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W. Douglas Catterall <email@example.com>
Cameron University of Oklahoma
1) Mentalities of migration in the 18th-century Atlantic World and the interactions between diasporic networks, diaporic institutions, and host communities.
2) Efforts to track and control movement in preindustrial European societies, i.e. precursors to modern systems of passport control and citizenship designation and their impact on everyday life.
3) Women in the informal public sphere of early modern European seaports and cities in general
Some current areas of interest:
1) tracing the production of social memory in preindustrial societies and role of individual manipulation of social memory in connecting common folk to the production of memories and of history
2) reconstructing agency in informal contexts for outsider/subaltern groups and examining their impact on political institutions, belonging, and community identity
3) community/state relations
4) the cultural impact of migration
5) non-state collectivities (e.g. networks)
6) identity and identity formation in the preindustrial era
|Address:||Department of History & Government
School of Liberal Arts, Cameron University
2800 W. Gore Boulevard
Lawton, Oklahoma 73505
|Primary Phone:||(580) 581-2949|
|Secondary Phone:||(405) 525-2188|
|Fax Number:||(580) 581-2941|
|List Affiliations:||Review Editor for H-Atlantic
Reviewer for H-Minerva
Ethnic History / Studies
European History / Studies
Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies
Urban History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
World History / Studies
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Ph.D. in History, October 1998
University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Economics, English Literature and History (with Honors), 1989
Associate Professor of History, Cameron University (2006/2007-Present)
Assistant Professor of History, Cameron University (academic year 2000/2001-2005/2006)
Assistant Professor of History, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University (academic year 1999-2000)
Instructor, Department of History, University of Minnesota (fall 1997, spring 1998 & summer 1998)
Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of Minnesota (academic years 1991-1992, 1992-1993 & 1995-1996)
Guest Researcher, Department of Economic History, Handelshögskolan vid Göteborgs universitet, (January-August 2007)
Postdoctoral Research Associate, James Ford Bell Library and the Center for Early Modern History, University of Minnesota (academic year 1998-1999)
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Minnesota History Project (fall 1998)
Research Assistant for Dr. S.E. Lehmberg (winter 1998 & summer 1998)
Service to Community and the Profession
Speaker Coordinator for "Public Policy Forum V - Alternative Energy: Promoting and Realizing the New Energy Frontier Today," a public policy forum on alternative energy held at the CETES Conference Center at Cameron University on October 28, 2010.
Member, Editorial Board of Civitas, the peer-reviewed journal of the Northwest Oklahoma State University Masonic Institute for Citizenship Studies
Co-Director and Co-Organizer with Dr. Tony Wohlers of "Heartlands at Home and Abroad," a teacher institute sponsored by a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council as well as by support from Cameron University and Northwest Oklahoma State University that brought together high school educators and university faculty from across Oklahoma to explore the teaching of heartlands from a world history perspective, June 7th-12th, 2009.
Coordinator of Local Arrangments for the 2004 Regional Phi Alpha Theta/OAPH Conference to be held at Cameron University campus February 27-28, 2004.
Originator and Co-organizer with Dr. Sarah Janda of "Exploring Integration: Past and Present," a community-oriented initiative to bring the path-breaking documentary "Two Towns of Jasper" to Cameron University, Lawton/Fort Sill, and Duncan including community screenings and facilitated discussions of the film and a series of events with the filmmakers on the CU campus on November 13, 2003.
Book Review Editor, H-Atlantic, fall 2002-present.
Publication and Research Activities:
"Community without Borders: Scots Migrants and the Changing Face of Power in the Dutch Republic, 1600-1690" (Leiden: E.J. Brill, February 2002).
This study is an exploration of migration, state-building and the formation of community identity through the experiences of seventeenth-century Scots migrants to the
Dutch port of Rotterdam. As Scots integrated into Rotterdam they drew the port further into patterns of migration emerging in the Atlantic world and beyond. Their norms, cultural practices and personal networks pushed social and political participation outside of local institutional boundaries and, ultimately, altered conflicts over the extension of centralized power into their adopted home.
