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Matthew McCormack

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20052019

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Biography

Matthew developed an interest in British history as an undergraduate at York and as postgraduate and ESRC postdoctoral fellow at Manchester. His PhD on the idea of ‘independence’ in Georgian England started out as a study in political culture, but increasingly became focused on issues of gender as he tried to understand the role of masculinity in debates about citizenship.

Matthew arrived in Northampton in 2004 and is now Professor of History. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Interests

Matthew built on his doctoral work by focusing upon the wider relationships between politics, war and masculinity in modern Britain. His first book, The Independent Man, explored the ways in which political and personal freedom were conceived of in terms of ‘manly independence’, particularly in relation to the vote.

More recently, Matthew has worked on the social and cultural history of the military in the long eighteenth century. He explores the themes of gender and citizen soldiering in his latest book, Embodying the Militia in Georgian England.

He sits on the executive committee of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and edits the Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Supervision

Martyn Green; History

Motivations of Volunteers in Napoleonic Britain.

 

Michelle Corsaro; History

Medicine and the British army in the nineteenth century

 

Abbie Hofbauer; History

Doctoral Research Project.

Teaching Interests

Matthew teaches on a range of modules relating to his research on British history:

  • Themes and Perspectives in History
  • Power and Protest in British Society
  • Citizenship and Gender in Britain, 1760-1918
  • Narrating the Nation: Rethinking Modern British History
  • MA History Research Methods

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Projects

Shoes and buckles at the Georgian court

McCormack, M.

1/07/191/10/19

Project: ResearchOther External Funding

The Origins of Leather

McCormack, M.

20/11/1823/11/18

Project: EnterpriseOther External Funding

Research Output

Citizenship and Gender in Britain, 1688-1928

McCormack, M., 20 Jun 2019, Abingdon: Routledge. 204 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • A man's sphere? British politics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

    McCormack, M., Fletcher, C. (ed.), Brady, S. (ed.), Moss, R. E. (ed.) & Riall, L. (ed.), 8 Feb 2018, The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Political Culture in Europe. London: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 247-264 465 p. (Palgrave handbooks).

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

    Open Access
  • Boots, material culture and Georgian masculinities

    McCormack, M., 28 Sep 2017, In : Social History. 42, 4

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • The militia lists and family history

    McCormack, M., 1 Jan 2017, In : East Midlands History and Heritage. Jan 2017, 4

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
    File

    Tall histories: height and Georgian masculinities

    McCormack, M., 29 Sep 2016, In : Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. 26

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • Blended learning and postgraduate skills: rethinking MA History

    McCormack, M. & Hanley-Smith, N., 1 Oct 2015, In : Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education. 7, 1

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • Embodying the Militia in Georgian England

    McCormack, M., 3 Sep 2015, Oxford University Press. 232 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Activities

    Numbering the fighting men: population, bodies and the Militia lists of the eighteenth century

    Matthew McCormack (Speaker)
    19 Nov 2013

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSeminarResearch

    Press / Media

    18th Century Now!

    Matthew McCormack

    15/03/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media

    Thesis

    The political culture of elections in Northampton, 1768-1868

    Author: Dyndor, Z., 2010

    Supervisor: McCormack, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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