Media articles and reviews:
• “Long Read Review: The New Poverty by Stephen Armstrong.” LSE Review of Books, April 9, 2018.
• “Factory Made.” The New Inquiry, March 30, 2018.
• “Long Read Review: The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World by Maya Jasanoff.” LSE Review of Books , January 17, 2018.
• “Grant by Ron Chernow Review – Booze, Slavery and an Argument for Greatness.” The Guardian, December 6, 2017, sec. Books.
• “Sugar by James Walvin Review – from Slavery to Obesity.” The Guardian, July 27, 2017, sec. Books.
• “Britain’s History and Memory of Transatlantic Slavery,” The Oxford Research Center in the Humanities (TORCH), 24 May 2017, Oxford, UK.
Wallace K. Ferguson Prize
The Canadian Historical Association awarded Dr Padraic X. Scanlan its Wallace K. Ferguson Prize, which recognises the year’s outstanding scholarly book in a field of history other than Canadian history, to his recently published Freedom’s Debtors: British Antislavery in Sierra Leone in the Age of Revolution (Yale University Press, 2017). The Canadian Historical Association is a Canadian organisation founded in 1922 for the purposes of promoting historical research and scholarship.
New book on antislavery
Dr Scanlan’s first book, Freedom’s Debtors: British Antislavery in Sierra Leone in the Age of Revolutions, was released by Yale University Press on 24 October. The book, published as part of the Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History, argues that British antislavery, widely seen as an historic sacrifice of economic and political capital on the altar of humanitarianism, was in fact profitable, militarily useful, and crucial to the expansion of British power in West Africa. Order the book on Amazon UK (available in hardcover and Kindle edition).
LSE Excellence in Education Awards
Dr Padraic X. Scanlan won a 2016-17 LSE Excellence in Education Award with other members of the department. Designed to support the School’s aspiration of creating ‘a culture where excellence in teaching is valued and rewarded on a level with excellence in research’ (LSE Strategy 2020), winners of the Excellence in Education Awards are recommended by LSE Heads of Department who have demonstrated outstanding teaching contribution and educational leadership in their departments.
Dr Padraic X. Scanlan appeared on 8 August 2015 as one of the guests on "The History of Booms, Busts and Bubbles," a programme hosted by the presenter Rita Lobo, on the financial news and commentary radio station Share Radio. He talked about slavery and the impact it had on the British Empire. Listen to the podcast of this very interesting broadcast here.