Women in Port: Gendering Communities, Economies, and Social Networks in Atlantic Port Cities, 1500-1800, edited by Douglas Catterall and Jodi Campbell (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2012). This is a collection of essays that I am developing with Dr. Jodi Campbell of Texas Christian University that takes a comparative look at the activities of women in Atlantic maritime communities. It is currently under contract and has been accepted for publication in Brill's well-regarded Atlantic World series.
In Peer-Reviewed Journals:
"Drawing Lives and Memories from the Everyday Words of the Early Modern Era," The Sixteenth Century Journal 36, no. 3 (Fall 2005): 651-672.
"At Home Abroad: Ethnicity and Enclave in the World of Scots Traders in Northern Europe, c. 1600-1800," Journal of Early Modern History 8, no. 4 (2004): 319-357.
"The Rituals of Reformed Discipline: Managing Honor and Conflict in Scots Rotterdam, 1643-1665," Archive for Reformation History 94 (2003): 194-222.
Works Under Consideration for Publication:
In Essay Collections:
"Fortress Rotterdam? Rotterdam's Scots Community and the Covenanter Cause, 1638-1688," in British and Irish emigrants in Europe, 1603-1688, edited by David Worthington (Leiden: Brill, 2010), 87-105.
"Interlopers in an Intercultural Zone?: Early Scots Ventures in the 17th-Century Atlantic World," in Bridging the Early Modern Atlantic World: Peoples, Products, and Practices on the Move, edited and with an introduction by Caroline A. Williams (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2009), 75-96.
"Scots and Portuguese Migrants in the United Provinces (16th-17th century)," in Religious Refugees in Europe, Asia and the Americas, 6th-21st Centuries, edited by Susanne Lachenicht. Atlantic Cultural Studies, edited by Claudia Schnurman (Hamburg; Münster: LIT-Verlag, 2007), 53-80.
"Settle or Return: Migrant Communities in Northern Europe, c. 1600-1800," in From the Middle Ages to Modernity: Individual and Community in the Early Modern World, a collection of essays in honor of James D. Tracy, Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, edited by Jerry Bentley and Charles Henry Parker (Lantham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007), 109-130.
"The Worlds of John Rose: A Northeastern Scot's Career in the British Atlantic World, c. 1740-1800," in A Global Clan: Scottish Migrant Networks and Identities Since the 18th Century, edited by Angela McCarthy (London & New York: Tauris Academic Studies, 2006), 67-94.
"Scots Along the Maas, c. 1570-1750," in Scottish Communities Abroad in the Early Modern Period, edited by A. Grosjean & S. Murdoch (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2005), 169-189.
"Translating lives in public in early modern Rotterdam," in the value of the norm/il valore delle norme. legal disputes and the definition of rights/controversie legali e definizione dei diritti, edited and with a forward by Renata Ago of the Universitá degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" (Rome: Biblink editori, 2002), 73-101.
"Scots Migrant Identity and Public Story-telling in Early Modern Rotterdam, 1600-1700," in Vier eeuwen migratie. bestemming Rotterdam, edited by Paul van de Laar, Thimo de Nijs, Johan Okkema and Albert Oosthoek (Rotterdam: MondiTaal Publishing, 1998), 38-57.
"Suddiga gränser, befästa minnen och den skotska diasporan i 1700-talets Göteborg," seminar paper for an invited lecture given at the Högre seminarium of Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen of Göteborgs universitet, May 23, 2007, to be included in the web-archive of the Högre seminarium, Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen vid Göteborgs universitet @ http://www.hgu.gu.se/item.aspx?id=17713
Finding Aid and Catalog
" 'The Irvine Papers': A Catalog and Collection Finding Aid for the James Ford Bell Library," Manuscript, 2005, forthcoming in an online format, to be published by the James Ford Bell Library of the University of Minnesota.
