Select Publications (since 2000)
Quaker Communities in Early Modern Wales: from resistance to respectability (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2007), pp. 304
(edited with Professor Stephen Regan, Durham University), Irelands of the Mind: memory and identity in modern Irish culture (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), including introduction (pp. 1–11 and ch. 6 (pp. 110–28)
(edited with Dr Joan Allen, Newcastle University), Faith of Our Fathers – Popular Culture and Belief in Post-Reformation England, Ireland and Wales (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009), including introduction (pp. 1–10) and ch. 4 (pp. 52–74)
- ‘The origins and development of Welsh associational life in eighteenth-century Philadelphia’, Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (in press. 2009)
- ‘Turning hearts to break off the yoke of oppression.’ The travels and sufferings of Christopher Meidel c.1659–c.1715’, Quaker Studies, 12, 1 (September 2007), 54–72;
- ‘In search of a New Jerusalem. A preliminary investigation into Welsh Quaker emigration to North America c.1660–1750’, Quaker Studies 9, 1 (September 2004), 31–53;
- “Mocked, scoffed, persecuted, and made a gazeing stock’: The resistance of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) to the religious and civil authorities in post-toleration south-east Wales c.1689–1836’, Cycnos. Publications de la Faculté des Lettres de Nice (2003), 23–47;
- ‘An Example of Quaker Discipline: The case of Dr. Charles Allen Fox and the Cardiff Quakers’, Journal of Welsh Religious History, New Series, 1 (Winter 2001), 46–73;
- ‘Wizards or charlatans ¬ doctors or herbalists? An appraisal of the ‘cunning men’ of Cwrt-y-Cadno, Carmarthenshire’, The North American Journal of Welsh Studies, 1, 2 (Summer 2001), 68–85.
- ‘The making of a Holy Christian Community: Welsh Quaker emigrants to Pennsylvania, c.1680–1750’, in Tim Kirk and Luďa Klusáková (eds), Cultural Conquests (in press. Prague: Philosophica et Historica, Studia Historica, 2009);
- ‘The Problem of Poor Relief’, in M. Gray and P. Morgan (eds), Gwent County History, vol. III (Cardiff: UWP, 2009), ch. 11;
- (with Dr Joan Allen, Newcastle University), ‘Competing identities’: Irish and Welsh migration and the North-East of England’, in A. J. Pollard and A. G. Green (eds), Regional Identities in North-East England 1300-2000 (Woodford: Boydell and Brewer, 2007), pp. 133–160;
- ‘‘I’ve come home, and home I’m gonna stay’. The Quiet Man (1952) in Irish-American cinematic history’, in Pamela O’Neill (ed.), Exile and Homecoming (Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2005), pp. 393–411;
- ‘‘Remember me to my good friend Captain Cook’: James Cook and the North Yorkshire Quakers’, in Glyndwr Williams (ed.), Captain Cook: explorations and reassessments (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2004), pp. 21–36;
- ‘Establishing an alternative community in the north-east: Quakers, morals and popular culture in the long-eighteenth century’, in Helen Berry and Jeremy Gregory (eds), Creating and Consuming Culture in North-East England, 1660–1832 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004), pp. 98–119;
- ‘‘A most industrious well-disposed people.’ Milford Haven Quakers and the Pembrokeshire Whaling industry c.1791–1821’, in Patricia O’Neill (ed.), Nation and Federation in the Celtic World (Sydney: University of Sydney Press, 2003), pp. 64–94;
- ‘Taking up her daily cross’: Women and the early Quaker Movement in Wales, c.1653-1689’, in Michael Roberts and Simone Clarke (eds), Women and Gender in Early Modern Wales (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000), pp. 104–28
Other published work
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: OUP, 2004). 21 entries incl. Several Catholic Priests, Quaker missionaries and Anglicans.
- Guest Editor Quaker Studies, vol. 9.1 (September 2004); vol. 8, 1 (September 2003)
Also, numerous book reviews, including A History of Assimilation in the Coalfields: Welsh Americans. By Ronald L. Lewis. (Chapel Hill: North Carolina Press, 2008) for the West Virginia History.