Professor Malcolm Chase

Professor Malcolm Chase

Professor of Social History

+44 (0)113 34 33183

Summary: Professor of Social History

Location: Michael Sadler Building, 3.09

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

Postgraduate Supervision

I welcome enquiries from potential postgraduate students in appropriate areas of modern social history, especially nineteenth century popular politics and radicalism. 

Current research students

  • Victoria Clarke - The Northern Star and Radical Masculine Communities in Britain, 1837-1852  (joint supervisor with Dr Richard Salmon, School of English)

  • Judy Cox - Representations of women in Chartism: glorious auxiliaries or independent activists?
  • Hebe Gilbert - An application of Bourdieu's theory of cultural capital to the C19th working class
  • Scott Marsden - Drink and the British military in the nineteenth century (joint supervisor with Dr Henry Yeomans, School of Law)

  • Oscar Webber - Natural Disasters and British Colonialism in the Caribbean, 1831-1930 (joint supervisor with Dr Anyaa Anim-Addo)

Past research students

  • Graham Rawson - The outdoor-poor of Leeds, 1829-1851
  • Priscilla Truss - Primitive Methodism on the Yorkshire Wolds (PhD, 2016)
  • Josie Freear - How and why did the British diet change in the twentieth century and what was the role of M&S within this?  (PhD, 2015)
  • Laura Harrison - Negotiating the meanings of space: leisure, courtship and the young working class of York, c.1880-1920 (PhD, 2015)
  • Nathan Bend - Foundations of radicalism in Pennine textiles communities, c. 1816-1837  (MA by research, 2014)
  • James Dean - The 1842 'general strike' in Yorkshire (MA by research, 2014) 
  • Mike Brennan - Civic and municipal leadership: a study of three northern towns, 1837-67 (PhD, 2013)
  • Simon Walker - ‘Sadlerian Tories’? Christianity, constitutionalism, paternalism and protectionism in the factory reform and anti-poor law movements, c. 1830-1847 (MA by Research, 2013)
  • Janette Martin - Popular Political Oratory and Itinerant lecturing in Yorkshire and the North-East in the age of Chartism (c.1837-60) (PhD, 2010 - White Rose Graduate Studentship - joint with the University of York)
  • Angharad Houlden - Education as a site of tension between parents and the State, 1870-1914 (MA by Research, 2010)
  • David Bentley - Capital Punishment in Northern England 1750-1870 (MA by research, 2008)