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First Name
Anna
Last Name
McKay
Affiliation
University of Leicester and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Website URL
https://leicester.academia.edu/AnnaMcKay
Keywords
Prison Ships, Prison Hulks, Convicts, Maritime, Transportation, Prisons, Prisoners of War, Social, Cultural, Penal, Administrative, Labour, Reform, Material Culture, Shipboard Violence, Shipboard Routine, Warfare, Napoleonic Wars, American Revolution, Britain, Bermuda, Dockyards, Colonial, Imperial, 18th Century, 19th Century
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About Me

I am a doctoral researcher working on an Arts and Humanities Research Council fully-funded project, “The History of British Prison Hulks, 1776-1864”. The studentship is a collaborative doctoral project between the University of Leicester and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
My work seeks to rectify a significant gap in academic literature using new historiographical frameworks that have emerged in recent years; these include naval history, maritime history, social and cultural history, penology and the study of material culture. I intend to produce a new reading into the history of British prison hulks, with a particular emphasis on the social and cultural lives of prisoners, both convict and prisoner of war.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Australia, Atlantic, England, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, Colonialism, Government, Military, Rebellion & Revolution