Research Output per year
I am a religious and cultural historian. My major research interests lie in the history of religion and imperialism particularly within the transnational boundaries of the nineteenth-century British empire. I am interested in big historical questions such as how religion serves to tie empires together (or tear them apart) and different sites of mission-led settler colonialism. I have written about the history of religious orders, missions and missionaries, missionary linguistics, the history of the colonial Bible and 'colonial' missions to British settler colonies. My new book, Empire of Hell, winner of the Kay Daniels prize, provides a religious history of the campaign to end the transportation of British and Irish convicts.
I trained initially as a medieval historian at the University of Oxford and I continue to retain an interest in forms of belief across the Latin, Greek and Arabic cultures of the medieval world.
I am currently researching a history of religious missions to the Greenlandic and Canadian Arctic. I am also researching missions to seamen.
Contact detailsProf. Hilary M. Carey FAHAProfessor of Imperial & Religious HistorySchool of Humanities (History)13 Woodland Road (Rm B48)Clifton Bristol BS8 1THEmail: email@example.comTel: +44 117 3318245 (Internal 18245) Office 13 Woodland Road, Basement B48.
I teach a range of courses for undergraduates and postgraduates in areas of my research expertise. This year I am contributing to HIST10048 The Modern World, HIST20120 Outlaws and HISTM0017 Themes in the History of Colonialism. I am convening HIST30122 Global Empires in tb2.
I am happy to supervise postgraduates in the fields of imperial religious history, histories of settler colonialism and topics in religious history more widely.
Expert Panel for Humanities and Arts, Icelandic Research Fund2017 → 2020
Conjoint Professor, University of Newcastle, Australia1 Jan 2014 → …
Empire of Hell: Religion and the Campaign to End Convict Transportation in the British Empire, 1788-1875Carey, H., Mar 2019, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 359 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Authored book
Research output: Book/Report › Edited book
Activities per year
Hilary M Carey (Invited speaker)
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Invited talk
Babylon, the Bible and the Australian Aborigines: Missionary Networks and Theories of Racial Origin in the Nineteenth Century
Hilary M Carey (Speaker)
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Public talk, debate, discussion