• ‘Paper Money, the Nation, and the Suspension of Cash Payments in 1797’. Historical Journal 58.2 (2015), pp. 415–442.
• ‘Mobility under Pressure: Civilian Rail Traffic in Britain during WWII’, in H. Shin and Y. Tanaka (eds.), Moving Around: People, Things and Practices in Consumer Culture (Forum for History of Consumer Culture: 2015), pp. 53–60.
• ‘Have Consumer Movements Enhanced Transport Justice? Passenger Representation on Britain’s Railways before 1947’, in Colin Divall, Julian Hine and Colin Pooley (eds.), Transport Policy: Lessons from History (Ashgate, in print).
• ‘The Art of Advertising Railways: Organisation and Coordination in Britain’s Railway Marketing, 1860-1910’. Business History 56.2 (2014), pp. 187–213.
• [with Frank Trentmann and Rebecca Wright], From World Power Conference to World Energy Council: 90 years of energy cooperation, 1923-2013 (London: World Energy Council, 2013). 71pp.
• ‘Saving with Excitement? The Premium Bond and Consuming Savers in Post-War Britain’, in Genealogies of Curiosity and Material Desire: Proceedings of the History of Consumer History Conference 2012 (Tokyo, 2012), pp. 49-58.
• [with Colin Divall]. ‘Cultures of Speed and Conservative Modernity: Representations of Speed in Britain’s Railway Marketing', in Benjamin Fraser and Steven Spalding (eds), Trains, Modernity and Cultural Production: Riding the Rails (Lenham: Lexington Books, 2011), pp. 3-26.
• ‘Business Strategy and Corporate Image: Britain's Railways, 1872-1977’, in Heli Mäki and Jenni Korjus (eds), Railways as an Innovative Regional Factor (Helsinki: University of Helsinki, Palmenia Centre for Continuing Education and the City of Kouvola, 2009), pp. 63-84.
• ‘People’s Money? Life with Banknotes during the Bank Restriction Period (1797-1821),’ in Proceedings of the Fifth Anglo-Japanese Conference of Historians (Tokyo, January 2007).
• ‘The Bank of England Note Outside London, 1797-1821,’ in Business Archives: Sources and History, November 2006 (London), pp. 55–68.
‘The Culture of Paper Money: the Bank of England Note during the Bank Restriction Period, 1797-1821’. PhD thesis, Department of History, University of Cambridge, 2009. Supervisor: Professor Martin Daunton. Thesis Examiners: Dr Craig Muldrew and Professor Julian Hoppit
• Hiroki Shin. Review of George Revill’s Railway. Journal of Transport History 34.2 (2013), pp. 227-229.
• Hiroki Shin (trans.). Eve Rosenhaft, ‘Shopping to shite no Tōshi: Kasō Shōwindō no naka no Mukei Shōhin’ [‘Intangible commodities in virtual shop-windows: Investment as shopping in the eighteenth century’], in Toshio Kusamitsu and Shinobu Majima (eds.), Yokubō to Shōhi no Keifu (Tokyo: NTT Publishing, 2014), pp. 93-122, 172-173.
• Hiroki Shin (trans.). John H. Arnold Rekishi [translation of John H. Arnold, A Very Short Introduction: History] (2003.3). 205pp.
• Hiroki Shin (trans.). Walter Pater, ‘Vezlay’ in Walter Pater Chyosaku-syu vol. 1 [translation of ‘Vezelay’, in Collected Works of Walter Pater vol. 1] (2001).
[In Japanese] 'SCI enerugī shōhi no rekishi projekuto to Tsuruoka Tōyu Saiban Shiryōshitsu [SCI energy consumption history project and Tsuruoka Kerosene Archive]', in Tsuruoka Kerosene ArchiveNewsletter 4 (2013).
• 2014-2018: As Co-Investigator (PI: Prof Frank Trentmann). AHRC Research Grant (Care for the Future). ‘Material Cultures of Energy: Transitions, Disruption, and Everyday Life in the Twentieth Century’ (AH/K006088/1).
• 2009-2018: As Research Collaborator. The Japan Society for Promotion of Science Research Grant (as a research collaborator), ‘Connecting Consumer Cultures’.
