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Professor Malyn Newitt

Professor Malyn Newitt

Malyn Newitt obtained a BA in Modern History at Oxford in 1961 and a PhD London 1967. He taught at the University of Rhodesia (1962-1965) and at the University of Exeter (1966-1998). At Exeter he served as Dean of Arts and Deputy Vice Chancellor (1995-98). In 1998 he was appointed the first Charles Boxer Professor of History at King’s College London. He retired in 2005. 

He has specialised in Portuguese colonial history and, in particular, the history of Mozambique. He is the author of Portuguese Settlement on the Zambesi (1973), The Comoro Islands (1984), Portugal in Africa (1981), São Tomé and Príncipe (1988), with Tony Hodges History of Mozambique (1995), East Africa (2002) (a collection of Portuguese documents in translation) and A History of Portuguese Overseas Expansion (2004).  

He has also published three books on the history of Portugal, including Portugal in European and World History (2009) and Emigration and the Sea. An Alternative History of Portugal and the Portuguese was published in 2015. 

He was a JP for twenty-four years and is married with three children and eight grandchildren.‚Äč