"England," in Countries and Their Cultures, edited by Melvin and Carol R. Ember (New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2001), 701-716.
Translation of A. Th. van Deursen, "Autobiography in a Dutch Village" The Journal of Early Modern History: Contacts, Comparisons, Contrasts 1 (1997): 107-123.
Work in Progress:
A co-written article with Laura Cruz of Western Carolina University on teaching a simulation of life in the mid-19th-century Dutch East Indies built around the novel Max Havelaar written by Eduard Douwes Dekker.
Women Telling Tales: Gender and the Public Sphere in North Sea Ports, an ongoing project focused on women's speech in the public sphere of the Dutch Republic and other northern European cultures. Two articles listed above ("Drawing Lives and Memories from the Everyday Words of the Early Modern Era" and "Translating lives in public in early modern Rotterdam") are part of this project, which will ultimately encompass case studies from across the North Sea zone.
The Migrant's View: The Irvine/Rose Network and the Scots Diaspora in the Atlantic World, c. 1700-1800, a book-length project focusing on migrant mentalities and the place of the Scots diaspora in the Atlantic world based on a single network's experiences during the intensified 18th-century globalization of European migration patterns. Currently, I have four pieces related to this project out or accepted for publication ("At Home Abroad: Ethnicity and Enclave in the World of Scots Traders in Northern Europe, c. 1600-1800"; "Scots Along the Maas, c. 1570-1800"; "The Worlds of John Rose: A Northeastern Scot's Career in the British Atlantic World, c. 1740-1800"; and "Settle or Return? Exiles and Other Migrants in Northern Europe, 1600-1800").
"Memory, Resistance and the Body Politic in Early Modern Rotterdam," an essay on the role of social memory in mediating between popular and official perceptions of rioting.
The Migrant’s View: The Irvine/Rose Network and the Scots Diaspora in the Atlantic World, c. 1700-1800, a book-length project focusing on migrant mentalities during the intensified 18th century globalization of European migration patterns.
"Memory, Resistance, and the Body Politic in Early Modern Rotterdam," an essay on the role of social memory in mediating between popular and official perceptions of rioting.
Recent Invited Lectures and Conference Papers
"Nations, Ethnicity, and the Swedish Nation in the Age of Freedom (1730-1760)," invited paper given at "Exile, Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism," a conference at Warburg Haus, Hamburg, Germany organized under the auspices of the Lehrstuhl für Neuere Geschichte, Schwerpunkt Nordamerikanische, Atlantische und Karibische Geschichte, Historisches Seminar, Universität Hamburg and Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Jüden, Hamburg.
"Suddiga gränser, befästa minnen och de skotska diasporan i 1700-talets Göteborg," invited lecture given at the Högre seminariet of Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen of Göteborgs universitet, May 23, 2007.
"Fortress Rotterdam? Rotterdam's Scots Community and the Covenanter Cause, 1638-1688," invited paper given at "Emigrants and exiles from the Three Kingdoms in Europe, 1603-1688," a conference given under the auspices of the Centre for Early Modern Studies at the University of Aberdeen, April 12-13, 2007.
Recent Conference Papers:
"Regulating Mercantile Probity in the North Sea Zone in the Eighteenth Century," at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, January 10, 2010.
"Crossing Cultures and Religions in 18th-Century Amsterdam: A Mercantile House Over Three Generations," at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in New York, NY, January 2009.
Conference Sessions Organized:
"Bridges across Time and Space: Networks of Mercantile and Diplomatic Exchange in the Baltic, North, and Mediterranean Seas," for the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (co-organizer), January 7-10, 2010.
"Fishwives, Heretics, Tavernkeepers, and Traders: Women's Agency in Early Modern Atlantic Port Cities," for the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., (co-organizer) January 3-6, 2008.