Professor Huw Bowen
Professor in Modern History
History
Telephone: (01792) 602350
Room: Office - 402
Fourth Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus

Huw Bowen is a specialist on British economic, imperial, maritime, and political history, with a particular interest in Britain’s commercial relations with Asia between 1600 and 1850.  Among his many publications are three books published by Cambridge University Press:  Revenue and Reform: The Indian Problem in British Politics, 1757-1773 (1991); War and British Society, 1688-1815 (1996); and The Business of Empire: The East India Company and Imperial Britain, 1756-1833 (2007).  He is currently exploring how the global copper industry shaped the industrial development of the Swansea Valley.  On behalf of Swansea University he leads the Cu @ Swansea project, a major cross-sector heritage-led economic regeneration project located in the Lower Swansea Valley.  For more on this project see http://hafodmorfacopperworks.com/.  Huw Bowen is the founding editor of the research monograph series 'The Worlds of the East India Company'.  He is Fellow of the Royal Historical Society; Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences; and Member of the Institute of Directors.


Publications

  1. Wales and British India During the Late Eighteenth Century. Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion
  2. The consumption of British manufactured goods in India, 1765-1813: a prologue. In Haynes, D., McGowan, A., Roy, T. & Yanagisawa, H. (Ed.), Towards a history of consumption in South Asia. (pp. 26-50). New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  3. Bullion for trade, war, and debt-relief: British movements of silver to, around, and from Asia, 1760-1833. Modern Asian Studies 44(3), 445-475.
  4. Britain in the Indian Ocean region and beyond: contexts, contours, and the creation of a global maritime empire.. In Bowen, H.V., Mancke, E. & Reid, J.G. (Ed.), Britain's oceanic empire: Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds c.1550-1850. (pp. 45-65). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  5. Asiatic interactions: India, the East India Company, and the Welsh economy, 1750-1830. In Bowen, H. (Ed.), Wales and the British overseas empire: interactions and influences,1650-1830. (pp. 168-192). Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Supervision

  • Evaluating Public Engagement (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof David Turner
    Other supervisor: Prof Harold Thimbleby