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Dr Jeremy Nuttall

Senior Lecturer in Modern British History

About

I am a historian of twentieth-century British politics, culture, ideas and psychologies. My research interests include the place of character in modern British politics, ideas of the 'middle way' in British history, and, my main current project, the politics of people's opportunities and potential in Britain since 1918. This last both flows, and departs from my first book, Psychological Socialism: the Labour Party and qualities of mind and character, 1931 to the present (MUP). I have also published widely in leading academic journals, like The Historical Journal and English Historical Review, and am currently co-editing a festschrift for the influential British thinker David Marquand. In my teaching, on modules Chaplin to Churchill, and Beatles to Blair, students enjoy mock-ups of key general elections and group debates over the views of leading historians.

Areas of specialism

  • Modern British history
  • British politics

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Courses taught

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Qualifications

  • 1998-2001 DPhil in Modern History, The Queen's College, University of Oxford
  • 1997 - 1998 MA in Modern British History, University of Manchester
  • 1994 - 1997 BA in Modern History (1st class), Queen's University, Belfast

Research

I am a historian of twentieth-century British politics, culture, ideas and psychologies. My research interests include the place of character in modern British politics, ideas of the 'middle way' in British history, and, my main current project, the politics of people's opportunities and potential in Britain since 1918. This last both flows, and departs from my first book, Psychological Socialism: the Labour Party and qualities of mind and character, 1931 to the present (MUP). I have also published widely in leading academic journals, like The Historical Journal and English Historical Review, and am currently co-editing a festschrift for the influential British thinker David Marquand.  

Publications

Number of items: 18.

Article

Nuttall, Jeremy (2013) Pluralism, the people, and time in Labour party history, 1931-1964. The Historical Journal, 56(3), pp. 729-756. ISSN (print) 0018-246X

Nuttall, Jeremy (2011) Book review of: Your Britain: media and the making of the labour party. The English Historical Review, 126(521), pp. 1005-1007. ISSN (print) 0013-8266

Nuttall, Jeremy (2008) Equality and freedom: the single, the multiple and the synthesis in Labour Party thought since the 1930s. Journal of Political Ideologies, 13(1), pp. 11-36. ISSN (print) 1356-9317

Nuttall, Jeremy (2005) Labour revisionism and qualities of mind and character, 1931-79. The English Historical Review, 120(487), pp. 667-694. ISSN (print) 0013-8266

Nuttall, Jeremy (2004) Tony Crosland and the many falls and rises of British social democracy. Contemporary British History, 18(4), pp. 52-79. ISSN (print) 1361-9462

Nuttall, Jeremy (2003) The Labour Party and the improvement of minds: the case of Tony Crosland. The Historical Journal, 46(1), pp. 133-153. ISSN (print) 0018-246X

Nuttall, Jeremy (2003) 'Psychological socialist'; 'militant moderate': Evan Durbin and the politics of synthesis. Labour History Review, 68(2), pp. 235-252. ISSN (print) 0961-5652

Book

Nuttall, Jeremy (2006) Psychological socialism: the Labour Party and qualities of mind and character, 1931 to the present. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press. 213p. ISBN 071907164X

Book Section

Nuttall, Jeremy (2016) Wilson and social change. In: Crines, A.S. and Hickson, K., (eds.) Harold Wilson: The Unprincipled Prime Minister? London, U.K. : Biteback. pp. 21-38. ISBN 9781785900310

Nuttall, Jeremy (2009) 'Unlocking the talent of every citizen': debates about potential and ambition in British socialist thought. In: Callaghan, John , Fishman, Nina , Jackson, Ben and McIvor, Martin, (eds.) In search of social democracy: responses to crisis and modernisation. Manchester, U.K. : Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719079207

Conference or Workshop Item

Nuttall, Jeremy (2007) Ideas of moral and intellectual progress in Labour Party thought since the 1930s. In: UK Political Ideologies; 04 - 06 Jul 2007, Liverpool, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Nuttall, Jeremy (2006) Social democracy through intelligence. In: Social democracy in the post-bipolar world: challenges in the developed world, opportunities in the developing world - Third Rethinking social democracy conference; 28 - 30 Jun 2006, Sheffield, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Nuttall, Jeremy (2005) Rightly dethroned; wrongly dismissed: the past, present and future role of politics in British history. In: New directions in modern British poltical history: from the body politic to the politics of the body? c.1867-2001; 07 - 09 Apr 2005, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Nuttall, Jeremy (2004) Big ideas and little ideas in British social democracy since 1931. In: Social democracy, culture and society: historical perspectives conference; 15-17 Apr 2004, London, UK. (Unpublished)

Nuttall, Jeremy (2004) Left culture and individual character in Britain, 1931-1959. In: Rethinking Britain 1918-59; 18 - 19 Mar 2004, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Nuttall, Jeremy (2004) Rights and responsibilities; equality and freedom: synthesis in post-war British politics. In: Centre for Contemporary British History Seminar Series; 28 Jan 2004, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Nuttall, Jeremy (2003) New Labour: same old mindsets. In: UK Political Studies Association Labour Movements Group Conference: Labour movements: old and new?; 04 Jul 2003, Salford, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Nuttall, Jeremy (2002) Tony Crosland. In: Changing minds: the politics of influence, the influence of politics; 12 July 2002, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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