• Museum Outreach Programme, ‘East Coast Time Line’, iPhone application. National Railway Museum, in collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and East Coast Main Line Company, available since September 2012. http://timeline.nrm.org.uk/
• University Exhibition, ‘Arts and Humanities Research at the University of York’, March 2012.
2014-present Birkbeck College, University of London
Researcher. ‘Material Cultures of Energy’
2013-2014 University of Manchester, Sustainable Consumption Institute
Research Associate (Line Manager: Prof Frank Trentmann). ‘Energy Consumption in the 20th Century’.
2008- 2012 University of York, Institute of Railway Studies and Transport History, AHRC Postdoctoral Research Associate in the AHRC funded project ‘The Commercial Cultures of Britain’s Railways, 1872-1977’ (Chief Investigator Prof Colin Divall)
2007-08 Open University of Japan, Tokyo, Japan: Temporary Lecturer
Lecture Titles: ‘Economic and Social History of Modern Britain’; ‘History of Banking
in Britain’; ‘The Culture of Investment in Britain’.
Walpole Library. Research on the Anglo-American financial relation in social and
• ‘Economic and Social History of Modern Britain’, single-term course, Open University of Japan
• ‘History of Banking in Britain’, single-term course, Open University of Japan
• ‘The Culture of Investment in Britain’, single-term course, Open University of Japan
2009PhD (History), University of Cambridge (St Catharine’s College).
Thesis Title: ‘The Culture of Paper Money: the Bank of England Note during the Bank Restriction Period, 1797-1821’. Supervisor: Professor Martin Daunton. Thesis Examiners: Dr Craig Muldrew and Professor Julian Hoppit
1998-2001MA (Area Studies) Area Studies, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Tokyo, Japan. Research Topic: ‘Paper Money Controversy and the Criminal Law Reform in the early nineteenth century’
1996-1998 BA (Arts and Sciences / International Relations), University of Tokyo, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Area Studies(British Studies) / International Relations, Tokyo, Japan.
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIP, SCHOLARSHIPS, PRIZES
2013-2014: Visiting Researcher, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Tokyo, Japan.
2007: Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University, Visiting Fellowship
2005: Royal Historical Society Research Grant
2005: Business Archives Council, Business History Bursary for 2005
2005: Ellen McArthur Research Bursary
2004-2006: Overseas Research Students Awards
2003-2006: Cambridge Overseas Trust Scholarship
2001: DESK (Deutschland- und Europastudien in Komaba, University of Tokyo) bursary
1999-2001: Japan Ikueikai Scholarship
Chair of Travel Grant Committee, T2M, 2012-present.
Chair of Syllabi Committee, Chair, T2M, 2012-present.
Member of Royal Historical Society, 2005-present.
Reviewing for Contemporary European History, Journal of Transport History
Project peer reviewing for the ESRC, the Science Museum Group, Technische Universität Berlin
February 2009:Photographic Handling Course, National Railway Museum, York
December 2008: Introduction to Museum Course, National Railway Museum, York
English (working language), Japanese (native speaker), Italian (pre-intermediate)
- International conference ‘Moving Around: People, Things and Practices in Consumer Culture’ (as chair of the organisation committee), Tokyo, September 2014
- International conference on the history of consumer culture, Tokyo, 2012.
- Workshop series on transport history and policy, York, 2010-2012.
- Seminar series on transport history, York, 2008-2012.
- Workshop series on the cultures of consumption, Tokyo, 2008-.
