Department of American and Canadian Studies


Simon Hill

Teaching Associate in American and Canadian Studies, Faculty of Arts



Simon completed his BA and MA in History at the University of Liverpool. Thereafter, he completed a PhD at Liverpool John Moores University. His primary area of interest is the British Empire during the 18th century - with special reference to Liverpool's ties to the former Thirteen Colonies (now the United States). He also works on Liverpool's whaling trade.

Teaching Summary

My primary areas of teaching interest are

- North America since 1607 - especially the Revolution, War of Independence & US politics.

- The British Empire since 1607 - especially policy-making, Liverpool, North America, East Asia & the Pacific.

Research Summary

S. Hill, 'Georgian Liverpool's Northern Whaling Trade Reconsidered: Ranking, Significance and Geography', International Journal of Maritime History, 32, 4 (2020), 802-22.

S. Hill, 'The Politics of Liverpool's Northern Whaling Trade 1750-1823' Mariner's Mirror, 104, 4 (2018), 439-55.

S. Hill, 'The Socio-Cultural Impact of the War of American Independence upon Liverpool 1775-1783', Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies, 40, 2 (2017), 163-80.

S. Hill, 'The Liverpool Economy during the War of American Independence, 1775-1783', Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 44, 6 (2016), 835-56.

Department of American and Canadian Studies

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