Vick, Mary

Vick, Mary M.


A.A. in History and Sociology, Oklahoma City Community College
B.A. in History, Smith College, Northampton, MA
M.A. in History, the University of Central Oklahoma.

Areas of Expertise and Research Interests:

  • British Maritime Commerce in the Eighteenth Century
  • Lloyd’s of London
  • Lloyd’s of London Patriotic Fund
  • The British Empire, the Slave Trade, and Marine Insurance
  • British Material Culture in the Eighteenth Century
  • Oklahoma’s Juvenile Justice Policies in the Progressive Era


Pierceson, Jason, ed. “Daughters of Bilitis,” and “The Mattachine Society,” in LGBTQ Americans in the U.S. Political System: An Encyclopedia of Activists, Voters, Candidates, and Officeholders, Volume II. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2020.
“Men, Money, and Maritime Insurance: An Examination of How Lloyd’s of London Created and Led a Shadow Empire in Great Britain, 1774-1835. Master’s thesis, Edmond, OK: University of Central Oklahoma, 2011.

Papers and Panels – Professional Conferences:

Vick, Mary M. (2022). Western Conference on British Studies, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 2-3, 2022. “The Emergence of Maritime Insurance: The Impact of Lloyd’s on Marine Insurance, 1774-1835.”
Vick, Mary M. (2016). Asian Studies Development Program, National Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 26-29, 2016. Panel Chair, “Women Travelers in China, Nineteenth Century.”
Vick, Mary M. (2013). Western Social Sciences Association Spring Conference, Houston, Texas, April 8-13, 2013. “Men, Money, and Marine Insurance”: Lloyd’s of London on the Cusp of the Nineteenth Century.”

Editing Projects

Button, Marilyn, and Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen, eds. Victorians and the Case of Charity, Essays on Responses to English Poverty by the State, the Church, and the Literati. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2013.
Sheetz-Nguyen, Jessica. Unwed Mothers: Victorian Women and the Foundling Hospital. London: Continuum Publishing Inc., 2012. 

Non-academic Interests:

Professor Vick enjoys reading and listening to podcasts that offer history-centered non-fiction and fiction publications focused on women’s contributions to global social and economic policy advancements. She also follows the adventures of Julia Child in the series, “Julia,” (a Smith College alumnae) and looks for opportunities to travel.