PRESENTATIONS (since 2011)
- December 2014, ‘Preparing Energy Consumers for New Energy: The Formation of Social Knowledge about Solar Energy in Japan, 1973–1993’, Electric Worlds: Creations, Circulations, Tensions, and Transitions, from the 19th to the 21st Centuries conference, Paris
- December 2014, Preparing Energy Consumers for New Energy: The Formation of Social Knowledge about Solar Energy in Japan, 1973–1993’, SCI Research Seminar, University of Manchester
- November 2014, [with F. Trentmann], ‘Energy Shortages and the Reproduction of Social Life: Resilience, Redistribution and “Normality” in the Twentieth Century’, Coping with Scarcity: Energy Shortages, Food Crises, Drought and Critical Materials in the Modern World (c. 1800 to the present) workshop, Caltech, USA
- September 2014, ‘Mobility under Pressure: Civilian Rail Traffic in Britain during WWII’, History of Consumer Culture conference, Gakushuin University, Tokyo
- July 2014, ‘Two Faces of Japan's Energy History: Household Energy in late 20th Century Japan’, SCI Research Seminar, University of Manchester
- June 2014, 'Economic Development, Consumer Movements and Energy Revolution in Japan 1960-1980', Energy Regimes, the Environment and International Relations, 1970s to today Workshop' Padua, Italy
- April 2014, ‘Refusing Money: the Moral Economy of Paper Money in Britain, 1797–1825’, Money, Manners and Morals in the Modern World workshop, St Gallen, Switzerland
- November 2013, ‘Transition Paths of Japan’s Household Energy Consumption, c.1945-1975’, ‘Sustainability Transitions, Past and Present’ workshop, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany
- September 2013, ‘Cross-Border Movement of Energy and Visions of a Mobile Society in Post-War Japan’, T2M (International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic an Mobiltiy), Kouvola, Finland
- September 2013, ‘On the Right Track? The Future of Rail Transport in Britain’s Past’, Workshop on Technocracy, Expertise, and the Future, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
- September 2013, ‘Selling the age of the train: BR passenger marketing and travel in Britain in the 1960s-1970s’, National Railway Museum and The National Archives Joint Conference, London and York
- April 2013, ‘Material Culture in Practice: History of Technology Travelling across Academia and Museums’, Public History of Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (PHOSTEM) Workshop, Science Museum, London
- September 2012, ‘From Commercial Art to Design: Britain’s Railways and Travel Marketing’, 3rd Conference in the Pay and Play Series on the Business History of Leisure in Britain, Aberystwyth University
- June 2012, ‘Circulating Money, Circulating People: The Past and Future of Finance and Transport’, Invited Lecture, Department of History, University of York
- May 2012, ‘British Railways before the Second World War: Marketing Configuration in Britain’s Railways, 1923-1938’, IRS&TH Research Seminar, University of York
- March 2012, ‘Saving with Excitement? The Premium Bond and Consuming Savers in Post-War Britain’, History of Consumer Culture, Tokyo, Japan
- December 2011, [with Colin Divall], ‘Cultures of Speed and Conservative Modernity: Representation of Speed in the History of Britain’s Railway Marketing’, Colloque de l’AHICF, Paris, France
- October 2011, ‘Visualising the Commercial Cultures of Britain‘s Railways: A Collaborative Work between Museum and Transport Historians’, 9th International Conference of T2M (International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic an Mobiltiy), Berlin, Germany
- June 2011, [with Colin Divall], ‘Cultures of Speed and Conservative Modernity: Representations of Speed in Britain’s Railway Marketing’, IRS&TH Research Seminar, University of York
- May 2011, ‘Listening to the Voices of Passengers: Consumerism in Britain’s Railway History’, AHRC Social Justice and Mobility Workshop, University of Ulster, Belfast
- May 2011, [with Colin Divall], ‘Mobilizing Interiors: British Railway Compartments as Quasi-Domestic Spaces, 1920-1939’, Flow: A Conference in Two Parts, Kingston University, London
November 2011, ‘Railways and York: A history of place and travel marketing’, at 10x10x10 ESRC Combined Presentations, York
- [with Frank Trentmann], ‘When the Lights Go Out’, AHRC Care for the Future: Thinking Forward through the Past blog, 4 December 2014. http://careforthefuture.exeter.ac.uk/2014/12/when-the-lights-go-out/
- ‘How to make cooling measures cooler?’ SCI blog, 19 August 2014.
- Digital broadcast: October 2013, ‘Selling the age of the train: British Rail passenger marketing and travel in Britain in the 1960s–70s’, Archives Media Player, The National Archives.
Other Educational Activities
Lecture ‘An introduction to the railways in the UK: past, present and future’ for Japanese high school students at the National Railway Museum, York. March 2013 and March 2014.