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Dr Helen McKee

Dr Helen McKee

Project title

Negotiating Freedom in the Circum-Caribbean: The Jamaican Maroons and Creek Nation Compared

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Conference papers

  • 2014 Sixth International Maroon Conference - ‘Maroons, Creeks, and the role of ‘free’ communities in the Atlantic World,’ Charles Town, Jamaica
  • 2014 Caribbean Studies Association Conference - ‘Maroons in 18th Century Jamaica: The Third Strand in a Binary Society’, Merida, Mexico
  • 2012 Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London - ‘‘Free’ Communities in the Atlantic World: Comparing the Jamaican Maroons and the Creek Indians, 1739-1813’
  • 2012 BrANCH, Northumbria University - ‘Jamaican Maroons and Creek Indians Compared: The Governments’ Impact’
  • 2012 Kluge Centre, Library of Congress, Washington DC - ‘Maroons, Settlers, and Native Americans: The Entangled History of Jamaica and the Southeastern United States’
  • 2009 Society for Caribbean Studies in Hull, U.K. - ‘Punishment, the Slave Courts, and ‘Amelioration’ in Jamaica’ with Dr Diana Paton

Conferences organised

  • Cumberland Lodge Colloquia, ‘Ethics of Food Security in a Changing Society: Learning from the Past to Shape the Future,’ Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, UK, September 2014
  • Americans Research Group Conference - Divergences and Transformations in the Americas: exploring the reconfiguration of a region, Newcastle University, March 2014
  • Americas Research Group Conference - ‘Difference and Equality in the Americas: Contemporary and Historical Processes of Inclusion/ Exclusion,’ Newcastle University, March 2013

Teaching

  • HIS1046 History of the Americas
  • Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education - Part B Certificate, 2013
  • Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education - Part A Certificate, 2011

Awards and funding

  • Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability Responsive Mode Scheme ‘Resource Efficiency in Jamaican Maroon Communities: A Historical and Scientific Inquiry,’ April 2014 - £10,000
  • Caribbean Studies Association Travel Grant, March 2014
  • Royal Historical Society Travel Grant, March 2014
  • Cumberland Lodge Colloquia competition with Dr Barbara Sturm, Dr Stefan Sütterlin, Grace Iara Souza, October 2013
  • AHRC/ERSC Library of Congress Scholarship Scheme, 2011-2012 - six-month fellowship at the Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA
  • David Nicholls Memorial Trust, 2011 - £1500 travel grant for fieldwork in the Caribbean
  • AHRC Travel Grant, 2011 - £1600 for fieldwork in the United States and the Caribbean
  • Awarded the full Doctoral Funding Grant by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, U. K. 2010

Prizes

  • Henry Croucher Memorial Prize for History for outstanding work in the History of the Americas 
  • First place in the Vacation Scholarship Awards at Newcastle University
  • 2014 Sixth International Maroon Conference - ‘Maroons, Creeks, and the role of ‘free’ communities in the Atlantic World,’ Charles Town, Jamaica
  • 2014 Caribbean Studies Association Conference - ‘Maroons in 18th Century Jamaica: The Third Strand in a Binary Society’, Merida, Mexico
  • 2012 Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London - ‘‘Free’ Communities in the Atlantic World: Comparing the Jamaican Maroons and the Creek Indians, 1739-1813’
  • 2012 BrANCH, Northumbria University - ‘Jamaican Maroons and Creek Indians Compared: The Governments’ Impact’
  • 2012 Kluge Centre, Library of Congress, Washington DC - ‘Maroons, Settlers, and Native Americans: The Entangled History of Jamaica and the Southeastern United States’
  • 2009 Society for Caribbean Studies in Hull, U.K. - ‘Punishment, the Slave Courts, and ‘Amelioration’ in Jamaica’ with Dr Diana Paton

Qualifications

  • PhD History
  • MA History of the Americas - 2010 - Distinction
  • BA (Hons) History - 2009 - First Class