Professor Malcolm Chase

Professor Malcolm Chase

Professor of Social History

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Summary: Professor of Social History

Teaching Commitments: HIST1055 Historiography & Historical Skills; HIST2120 Environmentalism in Britain, 1750-1972; HIST2121 Fraternity, Skill & the Politics of Labour, 1660-1870; HIST3300 Chartism; HIST3470 Memories


I graduated in History from the University of York in 1978, and then from Sussex University (MA in Modern European Social History, 1979; DPhil, 1984). I joined the University of Leeds in 1983, working at an adult education centre the University ran in Middlesbrough. In 1994 I transferred to the Leeds campus, but continued as an adult education specialist in the School of Continuing Education (where, among other things, I was the Chair, 2002-05).

I joined the School of History in 2005. It is a great place for a specialist in British social, and local and regional, history. The Brotherton Library is one of the very best in the UK for these fields, and elsewhere in Leeds and Yorkshire there are many major resources for historical research.

My research interests are varied but centre on British popular culture and politics, primarily in the nineteenth century. For further details click on Research in the menu to the left.

Academic-related activities

I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and also of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and the Higher Education Academy.