Introducing our new academics: Department of HistoryFriday 16 October 2015
The History Department has welcomed Dr Sam Hyde as a new Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow. Dr Hyde works on the history of political and popular cultures in the modern era, with principle interests in social movements, popular protest, and political cartoons.
Between 2000 and 2005 Dr Hyde worked in the Department of Western Manuscripts and Special Collections, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford – contributing to cataloguing projects, exhibitions, and digital history resources. In 2005 he was awarded a Postgraduate Studentship at the School of History, University of Liverpool - gaining his PhD in 2009-10. Since then he has held teaching positions in British and continental European history at the University of Liverpool, Edge Hill University, and at Liverpool Hope.
During 2014-15 he served as Project Officer on the ‘Punch Contributor Ledgers project’ at Liverpool John Moores University and spent time as visiting Erasmus lecturer at Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.
Dr. Hyde's recent publications include ‘Political cartooning before the Law: ‘Black Friday’, J.H. Thomas, and the ‘Communist’ libel trial of 1921’, Contemporary British History, 25, 4 (2011). He is presently completing a monograph, 'Political Cartooning and the British Left, 1881-1939', due for publication in 2016.