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Lydia Plath: Curriculum Vitae


Education:

PhD in History: ‘Honour, Race and Violence in the Mississippi Insurrection Scare of 1835’, University of Warwick, (in progress).

MA by Research in History, with Distinction: ‘“Not one Black was spared that Fell into their Hands”: North Carolina’s Reaction to the Nat Turner Rebellion’, University of Warwick (January 2007).

BA in History, with First Class Honours, University of Warwick (July 2005).


Membership of Learned and Professional Societies:

  • Southern Historical Association

  • American Historical Association

  • British Association of American Studies

  • British Group in Early American History

  • Southern Association of Women Historians

  • Association of British American Nineteenth Century Historians

 

Teaching and Qualifications:

AM102: North America Themes and Problems, University of Warwick (2007 – present).

Senior Invigilator, University of Warwick (exam periods, May 2006 – present).

Introduction to Academic and Professional Practice: Postgraduate Award (March 2009).

‘What’s the Point in History?’, Aimhigher Summer School Session, University of Warwick (August 2006).


Publications:

Review Article: ‘Ken Gonzales-Day, Lynching in the West, 1850-1935’, Slavery and Abolition, 28:3 (December 2007).


Forthcoming Publications:

'North Carolina and Nat Turner: Honour and Violence in a Slave Insurrection Scare', in Lydia Plath & Sergio Lussana (eds), Black and White Masculinity in the American South, 1800-2000 (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009).

Encyclopaedia Entry: ‘White Mob Violence’, in Leslie Alexander and Walter Rucker (eds), Encyclopedia of African American History.

Review Article: ‘Donald E. Reynolds, Texas Terror: The Slave Insurrection Panic of 1860 and the Secession of the Lower South’, Slavery and Abolition.


Conferences and Workshops:

‘To suffer them any longer would have proved us to be destitute of every manly sentiment’: Honour and the lynching of the professional gamblers at Vicksburg’, European Early American Studies Association Conference, Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava, Venice (December 2008).

‘The Mississippi Insurrection Scare of 1835: A Matter of Honour?’, Association of British American Nineteenth Century Historians Annual Conference, University of Leicester (September 2008).

Men's Dilemma? Sources and Methodologies in the History of Masculinity, University of Exeter (July 2008).

Medicine and New Media, Centre for the History of Medicine Summer School, University of Warwick (July 2008).

‘An Impervious Necessity Compelled Them to Act’: Southern Honour and the Mississippi Insurrection Scare of 1835’, Masculinity in the American South Symposium, University of Warwick (June 2008).

‘The Mississippi Insurrection Scare of 1835: A Matter of Honour?’, North Carolina Graduate Student History Conference, North Carolina State University (February 2008).

‘Vigilance and Violence: North Carolina’s Reaction to the Nat Turner Rebellion’, History Postgraduate Conference, University of Warwick (May 2006).


Forthcoming Conferences:

‘Let the fire be slow!’: The Lynching of African Americans in the Antebellum South’, British Association of American Studies Conference, University of Nottingham (April 2009).

‘A work of massacre and carnage, conflagration and blood’ – Controlling deviance with violence in a Mississippi insurrection scare’, Social History Society Annual Conference, University of Warwick (April 2009).

'In the Spirit of the Law': Lynching and Vigilante Justice in a Mississippi Frontier Community', From Borderland to Backcountry: Frontier Communities in Comparative Perspective, University of Dundee (July 2009)

'Race, Death and Punishment in the Atlantic World', Rethinking Africa and the Atlantic World: British Group in Early American History Annual Conference, University of Stirling (September 2009)

‘Vigilantism, Honour, and Community during a Mississippi Slave Insurrection Scare’, Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting, Louisville (November 2009).


Organisational and Administrative Responsibilities:

Research Assistant, Centre for Caribbean Studies, University of Warwick (January 2008-present)

Assistant Organiser, European Early American Studies Association Conference, Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava, Venice(November 2008-present).

Clerical Assistant, Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick (May 2008 – August 2008).

Assistant Organiser, Medicine and New Media Summer School, Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick (May 2008 – July 2008).

Conference Organiser, Masculinity in the American South Symposium, University of Warwick (June 2008).

Administrative Assistant, Prosopography Conference, Global History Department, University of Warwick (December 2007).

 

Grants, Competitions and Awards:

Doctoral Award, Arts and Humanities Research Council (2006 - present).

Workshop/Conference Grant, Royal Historical Society (June 2008).

Initiatives and Conference Fund, Economic History Society (June 2008).

Warwick Postgraduate History Symposium Competition, University of Warwick (February 2008).

Archie K. Davis Fellowship, North Caroliniana Society (2006).

Research Preparation Master’s Award, Arts and Humanities Research Council (2005-2006).

 

Referees:

Dr. Timothy J. Lockley, Director of Comparative American Studies, University of Warwick.

Dr. Rebecca Fraser, School of American Studies, University of East Anglia.

Prof. Hilary Marland, Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick.

Date prepared: 28 November 2008

 

Contact Me:

History Department

University of Warwick

Coventry

CV4 7AL

United Kingdom

Email: L.J.Plath@warwick.ac.uk

 

Supervisor:

Dr. Tim Lockley

 

Useful Links:

Mississippi Department of Archives and History