Other Publications

ARTICLES, CHAPTERS IN COLLECTIONS &c, present day back to 1980.

`Sad Historian‘, American Historical Review, 127:4 (2022), pp. 1897-1904.

`The Notes, the Markings: Along the Margins of the Years‘, Rethinking History, 26:2 (2022), pp. 267-287.

`And She Did’, Historic Passion, History Workshop Journal, 91 (2021), pp. 234-239.

`Social History Comes to Warwick‘, Jill Pellew and Miles Taylor (eds), Utopian Universities. A Global History of the New Campuses of the 1960s, Bloomsbury, London, 2020, pp.157-173.

`How He Saw It. Visual Satire in the Writings of Joseph Woolley‘, Nicholas Chare and Mitchell B. Frank (eds), History and Art History. Looking Past Disciplines, Routledge. New York and Abingdon, 2020, pp. 25-38.

`Waiting. Arnold Wesker and The Nottingham Captain’, Social History, 45:1 (2020), pp. 81-114.

`Out of Somerset; or, Satire in Metropolis and Province‘, The Oxford Handbook of Eighteenth Century Satire, Paddy Bullard (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2019, pp. 680-695.

`Where Have You Been?‘, Pal Brunnstrom and Ragnhild Claesson (eds), Creating the City. Identity, Memory and Participation. Conference proceedings, Institute for Studies in Malmo’s History, University of Malmo, 2019, pp. 18-34.

`Archive Fever, Ghostly Histories‘, David Dean (ed.), A Companion to Public History, Wiley, Hoboken NJ, 2018, pp. 97-100.

`Blackstone and Women‘, Anthony Page and Wilfrid Prest (eds), Blackstone and His Critics, Hart, Oxford, 2018, pp. 133-152.

`Lord Mansfield’s Voices: In the Archive, Hearing Things‘, Stephanie Downes, Sally Holloway, Sarah Randles (eds), Feeling Things. Objects and Emotions through History, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2018, pp. 209-225.

`Middle-class Hair‘, London Review of Books, 39:20 (19 Oct 2017), pp. 31-32.

`Sluzba I Milczenie‘, Praktyka Teoretyczna, 1:23 (2017), pp. 64-83.

`Threatening Letters’. E. E. Dodd, E. P. Thompson and the Making of “The Crime of Anonymity”, History Workshop Journal, 80:2 (2016), pp. 50-82.

`Being There: Living the Industrial Revolution’, Industrialisation and Society in Britain. Cromford and Beyond in the Era of the Industrial Revolution, Chris Wrigley (ed.), The Arkwright Society, Cromford, 2016, pp.39-55.

`A Lawyer’s Letter. Everyday Uses of the Law in Early Nineteenth-Century England‘, History Workshop Journal, 80:1 (2016), pp. 62-83.

`The Poetry of It (Writing History)‘, Angelika Bammer and Ruth-Ellen Joeres (eds), The Future of Scholarly Writing: Critical Interventions, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp. 215-226.

`On a Bridge‘, Changing English. Studies in Culture and Education, 22:3 (2015), pp. 245-259.

`Mayhew: On Reading, About Writing‘, Journal of Victorian Culture, 19:4 (2014), pp. 550-561.

Living with the Dead’, The Craft of Knowledge. Experiences of Living with Data, Carol Smart and Jennifer Hockley (eds), Palgrave, 2014, pp.162-175.

Nobody’s Place. On Eighteenth-century Kitchens’, Penny Sparke and Anne Massey (eds), Biography, Identity and the Modern Interior, Ashgate, 2013.

`Reading RanciPre‘, Oliver Davis (ed.), RanciPre Now, Polity, 2013.

On a Horse’, PMLA, 27:4 (2012), pp. 809-819.

`At Every Bloody Level. A Magistrate, a Framework Knitter, and the Law’, Law and History Review, 30:2 (2012), pp. 387-422.

`Sights Unseen, Cries Unheard. Writing the Eighteenth-century Metropolis’, Representations, 118 (2012), pp.28-71.

`After the Archive’, Comparative Critical Studies, 8:2–3 (2011), pp. 321-340.

`Some Way Out of Here’, Journal of Women’s History, 21:4 (2009), pp. 167-173.

`On Not Writing Biography’, New Formations: Reading Life Writing, 67 (2009), pp. 15-24.

`Literacy, Reading, and Concepts of the Self’, David R. Olson and Nancy Torrance (eds), The Cambridge Handbooks of Literacy, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2009, pp. 221-241.

