from Britain

Passenger shipping

Jewish culture and heritage

Diaspora

Slavery

Postgraduate supervision

I presently supervise the following PhD students:

* James Baker, 'Home Children 1920s to 1960s: a study of the exploitation of British children subject to forced emigration' (funded by the University of Hull)

* Frank Grombir, 'Second-generation Polish and Ukrainian identities in the North of England after 1945' (funded by the University of Hull)

* Rebecca Nelson, 'Legacies on Display: Antislavery in Museums' (funded by the AHRC)

Previous PhD students who I have supervised are:

* Lauren Darwin, 'Convict transportation in the age of Abolition, 1787-1807 ' (funded by the University of Hull)

* Ryan Hanley, 'Social and commercial influences on early black writing in Britain, 1770-1830' (funded by the University of Hull)

* Samuel North, 'Reclaiming the Islamic legacies of anti-slavery in the post-Apartheid Cape, South Africa' (funded by the AHRC)