Joan Allen is a historian of Nineteenth-century British Radicalism and the popular press. She previously served as Secretary and Vice Chair of the Society for the Study of Labour History, and will take on the role of SSLH Chair from October 2019. She is former Editor of Labour History Review.
Alison Atkinson-Phillips is a Research Associate in the Oral History Unit & Collective at Newcastle University. Alison’s interdisciplinary research connects oral history, ‘difficult’ memory, trauma, and memorials.
Bruce E. Baker is a historian primarily of the American South, with a focus on labour, Reconstruction, racial conflict, and business, particularly in New Orleans and particularly in relation to aspects of the cotton trade. His work has ranged from a study of historical memory of Reconstruction to several articles and a monograph on lynching in North Carolina and South Carolina to, more recently, a series of articles and book chapters relating the connections between work, crime, and business on the New Orleans waterfront after the American Civil War.
Francesco is a landscape archaeologist, specialising in the use of geospatial technologies for the analysis of human-environment interaction. He is currently NUAcT fellow at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University. He is particularly interested in the study of mountain landscapes, in a diachronic perspective. His focus on landscape dynamics is related to his interest for the socio-economical processes that trigger these dynamics.
Andy Clark is a Research Associate with the Newcastle Oral History Collective. His research interests include mobilization theories, responses to factory closure, the long-term impacts of deindustrialisation, and experiences of apprenticeship schemes. In 2018, he was awarded a British Academy Rising Star Award, allowing him the opportunity to create and direct a national network focused on deindustrialisation, heritage and memory.
Máire Cross served as Head of French at Newcastle University from 2006 to 2016 and retired 30 September 2017. Her research focuses through an interdisciplinary lens on nineteenth-century political ideas of the early nineteenth-century feminist socialist writer and activist, Flora Tristan (1803–1844). Her present research-writing project is a double biography of Flora Tristan and Jules-Louis Puech and (as part of a proposed collective publication on 1919) a transnational study of women in the peace movements of the 1920s.
Robert Dale is Lecturer in Russian History at Newcastle University. His research focuses on the impact of the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) on states, societies, individuals and communities, particularly in the immediate aftermath of the war. His monograph Demobilized Veterans in Late-Stalinist Leningrad: Soldiers to Civilians was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2015.
Ben Houston researches and teaches on 20th century US history, particularly on the civil rights movement. His current project is a book on African American Pittsburgh, derived from an oral history project he directed before coming to Newcastle.
Christopher Loughlin is a published early career Irish historian, developing a radical, critical, reading of global labour history. Christopher has been teaching at tertiary level since 2011 and was educated at Queen’s University Belfast. His work bridges the humanities and social sciences with the methodology of a social history of the political.
Matt Perry is Reader in Labour History and an expert in British and French Twentieth-Century Labour history. He is a former editor of the Labour History Review. He has worked at Newcastle University since 2006 and previously held posts at Sunderland University and Wolverhampton University.
Alejandro Quiroga is a Reader in Spanish History at Newcastle University. He specialises in Spanish history and politics, Twentieth-Century European history, nationalism, conservative political thought and football.