`Intimacy in Research: Accounting for it’, History of the Human Sciences, 21:4 (2008), pp. 17-33.

`A Boiling Copper and Some Arsenic: Servants, Childcare and Class Consciousness in late eighteenth-century England’, Critical Inquiry, 34:1 (2007), pp. 36-77.

`Poetical Maids and Cooks Who Wrote’, Eighteenth-Century Studies, 39:1 (2005), pp. 1-27.

`Archival Methods’, Research Methods for English Studies, Gabriele Griffin (ed.), University of Edinburgh Press, 2005, pp.17-29.

`The Servant’s Labour. The Business of Life, England 1760-1820‘, Social History, 29:1 (2004), pp. 1-29.

`Servants and their Relationship to the Unconscious’, Journal of British Studies, 42 (2003), pp. 316-350.

`Lord Mansfield’s Women’, Past and Present, 176 (2002), pp. 105-143.

`Service and Servitude in the World of Labor: Servants in England, 1750-1820‘, Colin Jones and Dror Wahrman (eds), The Age of Cultural Revolutions. Britain and France, 1750-1820, California University Press, 2002, pp.124-136.

`Englishness, Clothes and Little Things. Towards a Political Economy of the Corset’, Christopher Breward et al (eds), The Englishness of English Dress, Berg, 2002, pp. 29-44.

`Michelet, Derrida and Dust’, American Historical Review, 106:4 (2001), pp.1159-1180.

`Going to Middlemarch: History and the Novel’, Michigan Quarterly Review, 40:3 (2001), pp. 531-552.

`Enforced Narratives. Stories of Another Self’, Tess Cosslett, Celia Lury and Penny Summerfield (eds), Feminism and Autobiography. Texts, Theories, Methods, Routledge, 2000, pp. 25-39.

`Fictions of Engagement: Eleanor Marx, Biographical Space’, John Stokes (ed.), Eleanor Marx (1855-1898), Life, Work, Contacts, Ashgate, 2000, pp.69-81.

`The Watercress Seller’, Tamsin Spargo (ed.), Reading the Past, Palgrave, 2000, pp.18-25.

`Servicio domestico y servidumbre en el mundo del trabajo: los criados en Inglaterra, 1750-1820‘, J. Paniagua, J. A. Piqueras, V. Sanz (eds), Cultura social y politics en el mundo del trabajo, Biblioteca Historia Social, Valencia, 1999, pp. 105-123.

`A Woman Writing a Letter‘, Rebecca Earle (ed.), Epistolary Selves. Letters and Letter-Writers, Ashgate, 1999, pp. 35-46.

`State Sponsored Autobiography‘, Becky Conekin, Frank Mort, Chris Waters (eds), Moments of Modernity. Reconstructing Britain 1945-1964, Rivers Oram, 1999, pp. 41-54.

`What a Rag Rug Means‘, Journal of Material Culture, 3:3 (1998), pp. 259-281.

`The Space of Memory: In an Archive‘, History of the Human Sciences, 11:4 (1998), pp. 65-83.

`Writing the Self: The End of the Scholarship Girl‘, Jim McGuigan (ed.), Cultural Methodologies, Sage, 1997, pp. 106-125.

`A Weekend with Elektra‘, Literature and History, 6:1 (1997), pp. 17-42.

`About Ends. On How the End is Different from an Ending‘, History of the Human Sciences, 9:4 (1996), pp. 99-114.

`Linguistic Encounters of the Third Kind‘, Journal of Victorian Culture, 1:1 (1996), pp. 54-75.

`Inside, Outside, Other: Accounts of National Identity in the Nineteenth Century‘, History of the Human Sciences, 8:4 (1995), pp.59-76.

`The Peculiarities of English Autobiography. An Autobiographical Education, 1945-1975‘, Plurality and Individuality. Autobiographical Cultures in Europe (ed. Christa Hammerle), IFK Internationales Forschungzentrum, Kulturwissenschaften, Vienna, 1995, pp. 86-94.

`Maps and Polar Regions. A Note on the Presentation of Childhood Subjectivity in Fiction of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries‘, Steve Pile and Nigel Thrift (eds), Mapping the Subject. Geographies of Cultural Transformation, Routledge, 1995, pp. 77-92.

`Death of a Good Woman‘, (from Landscape for a Good Woman), Identity and Diversity. Gender and the Experience of Education, Maud Blair and Janet Holland (eds), Multilingual Matters in association with the Open University, 1995, pp. 8-23.

