James Walvin#

James Walvin
Email:jameswalvin 'at' btinternet.com
Membership Number:3820
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 1966 - present: lecturer - Professor, Emeritus,University of York
  • 1987 - 1988 Distinguished Kenan Professor in the Humanities, College of William and Mary, Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Visiting Fellow:
    • Australian National University, 1996
    • University of the West Indies,(Barbados) 1998
    • La Trobe University, 1999
    • Huntington Library 2000
    • Yale University, 2010

Fields of Scholarship
  • Slavery and the slave trade in Atlantic History
  • Modern British Social History

Honours and Awards
  • Order of the British Empire. Awarded by H.M Queen Elizabeth II, 2008, "For Services to scholarship".
  • 2008 D.Litt. University of York- St Johns
  • A Conference in Honor of James Walvin Pioneering the History of Black Britain, November 12, 2010, Yale University
  • Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, 1974, For book, Black and White, (London, 1973)
  • 2009 Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, for services to literature

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