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Current Research: My main subject of research is religious history in Britain during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The main area of my work is Shropshire and the Welsh Marches, with some work on Wales. I have published articles on the establishment of Protestantism in Shrewsbury, on religious conflict there and elsewhere in Shropshire; on Puritan preachers; Presbyteriansim in Shropshire; preachers and Jews in the Cromwellian period; and some aspects of Catholic recusancy. I am now working on a book on Shrewsbury from 1400 to 1700.
Dade-Robertson, Christine, BA, MA, PhD (Lancaster)
Current Research: My initial Current Research were medieval political and ecclesiastical history which drew me towards Edward Augustus Freeman, a nineteenth century medievalist. My current research has broadened these interests into nineteenth century politics and culture. Particularly significant strands of research include reform of the House of Lords, national identity, the links between architecture, politics and culture, higher education reform, the Eastern Question and Irish Home Rule.
Recent Major Publications: Furness Abbey: Romance, Scholarship and Culture, (Centre for North-West Regional Studies (CNWRS), University of Lancaster, 2000); ‘Edward Augustus Freeman and the University Architectural Societies‘, Oxoniensia, 71 (2006), 151-173.
David, Rob, BA (Exeter); MA, PhD, PGCE (Lancaster); Diploma in Local History (Liverpool)
Current Research: With the support of the Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, I am currently working on the history of Cumbria.
Recent Major Publications: The Arctic in the British Imagination, 1818-1914 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000, ‘The Orient Imagined: The Reach of Orientalism in Cumbria’, Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, 6 (2006), 177-194; with Winstanley, M., A Guide to Cumbrian Historical Sources (CNWRS, Lancaster University, 2006).
Dillon, Robert, BA, MA, PhD (Lancaster)
Current Research: My long term, on-going research strategy, is centred on examining and exploring British film and television as visual history that defines and locates the individual within specific social and cultural 'real' and myth governed screen worlds constructed through individual and collective memories. This approach has successfully been applied to my current and on-going research, allowing me to examine collective/popular memory as an integral element of social and culture history shaping and informing documentary realism and myth. This method of engagement also provides an essential theoretical platform in addressing issues of representation and the construction of individual, national and regional identities in photography, film and television. Central to this form of critical interpretation is how each visual text also functions as different forms of popular cultural historical constructs of Britain and the British.
Recent Major Publications: History on British television: construction nation, nationality and collective memory (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010)
Duggan, Mona, BA (Open University), PhD (Lancaster)
Current Research: I have been studying religious, economic and social aspects of urban life in South West Lancashire since the seventeenth century. Wrong-doing as recorded by the Lancaster assizes and Chester consistory court is another interest, while my discovery of sugar refining in Ormskirk in the seventeenth century has led me to investigate the spread of that industry throughout the North West over the period 1660-1800.
Recent Major Publications: Ormskirk, A History (Stroud: History Press, 2005).
Ealham, Chris, BA, PhD (London)
Current Research: My research to date has focussed on the social, political and cultural dimensions of the four decades of crisis that preceded the Spanish civil war and the revolution of 1936-7. I am especially interested in left-wing and revolutionary movements, particularly Spain’s mass anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist movements. I am currently working on a social history of Spanish migrants in the United States of America, c.1855-1945.
Recent Major Publications: With Richards, M. (eds.), The Splintering of Spain: New Historical Perspectives on the Spanish Civil War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005); Class, Culture and Conflict in Barcelona, 1898-1937 (London: Routledge 2004).
Grocott, Christopher, BA, MA, PhD (Lancaster)
Current Research: My research is in the field of British imperial history. I am particularly interested in the role of class and trade unions in British colonies. I also maintain an interest in Spanish history in the twentieth century, as well as the southern European fascist dictatorships.
Current Research: Modern international history, especially focussing on the development of international organisations and the origins and outcomes of the two world wars. I am currently writing a book on the general history of the League of Nations for a series of volumes on the Paris Peace Conference.
Recent Major Publications: ‘New Diplomacy and Old: A Reassessment of British Conceptions of a League of Nations, 1918-20’ in Dockrill, M. and Fisher, J. (eds.) The Paris Peace Conference, 1919 (London: Palgrave, 2001).
Horn, Adrian, BA (Central Lancashire), PhD (Lancaster)
Current Research: I am a cultural/ design historian specialising in twentieth century Americana, particularly juke boxes and the cultural trappings of young people. I have a long-standing interest in youth culture, design and popular music and have researched these cultural areas for many years. My main interest lies in the relationships between design and popular culture: design and style as disseminators of culture and vice versa.
Recent Major Publications: Juke Box Britain: Americanisation and Youth Culture 1945-1960 (Manchester University Press, 2009).
Current Research: I am currently working on the relation between medieval concepts of science and theology, particularly in the works of Ramon Llull.
Recent Major Publications: The Catalan Expedition to the East: From the Chronicle of Ramon Muntaner (London: Boydell & Brewr, 2006); ‘Speculum, Similitude, and Signification: The Incarnation as Exemplary and Proportionate Sign, in the Arts of Ramon Llull‘, Studia Lulliana, 45 (2005-2006), 3-37.
Hyde, Geoffrey, BSc (Bristol), MA (Keele)
Current Research: The architectural history of Cumbria.
Kay, Alison, MA (Edinburgh), MSc. (LSE), DPhil (Oxford), PGCE (DMU)
Current Research: My research examines the themes of enterprise and society in Victorian Britain, focussing on the varied and sometimes gendered nature of enterpreneurship and the negotiated spaces of private/commercial and commerical/public activity. As part of a broader interest in the relationship between money, the marketplace, and responsibility, I have also explored the Victorian 'moral' enterprise, ranging from the provision of respectable lodging houses to the activities of the Crystal Palace Company (responsible for re–erecting the Crystal Palace in Sydenham after the Great Exhibition of 1851).
Recent Major Publications: The Foundations of Female Entrepreneurship: Enterprise, Home and Household, London c.1800-1870 (London: Routledge, 2009); ‘Villas, values and the Crystal Palace Company, 1852-1911‘, The London Journal, 33 (2008), 21-39; ‘A Measure of Worth: Probate Valuations, Personal Wealth and Indebtedness in England, 1810-40‘, Historical Research, 79 (2006), 383-403.
See here for more information about Alison Kay.
King, P David, MA, PhD (Cantab)
Current Research: All aspects of the early Middle Ages (c.300-c.1000), especially the Visigoths and the Reigns of Charlemagne and Louis the Pious.
Mawby, Gillian, BA (Dunelm), MA, PhD (Lancaster)
Current Research: Late Victorian death and condolence literature. I am currently preparing for publication a study of the social and cultural responses to John Ruskin's death.
McGlade, Fred, BA, MA (Open University), PhD (Lancaster)
Current Research: I am currently researching the activities of the British military with the Italian resistance in the Lunigiana, La Spezia and Massa Carrara areas of Northern Italy from 1943 to 1945 in collaboration with the Museo Audivisio Della Resistenza Province Di Massa Carrara e La Spezia.
Current Research: My current interest is in the history of maritime trade in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, particularly in North-West Britain and the Irish Sea, along with the related topics of industrial history and textile manufacture. I have recently started work on commercial relations across the Irish Sea in the period of political upheaval following the Restoration.
Current Research: Pre-Raphaelite stained glass, 1850-68. The relationship between and influence of the paintings of Rossetti, Holman Hunt and Millais on stained glass before the formation of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co., chiefly on the firms of Clayton and Bell, Lavers and Barraud, Heaton, Butler and Bayne and Whitefriars, and with regard to the central role of John Richard Clayton and his pupils.
Recent Major Publications: Shrigley and Hunt (CNWRS, Lancaster, 2003).
Wigglesworth, Neil, BA (Warwick) Med, PhD (Manchaster)
Current Research: Government funding for sport; investment in ‘participation’ or ‘prestige’ with particular reference to the London 2012 Olympic Games and all the Olympic Games of the modern era (back to 1896).
Recent Major Publications: The Story of Sport in England (London: Routledge, 2007).
Winstanley, Michael, BA (Oxon), MA (Lancs) PhD (Lancs)
Current Research: My interests are broadly in British social and economic history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with specific reference to North West England. I have a particular interest in rural history, the development of retailing, and structure and use of archival resources.
Recent Major Publications: Lord Burghley's map of Lancashire revisited, c.1576-90 Imago Mundi 59.1 (2007), 24-42 with Bill Shannon. Rural and Urban Poaching in Victorian England, Rural History, 17:2 (2006), 187-212 with Harvey Osborne. A Guide to Cumbrian Historical Sources (Lancaster: Centre for North West Regional Studies, Lancaster University, 2006) co-authored with Rob David. Agriculture and Rural Society, c 1800-1914 in C. Williams (ed.), Companion to British History (Blackwell, 2004).
Wood, Alan, BA (Oxen), PhD (Lancaster)
Current Research: The history of the 19th-century and early 20th-century Russian revolutionary movement, and the history and development of Siberia and the Russian Far East from the Russian conquest in the 16th and 17th centuries to the present.
Recent Major Publications: The Romanov Empire, 1613-1917 (London: Hodder and Arnold, 2007).
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