Publications

All our staff are actively engaged in publishing high-quality outputs from their research. You can find a comprehensive list of publications on our staff's individual pages

Alcohol in the Age of Industry, Empire, and War

Deborah Toner

Examines alcohol production, consumption and regulation, alongside the gendered, medical and ideological practices that surrounded alcohol from 1850 to 1950.

Alcohol in the age of Industry, Empire and War by Deborah Toner


Food & History

Deborah Toner

This journal special edition explores the temporal relationships and concepts that give authenticity meaning and power as a culinary construct. Four essays examine how historical narratives and temporal concepts such as change, timelessness and tradition have shaped the idea of authenticity in relation to foods and drinks in 19th and 20th century Mexico, 20th century Brazil, contemporary Cyprus and contemporary Wales.

Food and History by Deborah Toner


Alcohol and Nationhood in Nineteenth-Century Mexico

Deborah Toner

Drawing on an analysis of issues surrounding the consumption of alcohol in a diverse range of source materials, including novels, newspapers, medical texts, and archival records, this lively and engaging interdisciplinary study explores sociocultural nation-building processes in Mexico between 1810 and 1910.

Toner Mexico.


Urbanizing China in War and Peace: The Case of Wuxi County

Toby Lincoln

This book describes how China began its transformation into the world’s largest urban society. It focuses on the urbanization of Wuxi, one hundred miles to the west of Shanghai. 

Toby Lincoln.

 New Histories of the Andaman Islands: Landscape, Place and Identity in the Bay of Bengal, 1790–2012

Clare Anderson

This innovative, multidisciplinary exploration of the unique history of the Andaman Islands as a hunter-gatherer society, colonial penal colony, and state-engineered space of settlement and development ranges across the theoretical, conceptual and thematic concerns of history, anthropology and historical geography.

Anderson Andamans.

Malawian Migration to Zimbabwe, 1900–1965

Zoe R. Groves

This book explores the culture of migration that emerged in Malawi in the early twentieth century as the British colony became central to labour migration in southern Africa.

Groves Malawi book cover.

A Global History of Convicts and Penal Colonies

Clare Anderson

A Global History of Convicts and Penal Colonies builds on specific regional archives and literatures to write the first global history of penal transportation. The essays explore the idea of penal transportation as an engine of global change, in which political repression and forced labour combined to produce long-term impacts on economy, society and identity.

A Global History book cover.