`From Landscape for a Good Woman‘, Phyllis Rose (ed.), The Penguin Book of Women’s Lives, Viking, 1994, pp. 715-724.

`La Théorie qui n’en est pas une, or, Why Clio Doesn’t Care‘, Ann-Louise Shapiro (ed.), Feminists Revision History, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, 1994, pp. 73-94.

`The Price of Experience: Women and the Making of the English Working Class‘, Radical History Review, 59 (1994), pp.108-119.

`Bimbos from Hell‘, Social History, 19:1 (1994), pp. 57-67.

`The ILP and Education: the Bradford Charter,‘ David James, Tony Jowitt and Keith Laybourn (eds), The Centennial History of the Independent Labour Party, Ryburn Academic Publishing, Halifax 1993, pp. 277-298.

`Mignon and Her Meanings‘, John Stokes (ed.) Fin-de-Siecle, Fin du Globe: Fears and Fantasies of the late 19th century, Macmillan, 1993, pp. 102-116.

`La Théorie qui n’en est pas une, or, Why Clio Doesn’t Care‘, History and Theory, Beiheft 31 (1992), pp.33-50.

`Bodies, Figures and Physiology: Margaret McMillan and the Late Nineteenth Century Remaking of Working Class Childhood‘, Roger Cooter (ed.), In the Name of the Child: Health and Welfare, 1880-1940, Routledge, 1992, pp. 19-44.

`Culture, Cultural Studies, and the Historians‘, Lawrence Grossberg, Cary Nelson and Paula Treichler (eds), Cultural Studies, Routledge, New York, 1992, pp. 613-622.

`Living Historically Now?’, Arena, 97 (1991), pp. 48-64.

`Women’s Biography and Autobiography: Forms of history, histories of form‘, H. Carr (ed.) From My Guy to Sci-Fi: Genre and Women’s Writing in the Post-modern World, Pandora Press, 1989, pp. 98-111.

`“La madre concienciada”: El desarrollo historico de una pedagogia para la escuela primaria‘, Revista de Educacion, 281 (1986), pp. 193-211.

`True Romances‘, Raphael Samuel (ed.), Patriotism, Vol. 1, Routledge, 1989.

`“The Mother Made Conscious”‘, A. Woodhead and M. McGrath, Family, School and Society, Hodder and Stoughton for the Open University Press, 1988, pp. 82-95.

`Interview with Angela Rodaway‘, Mary Chamberlain (ed.) Writing Lives, Virago, 1987, pp. 192-204.

`Prisonhouses‘, M. Lawn and G. Grace (eds), Teachers: the Culture and Politics of Work, Falmer Press, 1987, pp. 117-129.

`Intertextualities‘, British Journal of the Sociology of Education, 7:4 (1986), pp. 455-459.

`The Tidy House Revisited‘, Language Matters, June 1986, pp. 10-12.

`Amarjit’s Song‘, Steedman, Walkerdine and Urwin (eds), Language, Gender and Childhood, Routledge, 1986.

`“The Mother Made Conscious”: The History of a Primary School Pedagogy‘, History Workshop, 20 (1985), pp. 149-163.

`Prisonhouses‘, Feminist Review, 20 (1985), pp. 7-21.

`Landscape for a Good Woman‘, Liz Heron (ed.), Girls Growing Up in the 1950s, Virago, 1985, pp. 103-126.

`History in the Primary School‘, History Today  (May 1984), pp. 12-13.

`Schools of Writing‘, Screen Education, 34 (1981), pp. 5-13.

`The Tidy House‘, Feminist Review, 6 (1980), pp. 1-24.


Review of Many Mouths: The Politics of Food from the Workhouse to the Welfare State, by Nadja Durbach, American Historical Review, 126:4 (2021), pp. 1689-1690.

Review of The Useful Knowledge of William Hutton: culture and industry in eighteenth-century Birmingham, by Susan E. Whyman, Social History, 45:2 (2020), pp. 246-251.

`Great Learning” and Private Schooling’, Review of Francis Green and David Kynaston, Engines of Privilege. Britain’s Private School Problem (2019), History Workshop Journal, 45:1 (2020), pp. 81-114.

Interviewed for `Archive Fever’, BBC Radio 4, Archive on 4, Saturday 15th April 2017–but you can’t Listen Again: `Matthew Sweet attempts to live in the moment and evade posterity as he pieces together an edition of Archive on 4 without the use of any archive whatsoever–and in a valiant attempt at autodestructive radio, ties to remove all trace of this very programme from the world …’.

