People

Dr James Moore

Lecturer in Modern History

Profile

I received my first degree in politics philosophy and economics from Christ Church University of Oxford and my PhD in British political history from the University at Manchester. I subsequently held an AHRB postdoctoral position at Manchester followed by a Lectureship at Lancaster University. I spent four years at the Institute of Historical Research London before obtaining a Senior Lectureship at the British University in Egypt. I am involved in a number of international collaborations and am Director of the Cairo Research Centre.

Research

I am chiefly a historian of the ‘long nineteenth century’ (although no one seems sure when that ended). My main interests lie in the political culture of Britain and her empire. Much of my work focuses on popular politics and urban governance examining themes of citizenship consent identity and spatial regulation.

Publications

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Books 

  • High Culture and Tall Chimneys (Manchester University Press, 2018).
  • Reinventing History [edited with I. Macgregor Morris and A. Bayliss], (University of London, 2009).
  • Corruption in Urban Politics and Society 1780-1950 [edited with J. Butland-Smith], (Ashgate, Historical Urban Studies, 2007).
  • The Transformation of Urban Liberalism: Party Politics and Urban Governance 1885-1895 (Ashgate, Historical Urban Studies, 2006). 

Articles - Select/Recent

  • 'Parish councils, political inclusion, Liberal politics and the question of class: the 1894 elections as a forgotten phase in British democratization' Historical Research (2022).
  • 'Lancashire's Pioneering Impressionists: The Manchester School of Painters and its Critics, 1868-1914', Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire (2022). 
  • 'The 'last railway mania': The Light Railways Act of 1896 and local railway construction in Britain', The Journal of Transport History (2019)
  • 'Corruption and the Ethical Standards of British Public Life': National Debates and Local Administration, 1880-1914, in R. Kroeze, A, Vitoria and G. Geltner, Anticorruption in History, (Oxford, 2018).
  • 'The Alexandria You Are Losing'? Urban Heritage and Activism in Egypt since the 2011 Revolution, in Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology & Heritage Studies (2017).
  • 'British Conservativism and the Classical Tradition', Mneme. Quaderni dei corsi di Beni Culturali e Archeologia (2017).
  • 'Civic Reputations and the Management of Corruption in British Cities' in Jens Engels, Andreas Fahrmeir, Cesare Mattini and Frederick Monier, Stadt - Mach - Korruption (Franz Steiner Verlag Stuttgart, 2017).
  • 'Making Cairo Modern: Governance, Urban Space and the Development of Suburbia, c. 1880-1922', Urban History (2013).
  • 'Between Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism: The Strange Death of Liberal Alexandria, 1882-1952', Journal of Urban History (2012).
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Supervision

Victorian History

Victorian Art

History of political parties and political movements

History of political ideas

History of modern Egypt

History of the British Empire

The influence of the classical tradition

Teaching

HS1013 Great Britain: The State We're In

HS2237 All Bourgeois Now? Class in History

HS2239 Radical Histories

HS7035 Heritage in the Workplace

Press and media

Victorian History

Victorian Art

History of political parties and political movements

History of political ideas

History of modern Egypt

History of the British Empire

The influence of the classical tradition

Awards

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
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