Matthew Roberts Sheffield Hallam

Dr Matthew Roberts BA PhD FHEA FRHistS

I am an historian of nineteenth-century Britain, and currently Associate Professor 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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Working Class Movement's Library

'Remembering Chartism, 1918-2020'

24 February 2021, 2pm 


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My latest book was published by Routledge in 2020. A paperback edition was published in March 2021. 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


My latest article - my first on the history of emotions - has just been published in the journal Victorian Studies

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