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Professor Simon Smith

Professor Simon Smith

Professor of International History/ Exams Officer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Humanities

Summary

Prof Simon C Smith has lectured in international history since his appointment to the University of Hull in 1997. He was promoted to Professor in 2008.

He was awarded a first class degree in history at the Royal Holloway, University of London, in 1989, winning prizes for the best degree in both his school and faculty.

Having been granted a British Academy Major Studentship, Prof Smith stayed on at Royal Holloway to read for a PhD.

In 1992-3, he was a Scouloudi Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, and he became a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 1994.

Conference organiser for ‘Reassessing Suez Fifty Years On', Maritime Historical Studies Centre, University of Hull, 25-26 July 2006

Themes in the modern world: from peasant to consumer, from subjects to citizens (first year)

Imperialism, Nationalism, and Decolonization: Britain in South-East Asia, 1850-1950 (second year)

Britain, the United States and the Middle East, 1945-73 (third year special subject)

History Dissertations (third year)

Practising Modern History (MA option)

Research Project Management (MA option)

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

The business of decolonization: The foreign office, British business, and the end of empire in Kuwait and Qatar

Smith, S. C. (2016). The business of decolonization: The foreign office, British business, and the end of empire in Kuwait and Qatar. In J. Fisher, E. G. Pedaliu, & R. Smith (Eds.), The Foreign Office, Commerce and British Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century (381-399). London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-46581-8_17

Journal Article

Imperialism after empire? Britain and Qatar in the aftermath of the withdrawal from East of Suez

Smith, S. C. (2022). Imperialism after empire? Britain and Qatar in the aftermath of the withdrawal from East of Suez. Middle Eastern Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/00263206.2022.2032674

Failure and success in state formation : British policy towards the Federation of South Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

Smith, S. C. (2017). Failure and success in state formation : British policy towards the Federation of South Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Middle Eastern Studies, 53(1), 84-97. https://doi.org/10.1080/00263206.2016.1196667

Britain's decision to withdraw from the Persian Gulf: a pattern not a puzzle

Smith, S. C. (2016). Britain’s decision to withdraw from the Persian Gulf: a pattern not a puzzle. Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 44(2), 328-351. https://doi.org/10.1080/03086534.2015.1123541

The Anglo-American 'special relationship' and the Middle East, 1945-1973

Smith, S. C. (2014). The Anglo-American 'special relationship' and the Middle East, 1945-1973. Asian Affairs, 45(3), 425-448. https://doi.org/10.1080/03068374.2014.951567

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