Department of History

Daniel Szechi

Surname: Szechi Other Names: Daniel

Universities Attended:
St Antony’s College, Oxford, 1979-1982
University of Sheffield, UK, 1976-1979

Degrees Obtained:
D.Phil. (Oxford) History, 1983
B.A. (Hons) History, I, 1979

Honours Awarded:
Elected Council Member, North American Conference on British Studies, 2005-2010
Distinguished Graduate Faculty Lecturer, Auburn 2001
Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton 1998
Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Edinburgh 1997
Panhellenic Council Award for Outstanding Teaching, Auburn University 1997
Robert Reid Award for Teaching Excellence, Auburn University 1995
Alumni Professor, Auburn University, 1994
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, 1984
Gibbons Prize, Faculty of Arts, University of Sheffield 1979
Wellings Prize in Modern History, University of Sheffield 1977

Current Employment:
A distinguished chair at the University of Manchester.

Previous Posts:
Visiting Professor, Air War University, Maxwell AFB, AL, 1998-1999
College Lecturer in Modern History, St John’s College, Oxford, 1986-1988
Lecturer in History (temporary), University of Hull, 1985-1986
University Research Fellow, University of Sheffield, 1982-1985

1715: The Great Jacobite Rebellion (Yale University Press, pp. 384, 2006)
George Lockhart of Carnwath, 1689-1727. A Study in Jacobitism (Tuckwell Press, East Linton, pp. 232, 2002)
'Scotland’s Ruine': The Memoirs of George Lockhart of Carnwath (Association for Scottish Literary Studies, Aberdeen, pp. xxxviii + 302, 1995)
The Jacobites. Britain and Europe, 1688-1788 (Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. xxvi + 172, 1994)
with Prof. G. Holmes, The Age of Oligarchy: Pre-Industrial Britain 1722-1783 (Longmans, pp. xvi + 439, 1993)
Letters of George Lockhart of Carnwath, 1698-1732 (Scottish History Society, Edinburgh, pp. xxxviii + 365, 1989)
Jacobitism and Tory Politics, 1710-14 (John Donald Press, Edinburgh, pp. ix + 220, 1984)

Major Articles
"The Image of the Court. Idealism, Politics and the Evolution of the Stuart Court 1689-1730," in, The Stuart Court in Rome. The Legacy of Exile, ed. E. Corp (Aldershot, 2003), pp. 49-64.
"The Jacobite Movement," in, H. T. Dickinson (ed.), A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Britain (Blackwell, Oxford, 2002), pp. 81-96.
with Dr. Margaret Sankey, "Elite Culture and the Decline of Scottish Jacobitism 1716-1745" (Past and Present, no. 173 (2002) 90-128.
"A Blueprint for Tyranny? Sir Edward Hales and the Catholic Jacobite Response to the Revolution of 1688," English Historical Review, cxvi (2001) 342-67
"'Cam Ye O’er Frae France?': Defeat, Exile and the Mind of Scottish Jacobitism, 1716-27," Journal of British Studies, 37 (1998) 357-90.
"Constructing a Jacobite: The Social and Intellectual Origins of George Lockhart of Carnwath," Historical Journal, 40 (1997) 977-996.
"Defending the True Faith: Kirk, State and Catholic Missioners in Scotland 1653-1755," Catholic Historical Review, lxxxii. (1996) 397-411.
"The Jacobite Revolution Settlement, 1689-1696," English Historical Review, cviii. (1993) 610-28.
"The Parliamentary Diary of Sir Arthur Kay," in, Camden Fourth Series, Royal Historical Society, xxxi. (1992) 321-48.
"Scotland and the Hanoverians," in, M. Greengrass (ed.), Conquest and Coalescence: The Shaping of the State in Early Modern Europe (Edward Arnold, London, 1991), pp. 116-33.
"The Jacobite Theatre of Death," in, E. Cruickshanks and J. Black (eds), The Jacobite Challenge (John Donald, Edinburgh, 1988), pp. 57-74.
with Dr D. Hayton, "John Bull's Other Kingdoms: The Government of Scotland and Ireland," in, C. Jones (ed.), Britain in the First Age of Party, 1680-1745: Essays Presented to Geoffrey Holmes (Hambledon Press, London, 1987), pp. 241-80.
"The First Tory Party in the Commons, 1710-14: A Case-Study in Structural Change and Political Evolution," Parliamentary History, v. (1986) 1-16.
"The Politics of 'Persecution': Scots Episcopalian Toleration and the Harley Ministry," in, Toleration and Persecution, Studies in Church History, ed. W. J. Sheils, xxi. (1984) 275-89.

Research Interests:
For the past two decades my research has focused on the history of the eighteenth century British Isles broadly interpreted (i.e. from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth century), and within that era, on Jacobitism and Scotland. Though I started out as a new political historian primarily concerned with the sociology of the first Tory party, my growing interest in Jacobitism led to my research expanding to take in the entire range of the phenomenon from theology to art, though I am obviously more au fait with some areas than others! By contrast, I developed my fascination with all aspects of early eighteenth-century Scotland later in my career, after researching Scottish politics around the time of the Act of Union of 1707, and Scottish history is now the driving force behind my research and writing.

Last Updated: May 23, 2019