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Academic Staff
ROBERTSON, James
Office Room Number: 
NAB 25
Degree/Qualification: 
B.A. (Southampton), A. M., Ph.D. (Washington, St. Louis)
Title: 
Professor
Extension Number: 
2513/927-1922
Courses/Areas of Interest: 
Early Modern London; Spanish Town as an Atlantic “capital city”; Jamaica, 1650 - 1770; Creole Architecture in Spanish Town.

James Robertson

James Robertson is Professor of History. His research interests include early Jamaica, West Indian urban history, and sixteenth- and seventeenth-century London. He has published on Jamaican history and early modern Britain, and his major publications include Gone is the Ancient Glory: Spanish Town, Jamaica, 1534-2000 (Ian Randle Publishers: 2005). He is currently working on a book on the first English century in Jamaica, c.1650-1770. He has received several fellowships including Caird Fellowship at the National Maritime Museum, and a Gilder-Lehrman Fellowship at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He has also received numerous awards including two Mona Researcher’s Awards. He teaches undergraduate courses on Imperialism since 1918, Urban Heritage of Jamaica, Continuity and Change in Early Modern Europe, 1400-1789, and the graduate course History And Heritage: Theory and Application.

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