Dr Sara Caputo
From 2019 to 2022 I was Lumley Junior Research Fellow at Magdalene College. I am lucky enough to be still at Magdalene, as a Senior Research Fellow, as well as joining the Department of History and Philosophy of Science as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow. I remain an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of History, and, in Lent 2023, I am also acting as Director of Studies in History (Part IA) at Magdalene.
I am currently working on three new projects:
- Lecturing and supervising for Part I Paper 5, British Political History 1688-1886. Included a four-part lecture series on 'Britain and the Sea in the Long Eighteenth Century'.
- Lecturing, seminars, and supervising for Historical Argument and Practice.
2016-2020 Outreach widening participation lecturing and mentoring with the Cambridge University Admissions Office (including Experience Cambridge, Sutton Scholars, Insight Explore Summer Mentoring and The Subject Matters programmes) and The Brilliant Club charity. Various talks and sessions on History and on International Relations.
2016-17 Co-convenor of the Cambridge Modern British History Workshop.
Member of the organising committee of the Cambridge AHRC DTP international conference on 'Tradition and Transformation', 18-20 September 2017.
Tags & Themes
Magdalene College, Cambridge, CB3 0AG, United Kingdom
- Winner of the Prince Consort and Thirlwall Prize and Seeley Medal, 2020.
- Winner of the British Commission for Maritime History Boydell & Brewer Prize, 2020.
- Winner of the Fachverband Medizingeschichte e.V. wissenschaftlichen Förderpreis für herausragende medizinhistorische Arbeiten, 2022.
- Winner of the Society for Military History Vandervort Prize, 2022.
- Shortlisted for the Society for the Social History of Medicine Roy Porter Prize, 2018.
- David Wilson, Suppressing Piracy in the Early Eighteenth Century: Pirates, Merchants and British Imperial Authority in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2021), Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 46:1 (2023), 177-9.
- Naomi Lloyd-Jones and Margaret Scull (eds), Four Nations Approaches to Modern ‘British’ History: A (Dis)united Kingdom? (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), Reviews in History (2022).
- Paul Ashton and Alex Trapeznik (eds), What Is Public History Globally?: Working with the Past in the Present (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019), Rethinking History 24:2 (2020), pp. 255-7.
- Lenora Warren, Fire on the Water: Sailors, Slaves, and Insurrection in Early American Literature, 1789-1886 (Lewisburg PA: Bucknell University Press, 2019), H-War (June 2020).
- John Morrow, British Flag Officers in the French Wars, 1793-1815: Admirals’ Lives (London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018), History: Reviews of New Books 47:1 (2019), pp. 14-15.
- Margarette Lincoln, Trading in War: London’s Maritime World in the Age of Cook and Nelson (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2018), The London Journal 44:1 (2019), pp. 87-8.
- Helen Watt and Anne Hawkins (eds), Letters of Seamen in the Wars with France 1793-1815 (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2016), Archives 52:1 (2018), pp. 81-3.
Public history and radio
- ‘Ships and History’, BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking (13 April 2022), with Dr Jake Subryan Richards and Tom Nancollas, chaired by Professor Rana Mitter.
- ‘Foreign Jack Tars’, Preble Hall, podcast of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum (20 June 2022), interviewed by Professor Claude Berube.
- ‘The Medical Culture of the British Seaman’, Sea Control, podcast of the Center for International Maritime Security (12 June 2022), interviewed by Jared Samuelson.
- ‘When Subjecthood and Citizenship Did not Matter: the Royal Navy and Foreign Seamen in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars’, Cambridge Core Blog, Cambridge University Press (7 November 2018).
- ‘Recruiting Seamen in the Atlantic World’, in Life at Sea: Seafaring in the Anglo-American Maritime World, 1600-1900 (Adam Matthew, 2022).