Department of History

James Hill

  • Visiting Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Advisor


Atlantic History
Caribbean History
North American History
American Indian History


North American Indians
History of the Early Caribbean
Cuba from Columbus to Castro
U.S. History to 1877

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., The College of William & Mary, 2016
  • M.A. and B.A., University of North Florida, 2010

Representative Publications

“New Systems, Established Traditions: Governor James Grant’s Indian Policy, 1760- 1771,” Florida Historical Quarterly 93, no. 2 (Fall 2014), 133-166.

“‘Bring Them What they Lack’: Spanish-Creek Exchange and Alliance-Making in a Maritime Borderland, 1763-1784,” Early American Studies 12, no. 1 (Winter 2014), 36-67.

Research Interests

Dr. Hill is currently working on a manuscript project tentatively titled Muskogee Internationalism in an Age of Revolution, 1763-1818. The project centers upon Creek and Seminole maritime travels and diplomatic network-building in the Atlantic and circum-Caribbean.

He is also in the process of publishing an article in the Florida Historical Quarterly under the working title “‘The Land we live in is our own’: Indigenous Conceptions of Space in Eighteenth-Century Apalachee.” The article will explore how Creeks and Seminoles defined and articulated their territorial control over the eastern Florida panhandle and how they incorporated European colonial settlements, forts, and trading posts in the region into their concepts of territorial sovereignty.