Our Research

Tom Hulme
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Research Interests

I am an urban historian of the 20th century, working mainly on Britain, with an additional comparative focus on the USA. My interests include: civic culture and citizenship; big industrial cities (particularly Manchester and Chicago); local education and school architecture; the relationship between state, society, and the individual; civic festivals and pageantry; and the regeneration of post-industrial urban areas. I am currently writing a monograph with the working title After the Shock City: Manchester, Chicago, and the Making of the Modern Citizen, 1918-1939 (under contract with the Royal Historical Society 'Studies in History' series, Boydell and Brewer).

You can find me on Twitter and on (where I host most of my blogs and other web features).



I teach on the following courses:

HIS1002: Exploring History II - The Place of the Past in Britain, c. 1900-1950

HIS2018: The Making of Contemporary Britain: 1914 to the present

MHY7035: Debates in History

MH7079: From Blitz to Blair: Exploring post war Britain


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Frequent Journals

  • Midland History

    ISSNs: 0047-729X

    Taylor and Francis

    Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.102 SNIP 0.612


  • Journal of British Studies

    ISSNs: 0021-9371

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1545-6986

    University of Chicago

    Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.306 SNIP 1.226


  • Urban History

    ISSNs: 0963-9268

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-8706

    Cambridge University Press

    Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.188 SNIP 0.746


  • Twentieth Century British History

    ISSNs: 0955-2359

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1477-4674

    Oxford University Press

    Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.226 SNIP 0.705


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