Publications

1.Books

Settling: Domesticity, Class and Urban philanthropy  in the British University Settlement Movement, (being prepared)

2. Edited Book and Journal Collections

Teaching Women’s and Gender history special issue for Women’s History, (December 2015). Available here.

with Timothy Jones (eds.), Material Religion in Britain: The Spirit of Things (London: Palgrave MacMillian, 2015). Available here.

3. Journal articles

‘‘Granny thinking what she is going to write in her book’: religion, politics and the Pontefract by-election of 1872 in Josephine Butler’s Personal Reminiscences of a Great Crusade (1896)’, Women’s History Review, forthcoming. 

‘Oxford House Heads and their performance of religious faith in Victoria Park London, 1887-1900’, Historical Journal (2016). Available here.

”I still remain one of the old Settlement boys’: Cross-class Friendship in the First World War Letters of Cardiff University Settlement Lads’ Club’, Cultural and Social History, (2016).Available here.

‘Blogging the Victorians for the Journal of Victorian Culture Online‘, Journal of Victorian Culture, (2016), 21:2. Available here.

‘Teaching Women’s and Gender History: Introducing Our Past, Present and Future’, Women’s History  (December 2015). Available here.

‘Lessons In Seeing: Class, Art and Religious Aestheticism in the East End of London, 1881-1898’, Journal of Victorian Culture (2011), 16:3, pp.385-403. Available here.

4. Book Chapters

‘Religion and the Home: Lived Religion in Working-Class Households’ in Jane Hamlett, A Cultural History of the Home: The Age of Empire (London; Bloomsbury, 2017).

‘Sanctifying the Street: urban space, material religion and the G.F. Watts mosaic ‘Time, Death and Judgement’ in London, c.1880-1970′, in Timothy Jones and Lucinda Matthews-Jones, Material Religion in Britain: The Spirit of Things (London: Palgrave MacMillian, 2015).

with Timothy W. Jones, ‘Introduction’, in Timothy Jones and Lucinda Matthews-Jones, Material Religion in Britain (London: Palgrave MacMillian, 2015).

‘Making historians digitally: online approaches to inquiry-based learning in history in higher education in the UK’ (with Jamie Wood [lead author], A. Liuzzo Scorpo, M. Rahman, L. Matthews-Jones, E. Bell and S. Taylor), in J. Carfora & P. Blessinger, (eds.), Inquiry-Based Learning for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators 2 vols. (Bingley: Emerald, 2013).

‘St. Francis of Assisi and the Making of Settlement Masculinity, 1880-1920,’ in John H. Arnold and Sean Brady, eds., What is Masculinity? Historical Dynamics from Antiquity to the Contemporary World (London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). More information here.

5. PhD thesis

Centres of Brightness: The Spiritual Imagination of Toynbee Hall and Oxford House, 1880-1914 (Unpublished PhD Thesis, University of Manchester, 2009). Supervised by Professor Bertrand Taithe and Dr. Julie-Marie Strange. A downloadable copy of my PhD is available on my academia profile here.

6. Short Posts
a) Research-focused posts

‘What is Victorian Studies for?: A Reply to Andersson’s article’, Journal of Victorian Culture Online, (2016) [download here] (990 words)

‘St. David’s Day 1915, Buckingham Palace’, Glamorgan Archives, (2015) [download here]. A shorter version of this research was printed eletronically on WalesOnline under the title ‘First World War: Soldier writes about St. David’s Day Celebrate in his regiment’. This piece can be found here. It was also published in South Wales Echo, Wednesday 4th March 2015, pp.26-7.

‘The Young Housewife’s Daily Assistant, or rather the sameness of Victorian cake’, Journal of Victorian Culture Online (2013) [download here] (855 words)

‘Dr Who-ing the Victorian Christmas’, Journal of Victorian Culture Online (2013) [download here] (1600 words)

‘Tasting the Neo-Victorian Christmas: Mince pies & chocolate santas’, Journal of Victorian Culture Online (2012) [download here] (740 words)

‘Let’s Talk Open Access’, Journal of Victorian Culture Online (2012) [download here] (1800 words)

‘When Mrs B’s Creamed Apple Tart isn’t right!’, Journal of Victorian Culture Online (2012) [download here] (650 words)

‘Mrs. Beeton’s Valentine’s Day Bake-Off: Lucie’s Pouding au Cognac (Brandy Pudding)’, Journal of Victorian Culture Online (2012) [download here] (1650 words)

‘Victorians and ‘the Big Society’: Some reimaginings and reflections’, em>Journal of Victorian Culture Online (2011) [download here] (2000 words)

b) Exhibition Reviews
‘A Man of Charms: Edward Lovett Exhibition at the Wellcome Collection’, em>Journal of Victorian Culture Online (2012) [download here] (900 words)

‘The Framework Knitters’ Museum: See how the Victorian lived and worked’, Journal of Victorian Culture Online (2011) [download here] (1500 words)

c) Teaching/ Learning Post
‘Facebooking the Past’, ProfHack (2013). [download here] (1400)

‘Walking the Corridors of the Past: A tour of Singleton Abbey’, Journal of Victorian Culture Online (2012) [download here] (1750).

7. Book Reviews

The Match Girl and the Heires, Seth Koven, (Princeton, 2015), Women’s History Review, (2015) [download here]

Residential Institutions in Britain, 1725–1970. Edited by Jane Hamlett, Lesley Hoskins and Rebecca Preston, Cultural and Social History, (2014) :632-634. [download here]

Claiming the Streets: Processions and Urban Culture in South Wales, c.1830-1880, Paul O’Leary (Cardiff, 2012), Reviews in History. [download here]

Beyond the Tower: A History of East London, John Marriott, (Yale, 2011), Journal of Victorian Culture (2013), 18:2. An earlier OA version can be found here.

‘Victorian legacies in Alan Hollinghurst’s The Strangers Child‘, Journal of Victorian Culture Online (2012). [download here]

‘Peter Ackroyd’s brief account of Wilkie Collins’, Journal of Victorian Culture Online (2012). [download here]

Borderline Citizens: Women, Gender and Political Culture, 1815-1867, Kathryn Gleadle (Oxford, 2009), Women’s History Review 21 (2012), pp.497-8. [download here]

Daughters of Dissent, Elaine Kaye, Janet Lees and Kristy Thorpe, eds., (London, 2004), Women’s History Review 17 (2008), pp.135-6.[download here]

8. Literature and Conference Reviews

Conference Report, ‘Material Religion in Modern Britain, Cardiff June 2012’, Material Religion (forthcoming)

‘A Blog on Blogging Reflecting on the ‘Transforming Objects’ Roundtable’, Journal of Victorian Culture Online (2012). [download here]

Principal Investigator, co-authored with Bob Nicholson, ‘VIII Nineteenth Century,’ Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature 94 (2011),

Principal Investigator, co-authored with Bob Nicholson and Vicky Morrisroe, ‘VIII Nineteenth Century,’ Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature 94 (2010), pp.103-135.

Co-authored with Julie-Marie Strange, ‘VIII Nineteenth Century,’ Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature 93 (2009), pp.100-130.

Co-authored with Julie-Marie Strange, ‘VIII Nineteenth Century,’ Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature, 92 (2008), pp.100-33.

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