`Restoring Lost Voices of History’, Medea Vox #15, Malmo University, Sweden, March 2017, media.mah.se/2017/02/vox-lost-voices-of-history/

`Wall in the Head’, Review of Respectable: The Experience of Class by Lynsey Hanley, London Review of Books, 38:15 (28 July 2016), pp. 29-30.

`Review of Fatherhood and the British Working Class, 1865-1914, by Julie-Marie Strange’, The English Historical Review, 131 (2016), pp. 693-695.

`Review of Hanne Østhus, Contested Authority. Master and Servant in Copenhagen and Christian, 1750-1850’, Sjuttonhundratal. Nordic Yearbook for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2014, pp. 132-134.

`All Written Up’. Review of Unsettling History, eds Jobs and Lüdtke), History and Theory, 50:3 (2011), pp. 433-442.

`Review of Jane Graves, The Secret Life of Objects, in Journal of Design History’, 24 (2011), pp. 285-287.

`Review of The Politics of Domestic Authority in Britain since 1800, Lucy Delap et al (eds) English Historical Review, 515 (2010), pp. 1017-1019.

Interviewed about Labours Lost for Radio 4 `Thinking Aloud’, March 2010.

`Review of Beverley Skeggs, Formations of Class and Gender American Journal of Sociology, 105:1 (1999), pp. 308-309.

Interviewed for BBC 2 Late Show Special on `The End of Childhood’. Broadcast December 1995, February 1995.

`Difficult Stories. Feminist Autobiography’ (a review of five books on the theory and practice of autobiography), Gender and History, 7:2 (1995), pp. 321-326.

`Review of Ellen Ross, Love and Toil: Motherhood in Outcast London, 1870-1918‘, Albion, 26:3 (1994), pp. 550-551.

`Review of Kate Flint, The Woman Reader, 1837-1914‘, Social History Society Bulletin, 19:1 (1994), pp. 52-54.

`”Muddling Through”,’ Review Essay, Journal of British Studies, 33:2 (1994), pp.215-221.

`Review of Elvin Hatch, Respectable Lives: Social Standing in Rural New Zealand, in American Journal of Sociology, 99:1 (1993), pp. 229-231.

`Review of Martin Wiener, Reconstructing the Criminal: Culture, Law and Policy in England, 1830-1914, Journal of Modern History, 65:2 (1993), pp. 403-405.

`Review of Jane Lewis, Women and Social Action in Victorian and Edwardian England’, Albion, 24:4 (1992), pp. 684-685.

`Review of Lawrence Stone, Uncertain Unions. Marriage in England, 1630-1753,’ The Times Higher Educational Supplement, October 2, 1992, p. 27.

`Review of Jacques Gélis, History of Childbirth: Fertility, Pregnancy and Birth in Early Modern Europe, Social History of Medicine, 5:2 (1992), pp. 344-345.

`Review of Patricia J. Williams, Alchemy of Race and Rights,’ Sociology, 26:3 (1992), pp. 548-549.

`Review of M. E. J Wadsworth, The Imprint of Time: Childhood, History and Adult Life,’  Sociology, 26:2 (1992), pp. 370-371.

`Review of Douglas Hay and Francis Snyder (eds) Policing and Prosecution in Britain’, International Journal of the Sociology of Law, 19:1 (1991), pp.110-112.

Interviewed for Radio 4 `Age to Age’, broadcast July 1990. My books Policing the Victorian Community and The Radical Soldier’s Tale formed the basis of this programme on the development of 19th century police and prisons.

`Review of Lawrence Stone, Road to Divorce’, London Review of Books, November 8, 1990, pp. 13-16.

`Review of Elizabeth Bradburn, Margaret McMillan: Portrait of a Pioneer’, History of Education, 19:4 (1990), pp. 392-394.

`”Public” and “Private” in Women’s Lives’, Journal of Historical Sociology, 3:3 (1990), pp. 294-304.

Interviewed for Radio 4 `Woman’s Hour’, July and August 1989.

`Class of Heroes’, New Statesman and Society, April 14, 1989.

`Horsemen’, London Review of Books, February 4, 1988, pp. 20-22.

`Diary’, London Review of Books, June 4, 1987, pp. 21.

`Wonderwoman’, London Review of Books, December 4, 1986, pp. 15-16.

`Albion’s Mums’, New Society, September 19, 1986.

`Failure of Imagination’, New Society, August 8, 1986.

`Oral History’, London Review of Books, June 1986, pp. 8-9