• 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20082019

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Personal profile

Biography

My core research is concerned with the role played by violence in the shaping of early American society and its role in the creation Native American ‘Otherness’.  As a historian, I am particularly interested in violence as a formative source - rather than a cumulative effect produced by other social or economic forces, I instead prefer to study violence as a starting point for new event-chains.  This has led to me develop a particular interest in the transmission of ideas and war-traumas from one generation to the next, and the specific mechanism which allow conflict-experience to be canonised, reproduced, passed-on, and, in some cases, commercialised.

 

My secondary research builds upon this.  Discourses of race and gender in popular mediums, such as films and comic books, are another important aspect of my research and publication portfolio.  In addition to writing on the history of violence in Native America, I have researched and published on the history of silent film, the theatre, and public appetites for performance and comedy as a form of cultural commentary.

 

I am also very interested in using non-traditional mediums to disseminate my research.  Aside from the written word, I have experimented with trans-media articles (open access pieces which include filmic elements, audio commentaries, and digital appendices), podcasts, micro-blogging, filmmaking, and immersive content creation.  These works range from academic in nature (aimed at a scholarly audience) to public outreach, wherein accessibility is an important consideration.

Research Interests

Native American history ; Race relations in the US ; The revolutionary frontier ; The evolution of American popular culture

Keywords

  • E151 United States (General)
  • F001 United States local history
  • E11 America (General)
  • F1001 Canada (General)
  • D901 Europe (General)
  • PS American literature

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Research Output

El diálogo intercultural como método para articular una experiencia entre estudiantes de Brasil y el Reino Unido

Reid, D., Santos, J. A. & Battestin, C., 2019, In : Educação e Contemporaneidade. 28, 56, p. 102-115 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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  • Looking for Charlie: Life and Death in the Silent Era

    Reid, D. & Sanders, B., 5 May 2018

    Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchDigital or Visual Media

  • ANTI-INDIAN RADICALISATION IN THE EARLY AMERICAN WEST, 1774-1795

    Reid, D., 19 Jun 2017, In : Journal of the American Revolution.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Documenting Donald: A Trans-Media Post-Mortem about Documentary-Making during the 2016 Presidential Election

    Reid, D. & Sanders, B., 2017

    Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchWeb publication/site

    Open Access
  • Documenting Donald (Short Film)

    Reid, D. & Sanders, B., 2017

    Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchDigital or Visual Media

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 13 Participation in conference
    • 2 Public Engagement Event

    Cinematic Release - Looking for Charlie

    Darren Reid (Speaker)
    5 May 201830 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Engagement Event

    Place + Time VR Film Festival Screenings

    Darren Reid (Speaker)
    1 Jan 20182018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Engagement Event

    Scottish Association for the Study of America

    Darren Reid (Speaker)
    15 Mar 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    History Lab Plus

    Darren Reid (Speaker)
    1 Jul 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Society of Appalachian Historians

    Darren Reid (Speaker)
    1 Jun 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Prizes

    Best VR Film

    Darren Reid (Recipient), 27 Jan 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Press / Media

    BBC Radio Commentary on Donald Trump and John F. Kennedy

    Darren Reid

    26/10/17

    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment