Curriculum Vitae

KIMBERLY B. SHERMAN

School of History, University of St Andrews / St Katherine’s Lodge / 14 The Scores / St Andrews, Fife KY16 9BA / United Kingdom

ks222[AT]st-andrews.ac.uk

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Early America and the Atlantic World, Early modern Scotland, History of the Family, Migration, American Revolution, Agricultural and Environmental History

EDUCATION

2014-Present    Ph.D. Candidate in Modern History, University of St Andrews

2012                M.A. in American History, University of North Carolina Wilmington

2009                B.A. in History with Anthropology minor, University of North Carolina Wilmington

 

PUBLICATIONS

Articles

“‘A Spirit of Industry’: The Colonial Origins of Rice Culture in the Lower Cape Fear,” North Carolina Historical Review 91 (July 2014): 255-287.

Book Reviews

Review, Richard Dwight Porcher Jr. and William Robert Judd’s The Market Preparation of Carolina Rice: An Illustrated History of Innovations in the Lowcountry Rice Kingdom (2014), North Carolina Historical Review 92 (January 2015): 102-103.

Encyclopedia Entries

“Tobacco,” Encyclopedia of The Atlantic World, 1400-1900: Europe, Africa, and the Americas in An Age of Exploration, Trade, and Empires (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, Inc., forthcoming)

TEACHING

2015-Present    Lecturer and Tutor, School of History, University of St Andrews

2015-Present    Tutor, School of History Academic Skills Workshops & CAPOD, University of St Andrews

2016     Tutor, Scottish Studies Summer School, International Summer Programmes, University of St Andrews

2012-2014       Lecturer in History, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, NC

2013                Lecturer, Department of History, University of North Carolina Wilmington

2010-2012       Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of North Carolina Wilmington

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND INVITED TALKS

2016

“From the Ports to the Piedmont: Scottish Merchant Networks in the Eighteenth-Century North Carolina Backcountry,” Southern Conference on British Studies, St Pete Beach, FL.

“’To push my fortune in Any other part of the world’: Scottish Merchant Networks in North Carolina, 1735-1775,” GRAINES Summer School, University of Cologne.

“’She is gone to enjoy pleasures infinitely greater’: Marriage and Loss among North Carolina Scots in the Eighteenth Century,” Institute for Scottish Historical Research Reading Weekend, University of St Andrews.

2015

“Gone with the Tide: The Environmental Evolution of a Southern Rice Plantation,” Early Modern-Modern History Postgraduate Forum, University of St Andrews.

“Keeping it in the Family: Scottish Kinship Networks in North Carolina, 1730-1800,” British Group of Early American Historians Annual Conference, University of Sheffield.

“Family and Kinship Networks among Scots Emigrants in North Carolina,” Institute for Scottish Historical Research Reading Weekend, University of St Andrews.

“A Family Affair: Kinship Networks and Scottish Emigration to North Carolina, c. 1735-1775,” Diaspora Studies Graduate Workshop, University of Edinburgh.

2013

“Sowing Life and Death: Disease and Plantation Management in the Lower Cape Fear,” Bellamy Mansion Museum, Wilmington, NC.

“The Low Country and the Lower Cape Fear: An Extension of the Barbadian Culture Hearth,” Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, Queens University of Charlotte

“Disease, Absenteeism, and Plantation Management in the Lower Cape Fear,” North Carolina Association of Historians Annual Conference, Queens University of Charlotte

2011

“Changing Tides: The Decline of Rice Culture on the Lower Cape Fear, 1865-1900,” Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History Annual Conference, Savannah, GA.

 

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS

2016    Archie K. Davis Fellowship, North Caroliniana Society

2014    Founders’ Scholarship, St Andrews Society of Washington, DC

2014    North Carolina Humanities Council Grant for “From Civil War to Civil Rights: The African American Experience at Poplar Grove”

2011    American History Award for “Two Centuries’ Harvest: Rice Culture in the Lower Cape Fear, 1730-1931,” National Society of the Colonial Dames of America

2010    New Scholar Award, UNCW Department of History

2008    Member, Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society

 

PUBLIC HISTORY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

2015-Present    Organizer and Web Developer, Early Modern and Modern History Postgraduate Forum, University of St Andrews.

2016-2017       Organizer and Web Developer, The Future of Early Modern Scottish Studies Conference, University of St Andrews.

2015-2016       Intern, Modern History Seminar Series, University of St Andrews.

2015-2016       Intern, Institute for Scottish Historical Research, University of St Andrews.

2013-2015       Board Member and Digital Engagement, Moores Creek Battleground Association.

2014                Project Director, “From Civil War to Civil Rights: The African American Experience at Poplar Grove,” Exhibit and Lecture Series, Poplar Grove Foundation, Inc.

2013-2014       Consulting Historian, Poplar Grove Foundation, Inc., Wilmington, NC.

2012-2014       Member, UNCW & CFCC History Teaching Alliance, Wilmington, NC.

2011                Director and Lead Instructor, Summer FUNdamentals: Port Belles Living History Camp, University of North Carolina Wilmington.

2010-2012       Archives Intern and Docent, Lower Cape Fear Historical Society, Wilmington, NC.

2010-2012       Member, Lower Cape Fear Historical Society, Wilmington, NC.

 

RELEVANT SKILLS

Reading Languages – Spanish (intermediate), French (beginner)

HTML5/CSS web design

Software – Microsoft Office suite, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, WordPress

 

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