Dr Matthew Roberts BA PhD FHEA FRHistS

I am an historian of nineteenth-century Britain and the British Atlantic World, and currently Associate Professor (Reader) in Modern British History at Sheffield Hallam University. On this website you'll mostly find information about my research, publications and public engagement.

In 2020-21, I am also Barra International Fellow at the Library Company of Philadelphia in the USA, where I'll be working on William Cobbett's papers. 

Please do get in touch if you have any questions relating to my areas of research. My contact details are under the 'More' tab above.


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Historical Association Lecture

'The Visual & Material Culture of Radicalism and Reform, 1760-1848'

Birkdale School, Sheffield, 12 December 2019

Grenoside and District Local History Group

'Women's Suffrage before the Suffragettes'

Grenoside Community Centre 14 January 2020


My latest book has just been published by Routledge. Click here to be taken to the publisher's webpage.

The Legacy of Thomas Paine in the Transatlantic World (Routledge, 2018), is now available in paperback. Click here to taken to the publisher's webpage

To accompany my book, I have curated an online art exhibition using the curation tool on Art UK. Take a look by clicking here

An Impassioned Royal Scandal, looks at the Queen Caroline affair of 1820 from the perspective of the history of emotions. 

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