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Curriculum Vitae

Dr. David Hitchcock, University of Warwick

2009-2012, PhD in History, University of Warwick, submitted September 28th 2012. Title: ‘The Experience and Construction of the Vagabond in England, 1650-1750.’ Viva passed: 14 January 2013.

2007-2009, Master of Arts in History (Thesis), University of Ottawa. Defended in September, 2009, Recommended for prize. Title: ‘“A Restraint of Their Debauchery”: Poverty, Power, and Social Policy in Augustan England, 1688-1723.’

2003-2007, Bachelor of Arts in History (Honours), University of Ottawa, graduated Magna Cum Laude.


2012-2013: Seminar Tutor: Making History (HI175)

2012-2013: Part-time Lecturer and Seminar Tutor: The European World (HI203).

2011-2012: Part-time Lecturer, Module Convener and Seminar tutor for English Social History (H209), Department of History, University of Warwick.

2010-2011: Seminar Tutor for English Social History (HI209), Department of History, University of Warwick.

2007-2009: Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of Ottawa, for ‘The History of Western Europe 1500-1800’ (Year 2), ‘Global History since 1900’ (Year 1).

Peer-reviewed Publications:

In Print:

‘A Typology of Travellers: Migration, Justice, and Vagrancy in Warwickshire, 1670-1730’, Rural History, 23:1 (April, 2012); pp. 21-39.

‘Poverty in the Early Modern English Atlantic’, in Trevor Burnard (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Atlantic History (New York: Oxford University Press, Available Online),

‘Introduction: Poverty and Mobility in England, 1600-1850’, in David Hitchcock (Guest Editor), ‘Idle and Disorderly Persons’, a Rural History Special Issue (Forthcoming in April 2013).

In Preparation:

‘Health, Morality, and Deception in early modern English “Rogue Ballads”’, Target: Cultural and Social History, 2013.


Scholarships and Fellowships:

2012-2013: An Institute of Advanced Study Early Career Postdoctoral Fellow – University of Warwick.

2010-2011: A Humanities Research Centre FellowUniversity of Warwick.

2010-2011: The Economic History Society Conference Grant

2007-2009: University of Ottawa Graduate Scholarship.

2009-2012: The Warwick Postgraduate Research Scholarship.

2009: The Dean’s Graduate ScholarshipUniversity of Ottawa.

2009: The SSHRC Joseph-Bombardier Canada Doctoral Scholarship (cannot be held overseas).

Editorial Responsibilities:

Hitchcock, David (Guest Editor). ‘Idle and Disorderly Persons’, a Rural History Special Issue (April 1 2013).

Hitchcock, David (ed.), et al. ‘Proceedings of the 2011 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference.’ The Newberry Library Centre for Renaissance Studies. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2011. Available Online.

Refereed Conference and Seminar Papers:

April 16, 2013: The Future of History from Below, Birkbeck, University of London. Title: ‘Experience, Construction, and the Fragments of Lives: Case-Studies of Vagrancy in England, 1650-1750.’

March 25-27, 2013: The Social History Society Annual Conference, University of Leeds. Title: ‘Health, Deception, Poverty, and Morality in early modern English Rogue Ballads.’

June 2-3, 2012: The Shakespeare Institute British Graduate Conference, Stratford-Upon-Avon. Title: ‘The poor as Farce, then as tragedy: Vagrancy in ballads from cunning rogues to King Lear’.

May 20th 2011: The Institute of Historical Research, London. Title: ‘Demography, Vagrancy, and Migration: Some Evidence from Warwickshire, 1670-1730.’ Seminar series: ‘The Economic and Social History of the Pre-modern World, 1500 – 1800’.

September 7-8th 2011: Annual Conference of the Food and Drink Network, University of Wolverhampton. Title: ‘Fraught Refuge? Poverty, Mobility and Alehouses in England in the 17th and 18th Centuries.’

December 3-5, 2010: University of Manchester: ‘Migration, Demography, and Local Justice in England, 1650-1750, at the Economic History Society Residential Training Course.

Networks, Conferences Organised, Public Engagement:

‘The Cultural Force of Homelessness’ a ‘Now and Then’ Podcast for the Early Modern Forum, available online:

March 12 2011: Conference Chair, ‘Idle and Disorderly Persons: The Representations and Realities of the Mobile Poor in Early Modern England’ at the University of Warwick.

January 2-5, 2011: Conference organiser and editor of proceedings for The Newberry Library Graduate Conference, held at the Newberry Library, Chicago.

April 2-3, 2009: Conference Chair of the 5th Annual Pierre Savard Conference, held at the University of Ottawa.

2008-2009: Vice-President (External) of the History Graduate Student Association (University of Ottawa).

Member of the Warwick Drinking Studies Network (WSDN):

Academic Referees:

Professor Mark Knights, University of Warwick:

Professor Emeritus Bernard Capp, University of Warwick:

Dr. Steve Hindle, W.M. Keck Director of Research, the Huntington Library: