Affiliation: University of Huddersfield
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Research Description: My research examines the diversity of national identities in the United Kingdom since the nineteenth century and I adopt an approach that uses the co-production of historical knowledge to better understand experiences, emotions and interpretations of different communities in British historiography.
I am involved in Imagine: Connecting Communities Through Research, an ESRC-AHRC funded project under the Connected Communities Civic Engagement call led by Dr Kate Pahl (University of Sheffield). I am exploring co-production of research by community groups and academics and examining how community groups use history to develop their identities, as well as providing a historical overview for the project as a whole. Click here to visit the project website.
Research Keywords: Britishness; British national identity; anti-racism; oral history; shared authority.
Countries and Regions of Interest: United Kingdom, British Empire.
(With Daniel Travers) ‘Narrating Britain’s War: A Four Nations and More Approach to the People’s War’, in Manuel Bragança and Peter Tame (eds), The Long Aftermath: Historical and Cultural Legacies of Europe at War, 1936-1945 (Berghahn, forthcoming, 2015).
‘The co-production of historical knowledge: implications for the history of identities,’ with Elizabeth Pente, Milton Brown and Hardeep Sahota, Identity Papers: A Journal of British and Irish Studies, 1, 1 (2015), pp. pp. 32-53.
With G. Hellawell & S. Lloyd, ‘Witness Seminar: Anti-Fascism in 1970s Huddersfield’, Contemporary British History, 20 (2006), pp. 119–133.
‘We have come a long way: The Labour Party and ethnicity in West Yorkshire,’ in B. Evans et al (eds.), Sons and Daughters of Labour (University of Huddersfield Press, 2007).
Britishness since 1870 (Routledge, 2004).