MML (Manchester); MA (Warburg Institute, London); Ph.D. (Harvard)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, CUHK
Affiliated Scholar, Centre for Comparative and Transnational Law (Transnational Legal History Group), Faculty of Law, CUHK
Stuart M. McManus is an historian and classicist working on slavery, law and empire in world history from a global and multi-ethnic perspective. He also has interests in the history of African American classical scholarship and Chinese humanities. He received his Ph.D. in history (secondary field in classical philology) from Harvard University. Prior to coming to CUHK, he taught Mexican and ancient Mediterranean history for two years at the University of Chicago, where he was the inaugural postdoctoral fellow at the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge. His book on the global history of renaissance humanism (based on primary research in 13 countries in Latin America, Europe and Asia) is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in early 2021, and he is beginning work on a second book on the global history of the famous 1619 slave voyage to Virginia. During the fall of 2019, Professor McManus was on leave at Princeton University’s Davis Center for Historical Studies and is a scholar-in-residence at the Newberry Library, Chicago.
In addition, he is the author of some 30 articles, book chapters and reviews that have appeared in Hispanic American Historical Review, Gender & History, Latino Studies, Catholic Historical Review, Colonial Latin American Review, Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Renaissance Quarterly, Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte and other similar venues, and has served as a peer-reviewer for the American Historical Review.
His second project has recently been awarded a Humboldt Yale History Network Travel Grant and a 2-year Early Career Scheme Grant from the Research Grants Council (HK$584,080). He has also received fellowships from the Social Sciences Research Council (USA), the Mellon Foundation-CLIR (USA), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK), the Huntington Library (USA), the Lilly Library (USA), the John Carter Brown Library (USA) and the Warburg Institute (USA).
PUBLICATIONS – PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES
PUBLICATIONS – BOOK CHAPTERS & ESSAYS (*PEER-REVIEWED)
|Slavery & Freedom in the Early Modern World
|Empire of Eloquence: The Classical Rhetorical Tradition in the Early Modern World