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This is my personal academic blog where I intend to provide research and teaching postcards.

I am a Reader in Victorian History at Liverpool John Moores University. My research explores the role of home, gender and class in the British university and social settlement movement. I am currently working on a monograph provisionally entitled ‘Settling at Home: The Making of the British Settlement Movement, 1883-1920’. My research has been published in leading journals including ‘Victorian Studies’, ‘Journal of Victorian Culture’, ‘Women’s History’, ‘Cultural and Social History’, and in the edited collection ‘What is Masculinity? and A Cultural History of Home’. I also have a secondary interest in lived religion. She edited, with Timothy Jones (University of Melbourne), ‘Material Religion in Modern Britain: The Spirit of Things’ and has recently had a book chapter published on working-class religious practices in Jane Hamlett’s edited book ‘A Cultural History of Home’.

I am a nationally recognized teaching practitioner. In 2021, I was awarded the Royal Historical Society’s Jinty Nelson Award for Inspirational Teaching and Supervision in History following my 2018 her Vice-Chancellor teaching award for teaching innovation. I have an interest in creative practices and their application in the history higher education classroom and in assessment. With Cath Feely (University of Derby), I am running a range of workshop exploring ‘Creative History in the Classroom’ (September 2022-January 2023). I currently teach a third year nineteenth-century urban history module and a second-year gender history module in the Victorian period. I am the module leader for the first-year skills module Making History. I also contribute to two first year survey modules Faces of Britain (L4) and Exploring History (L4). She supervises undergraduate dissertations and contributes to the MA in History. I am an external examiner at the University of Lincoln (2021-), following her completion of this role at Leeds Beckett (2018-2022)

I was the editor of the ‘Journal of Victorian Culture’ and managing editor of its online supplement JVC Online (www.victorianculture.com). I was co-convenor, with Dr Jamie Wood (Lincoln), of History UK.

I can be found on Twitter @luciejones83, where she tweets about teaching and learning, Victorian stuff and her cat Bella.

Research Interests

  • Nineteenth-Century Studies
  • Gender History
  • Material Culture
  • Domesticity/ Home Studies
  • University Settlement Movement
  • Religion (especially Anglicanism)

Academic Interests

  • Teaching
  • Disability in higher education
  • Academic blogging

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