Robert Llewellyn Tyler

Robert Llewellyn Tyler

Robert Llewellyn Tyler was born in Newport, Wales. He received his BA from University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, his MA from the University of Pittsburgh, USA, and his PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has taught in Japan and Argentina, and at universities in Eastern Europe, China and the Middle East. For the academic year 2009-2010, he was the Fulbright Professor at Westminster College in Fulton Missouri and was made a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2011. He has been widely published and continues to research Welsh communities overseas.

  • 2000: University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. PhD History
  • 1989: University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. MA History
  • 1985: University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK. Post Graduate Certificate in Education. History and Adult Education
  • 1984:   University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK. BA (Hons) History
  • The History and Politics of Middle East Oil

My main area of research interest has been migration from Europe and the subsequent emerging forms of identity in diasporic societies. More specifically, I have focused on the nature of immigrant groups as they existed in and interacted with the wider community in nineteenth and twentieth century USA, South America and Australia. I have addressed the nature of these groups with regard to their linguistic ethos, religious and cultural institutions and activities not usually associated with migrants. The ability of these communities to retain their cultural integrity, in whatever form, was closely linked to a variety of factors and my research has considered, settlement patterns, economic specialization and mobility, religious schisms, exogamy and the conscious desire of many immigrants to integrate as rapidly as possible. I have considered these factors in relation to the continuation, modification and decline of a discernible ethnolinguistic community and while my focus has been primarily on Welsh communities, my research has enabled comparisons to be made with other European migrant groups.

Books

  • Wales and the American Dream, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, (2015).
  • The Welsh in an Australian Gold Town: Ballarat, Victoria, 1850-1900, University of Wales Press, (2010).
  • The Welsh in an Australian Gold Town, E-version, University of Wales Press, (2014).

Articles

  • “Migrant Culture Maintenance: The Welsh in Silver Bow County, Montana, 1890-1930.” Montana Magazine of Western History, (Winter 2018).
  • “Migrant Culture Maintenance: The Welsh Experience in Martins Ferry, Belmont County, Ohio, 1900–1940.” Ohio History, Vol. 125, No. 1 (Spring 2018), 70-94.
  • “Migrant Culture Maintenance: The Welsh in Granville, Washington County, New York, 1880-1930.” New York History, (Winter 2018), 99-120.
  • “Culture Maintenance, Occupational Change, and Social Status: The Welsh in San Francisco, 1880-1930.” California History, Vol. 94, No. 1 (Spring 2017), 6–25.
  • “Culture Maintenance, Occupational Mobility and Social Status: The Welsh in a Pennsylvania Slate Town 1900-1930.” Welsh History Review, Vol. 28, No. 1 (July 2016), 115-145.
  • “Occupational Mobility and Social Status: The Welsh Experience in Sharon, Pennsylvania 1880-1930.” Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies, 83, No. 1 (Winter 2016), 1-27.
  • “Identity, Culture Maintenance and Social Mobility: The Welsh in Emporia, Lyon County, 1870-1930.” Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Summer 2015), 65-78.
  • “Migrant Culture Maintenance: The Welsh Experience in Poultney, Rutland County 1900-1940.” Vermont History, Vol. 83, No. 1 (Winter/Spring 2015), 19-42.
  • “Occupational Change, Culture Maintenance and Social Status: The Welsh in a Missouri Coal Town, 1870-1930.” Missouri Historical Review, Vol. 109, No. 1 (October 2014), 18-40.
  • “Newid Galwedigaethol, Cynnal Diwylliant a Statws Cymdeithasol: Y Cymry mewn Tref Lofaol ym Missouri, 1870-1930.” Llafur, Vol. 11, No. 3 (2014), 5-20.
  • “Welsh Settlement Patterns in a Nineteenth Century Australian Gold Town.” Local Population Studies, 83 (Autumn 2009), 6-20.
  • “The Welsh Language Press in Colonial Victoria.” Victorian Historical Journal, 80, No. 1 (June 2009), 45-60.
  • “Religiosity and Culture Maintenance: The Welsh in Colonial Australia.” The Welsh Journal of Religious History, 3 (November 2008), 82-99.
  • “Y Wasg Gymraeg yn Nhrefedigaeth Awstralia yn y Bedwaredd Ganrif ar Bymtheg.” Llafur, Vol.10, No. 1 (2008), 21-31.
  • “The Welsh Language in a Nineteenth Century Australian Gold Town.” Welsh History Review, Vol. 24, No. 1 (June 2008), 52-76.
  • “Gender Imbalance, Marriage Preference and Culture Maintenance: The Welsh in an Australian Gold Town 1850-1900.” Llafur, 9, No. 3 (2006), 14-28.
  • “Occupational Mobility and Culture Maintenance: The Welsh in a Nineteenth Century Australian Gold Town.” Immigrants and Minorities, 24, No. 3 (November 2006), 277-299.

Reviews 

  • Ogawa, Manako, Sea of Opportunity: The Japanese Pioneers of the Fishing Industry in Hawai‘i, University of Hawai‘i Press (2015) in Migration Letters: An International Journal of Migration Studies, Vol. 13, No. 3 (September 2016).