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Largely focusing on the seventeenth century, but stretching from 1500 to the present, my research concerns are with the nature of community, its formation and incorporation within or exclusion from community; with the nature of historical knowledge, and the role of the historian. This has been applied to the fields of British and Irish, Scandinavian, Dutch and Spanish European communities; those of the Eastern seaboard of the Americas; and to the exploration of non-traditional source materials to recover historical knowledge.

PhD Supervision Interests

Dr Barber is keen to hear from students interested inworking on topics that would fall under the following headings:

The British Isles, especially England and Ireland, in the seventeenth century. Seventeenth-Century English Radicalism and Republicanism. Ethnic Minorities in Early-Modern Europe. The Caribbean in the seventeenth Century.

Current Teaching

HIST 100, 234, 236, 300, 363, 405, 421

2012

Anglican servants in the Caribbean, c.1610-c.1740

Barber, S. 2012

Research output: Other contribution

The Library

Barber, S. 2012

Research output: Other contribution

'Who owns knowledge? Heritage, intellectual property and access in and to the history of Antigua and Barbuda'.

Barber, S. 2012 In: Archival Science. 12, 2, p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

Perry's Ferry

Barber, S. 2011

Research output: Other contribution

Incongruity

Barber, S. 2011

Research output: Other contribution

History

Barber, S. 2011 Europe in a global context. Krossa, A. S. (ed.). London: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 25-37 12 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Digitisation and the Survival of Documents: the records of seventeenth-century Barbados

Barber, S. 2011 In: APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature & Culture . 4, n/a, p. n/a

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

"Not worth one groat": the status, gentility and credit of Lawrence and Sarah Crabb of Antigua.

Barber, S. 2011 In: Journal of Early American History. 1, 1, p. 26-61 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

Mandeville blog - 2008

Barber, S. 2010

Research output: Other contribution

Changing faces, March 2007

Barber, S. 2010

Research output: Other contribution

Suriname Diary 1991

Barber, S. 2010

Research output: Other contribution

English Folk Society

Barber, S. 2010

Research output: Other contribution

“Designed establishment in delightful country”: planting, a plantation, The Plantation

Barber, S. 2010 0 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Curiosity and reality: the context and interpretation of a seventeenth-century image

Barber, S. 2010 In: History Workshop Journal. 70, 1, p. 21-46 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

Introduction

Barber, S. & Peniston-Bird, C. 2009 History beyond the Text: A Student's Guide to approaching alternative Sources. Barber, S. & Peniston-Bird, C. M. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 1-14 14 p. (Routledge Guides to using historical Sources).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Fine Art: the creative image

Barber, S. 2009 History beyond the Text: A Student's Guide to approaching alternative Sources. Barber, S. & Peniston-Bird, C. M. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 15-31 17 p. (Routledge Guides to using Historical Sources).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

History Beyond the Text: A Student's Guide to approaching alternative sources

Barber, S. (ed.) & Peniston-Bird, C. (ed.) 2009 London and New York: Routledge. 208 p. (Routledge guides to using historical sources).

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsScholarly edition

2007

Power in the English Caribbean: the proprietorship of Lord Willoughby of Parham.

Barber, S. E. 2007 Constructing Early Modern Empires:' Proprietary Ventures in the Atlantic World, 1500-1750. Leiden: Brill, 189 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2005

Settlement, transplantation and expulsion: a comparative study of the placement of peoples.

Barber, S. E. 2005 British Interventions in Early-Modern Ireland. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 280 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2004

Antithesis: how to create a nation

Barber, S. 2004 History, nationhood and the question of Britain. Brocklehurst, H. & Philips, R. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2002

The formation of cultural attitudes: the example of the three kingdoms in the 1650s.

Barber, S. E. 2002 The Stuart Kingdoms in the Seventeenth Century. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 169 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2001

Belshazzar's feast: regicide, republicanism and the metaphor of balance.

Barber, S. E. 2001 The Regicides and the Execution of Charles I. Peacey, J. (ed.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 94-116 23 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2000

A revolutionary rogue: Henry Marten and the English republic.

Barber, S. 2000 Stroud: Sutton.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1999

'Nothing but the First Chaos': Making Sense of Ireland

Barber, S. 1999 In: Seventeenth Century. 14, 1, p. 24-42 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Attitudes towards the Scots in Northern England, 1639-1652: 'the lamb and the dragon cannot be reconciled'

Barber, S. 1999 In: Northern History. 35, p. 93-118 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1998

"A bastard kind of militia": localism and tactics during the Second Civil War

Barber, S. 1998 Soldiers, writers and statesmen in the English Revolution. Woolrych, A., Gentles, I., Morrill, J. & Worden, B. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Regicide and Republicanism: Politics and Ethics in the English Revolution, 1646-1659

Barber, S. 1998 Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 246 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1996

Charles I: regicide and republicanism

Barber, S. 1996 In: History Today. p. 29-34 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1995

Scotland and Ireland under the Commonwealth: a question of loyalty

Barber, S. 1995 Conquest and union: fashioning a British State, 1485-1725. Ellis, S. G. & Barber, S. (eds.). London: Longman, p. 195-211 17 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

A state of Britishness?

Barber, S. 1995 Conquest and union: fashioning a British State, 1485-1725. Ellis, S. G. & Barber, S. (eds.). London: Longman, p. 306-311 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Conquest and union: Fashioning a British State, 1485-1725

Ellis, S. G. (ed.) & Barber, S. (ed.) 1995 London: Longman. 336 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1992

Irish undercurrents to the politics of April 1653

Barber, S. 10/1992 In: Historical Research. 65, 158, p. 315-335 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1990

The engagement for the Council of State and the establishment of the Commonwealth Government

Barber, S. 02/1990 In: Historical Research. 63, 150, p. 44-57 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Aspects of Irish studies

Hill, M. (ed.) & Barber, S. (ed.) 1990 Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies. 153 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1983

Irish migrant agricultural labourers in nineteenth-century Lincolnshire

Barber, S. 1983 In: Saothar: the Journal of Irish Labour History. 17, p. 17-32 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  • English Folk

    01/10/2008 →
    Synthesising previous strands of work on radicalism and national identity, this research comes in two halves: the first seeks to identify what is meant by folk culture (in an English context), as dist ... Read more»
  • Disputatious Societies: The British Caribbean, c.1600-1720

    01/01/2008 →
    Thousands of digital images and digitalised copies of primary sources - material and archival - relating to early British and African settlement in the Caribbean region in the seventeenth century have ... Read more»
  • Ethnicity and the Construction of Prejudice in Premodern Europe c.1200-1700

    01/01/2005 →
    The network brings together individual research on the identification of cultural and ethnic minorities, the relationship between dominant and sub-dominant groups, the formation of 'national' identiti ... Read more»
  • The Method of History

    01/10/2004 →
    Work in all my areas of research involves using sources from material, visual, aural and oral culture which prove problematic for Historians. Corinna Peniston Bird (Lancaster) and I have co-edited the ... Read more»

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