Matthew Roberts Sheffield Hallam

Dr Matthew Roberts BA PhD FHEA FRHistS

I am an historian of nineteenth-century Britain and the British Atlantic World, 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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Archaeology in the City, online talk
'A People's History of Sheffield from the French Revolution to Chartism'
23 November 2021, 18:00

'The Politics of Feeling in the Transatlantic Age of Reason, c.1776-1800'
online talk
Library Company of Philadelphia
21 January 2022, 17:30 (EST, 10:30pm GMT) 



My latest article, 'Women and Late Chartism: Women's Rights in Mid-Victorian England' was published in the latest issue of English Historical Review. Click here for a free copy of the article (which was published under open access).


I have also recently published an article on feeling in Tory-radicalism and Charlotte Bronte's novel Shirley has just been published in the journal Victorian Studies

I have also just published a linked article on religion in Bronte's novel Shirley, in Labour History Review