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Curriculum Vitae

Phillip Frank Reid
305 N. 23rd St.
Wilmington NC  28405  USA
(910) 352-3171
phillipfrankreid@gmail.com

Languages

French (reading strong)
German(reading moderate)

Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. with distinction, History, Memorial University of Newfoundland, May 2017. Dissertation title: “A Very Good Sailer: Merchant Ship Technology and the Development of the British Atlantic Empire, 1600—1800.” Advisor: Neil M. Kennedy.

M.A., Maritime History & Nautical Archaeology, East Carolina University, 1998. Thesis title: “The German Barque Peking:  History, Restoration and Interpretation of a Cape Horn Sailing Ship.” Advisor: Michael A. Palmer.

B.A., Humanities & Social Sciences, Hendrix College, 1990.

Scholarly Publications

The Merchant Ship in the British Atlantic, 1600–1800: Continuity and Innovation in a Key Technology (Leiden: Brill, 2020).

“Conveyance and Commodity: The Ordinary Merchant Ship in the British Atlantic, 1600—1800,” in Victoria Barnett-Woods, ed., Cultural Economies of the Atlantic World: Objects and Capital in the Transatlantic Imagination (London: Routledge, 2020). Winner, 2021 Elizabeth Eisenstein Essay Prize, National Coalition of Independent Scholars

“Notes from a published treatise in an ordinary eighteenth-century shipwright’s journal,” Mariner’s Mirror 104:1 (January 2018), 79—83.

“The Ordinary Merchant Ship in the British Atlantic, 1600—1800: A Call for Further Research,” International Journal of Maritime History 29:4 (November 2017), 911—26.

“Something ventured: Dangers and risk mitigation for the ordinary British Atlantic merchant ship, 1600-1800,” Journal of Transport History 38:2 (December 2017), 196—212.

“The Time Machine? Using Replica Analysis to Understand Merchant Ships and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1600-1800,” The Northern Mariner/Le Marin du Nord 26:3 (July 2016), 299—316.

In progress

A Boston Schooner in the Royal Navy: From Commerce to Conflict in Maritime British America, 1768–1772, monograph in progress

“Such Precautions of Safety:” Rational Strategies for Managing Physical Risk on British Atlantic Merchant Ships, 1600—1800.” Chapter accepted for Dangerous Elements: Strategies of Mastering Maritime Risks in Antiquity and the Early Modern Ages, ed. Simon Karstens, in preparation at Universität Trier, Germany.

Scholarly Papers and Presentations

“Technical Expertise and Doing History” roundtable discussion—convener, moderator, and discussant, Society for the History of Technology and History of Science Society Joint Annual Conference, New Orleans (upcoming, November 2021)

“Rational Strategies for Managing Maritime Risk in the Early Modern Atlantic,” Risk and Uncertainty in the Premodern World Seminar Series, Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, online (upcoming, November 2021)

“The Interceptions of HM Schooner Sultana on the Eastern Seaboard, 1768—1772: A snapshot of inbound maritime commerce at some principal British American ports,” International Postgraduate Port and Maritime Studies Network Annual Conference, University of Stirling, Scotland, online, August 2021

“Pre-Modern Technological and Economic Innovation,” conference session organizer, The Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, October 2018

“Stasis and Change in a Key Artisanal Technology: The Merchant Ship in the British Atlantic, 1600—1800,” Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, October 2018

“Walking the Walk: Reflections on Doing Maritime History by a True Believer,” East Carolina University Program in Maritime Studies 35th Anniversary Alumni Conference, October 2017

“British Atlantic Merchant Ships, 1600—1800: An Agenda for Further Research,” part of panel, North American Society for Oceanic History Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, May 2017

“The Time Machine? Using Replica Analysis to Understand Merchant Ships, 1600-1800,” part of panel “Post-Mortem on the Sea,” North American Society for Oceanic History Conference, Monterey, California, 2015

Public Presentations

“Episode 309: Merchant Ships of the Eighteenth Century,” Ben Franklin’s World podcast, hosted by Liz Covart, 17 August 2021

“The Merchant Ship in the British Atlantic, 1600–1800,” New Books Network podcast, hosted by Mark Klobas, 20 July 2020

“The Sailing Ship as Early Modern Technology: Understanding the Maritime Environment in Its Own Time,” Maritime Studies Research Unit, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 7 November 2019

CBC Radio Newfoundland & Labrador, On the Go with Ted Blades, St. John’s, Newfoundland, 6 November 2019

“The Ship IS the Treasure: Why Alexandria’s Eighteenth-Century Ship is Important,” The Lyceum, Alexandria, Virginia, October 2017

Academic Service

Reviewer for Eighteenth Century Studies, Technology & Culture, Journal of Transport History

Grants and prizes committees, National Coalition of Independent Scholars

Elizabeth Eisenstein Essay Prize Committee, National Coalition of Independent Scholars

Academic Awards and Distinctions

Elizabeth Eisenstein Essay Prize, National Coalition of Independent Scholars, 2021

Special Research Support Grant, National Coalition of Independent Scholars, 2021

Anderson Bequest Research Grant, Society for Nautical Research, 2021

Research Grant, National Coalition of Independent Scholars, 2020

Carter Fellowship, Early American Industries Association, Spring 2019

Research grant, Tomlin Fund, Society for Nautical Research, Winter 2018

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences nominee, Governor-General’s Gold Medal, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Spring 2017

Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2017

John Scholes Transport History Research Essay Prize, International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility, 2016

Recognition of Excellence, School of Graduate Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2016

A.G. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship, Memorial University, 2015

Short-Term Research Fellowship, Peabody Essex Museum/Phillips Library, 2015

Clark G. Reynolds Student Paper Award, North American Society for Oceanic History, 2015

Scholarship in the Arts Research Travel Grant, Department of History, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2015

Graduate Research Fellowship, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2012-2016

Graduate Research Fellowship, East Carolina University, 1996-1998

National Merit Scholarship, Hendrix College, 1986-1987

Positions Held

Teaching Assistant, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of History, 2012-2014

Adjunct Instructor of History, Cape Fear Community College, 2001-2011

Teaching Assistant, East Carolina University, Department of History, 1996-1998

Coordinator of Public Programs, Gaston County Museum of Art & History, Dallas, North Carolina, 1998-2000

Professional Affiliations

American Historical Association

International Maritime History Association

Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture

North American Society for Oceanic History

Society for Nautical Research (UK)

Society for the History of Technology

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies