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Prof Chris Williams 


Publications: Books

  • Gwent County History Volume V: The Twentieth Century [ed. with Andy Croll] (University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 2013); including co-authored editors’ preface and sole-authored chapter, ‘Who Talks of My Nation?’
  • The Richard Burton Diaries (Yale University Press, New Haven CT and London, 2012; paperback 2013).
  • Robert Owen and his Legacy [ed. with Noel Thompson] (UWP, 2011); including co-authored introduction and sole-authored chapter, ‘Robert Owen and Wales’.
  • Gwent County History Volume IV: Industrial Monmouthshire, 1780-1914 [ed. with Sian Rhiannon Williams] (UWP, 2011); including co-authored editors’ preface and two sole-authored chapters: ‘Popular Movements, 1780-1850’ and ‘The Question of Monmouthshire’.
  • Wales and War: Society, Politics and Religion in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries [ed. with Matthew Cragoe] (UWP, Cardiff, 2007); including co-authored introduction and sole-authored chapter, ‘Taffs in the Trenches: Welsh National Identity and Military Service, 1914-1918’.
  • Debating Nationhood and Government in Britain, 1885-1945: Perspectives from the ‘Four Nations’ [ed. with Duncan Tanner, Andrew Edwards and W. P. Griffith] (Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2006); including sole-authored chapter: ‘The Dilemmas of Nation and Class in Wales, 1914-1945’.
  • Postcolonial Wales [ed. with Jane Aaron] (UWP, 2005); including sole-authored chapter: ‘Problematizing Wales: An Exploration in Postcoloniality and Historiography’.
  • ed. A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain (Blackwell, Oxford, 2004; paperback, 2006), including sole-authored introduction and sole-authored chapter: ‘British Identities’.
  • B. L. Coombes, These Poor Hands: The Autobiography of a Miner Working in South Wales (originally published 1939) [ed. with Bill Jones] (UWP, 2002).
  • The Labour Party in Wales, 1900-2000 [ed. with Duncan Tanner and Deian Hopkin] (UWP, 2000; paperback, 2001), including sole-authored introduction and sole-authored chapter: ‘Labour and the Challenge of Local Government, 1919-1939’.
  • B. L. Coombes [with Bill Jones] (UWP, Cardiff, 1999).
  • With Dust Still in His Throat: A B. L. Coombes Anthology [ed. with Bill Jones] (UWP, 1999).
  • Capitalism, Community and Conflict: The South Wales Coalfield, 1898-1947 (UWP, 1998).
  • Democratic Rhondda: Politics and Society, 1885-1951 (UWP, 1996).

Publications: Articles and Chapters [not including those listed above]

  • ‘ “Our War History in Cartoons is Unique”: J. M. Staniforth, British public opinion and the South African War, 1899-1902’, War in History, 20/4 (2013)
  • ‘The Himalayan Giant -- Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa’, in Huw Bowen (ed.), Places and Buildings in Welsh History (Gomer Press, Llandysul, 2013)
  • ‘Smith, Walter Perry Haskett (1859-1946)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography [2012]
  • ‘Thomson, James Merriman Archer (1863-1912)’, ODNB [2012]
  • ‘Picturing “The Member for Humanity”: J. M. Staniforth’s cartoons of Keir Hardie, 1894-1914’, Merthyr Historian, 24 (2012)
  • ‘Lord Tredegar: One of Tennyson’s “Six Hundred”’ in Huw Bowen (ed.), Heroes and Villains in Welsh History (Gomer Press, Llandysul, 2012)
  • ‘Morgan, Godfrey Charles, viscount Tredegar (1831-1913)’, ODNB [2011]
  • ‘Staniforth, Joseph Morewood (1863-1921)’, ODNB [2011]
  • ‘What Piece of Work Was Richard Burton?’ in Huw Bowen (ed.), A New History of Wales: Myths and Realities in Welsh History (Gomer Press, Llandysul, 2011)
  • ‘Monmouthshire: Wales or England?’ in Huw Bowen (ed.), A New History of Wales: Myths and Realities in Welsh History (Gomer Press, Llandysul, 2011)
  • ‘Lindsay, Lionel Arthur (1861-1945)’, ODNB [2010]
  • ‘Contesting Radical Cultures: The Cartoons of J. M. Staniforth of the Western Mail’, in Krista Cowman and Ian Packer (eds), Radical Cultures and Local Identities (Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2010)
  • ‘Mountains and History in the Fiction of Raymond Williams’, in Françoise Besson (ed.), Mountains Figured and Disfigured in the English-Speaking World (Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2010)
  • ‘The South Wales Coalfield: History and Regeneration’, Social Information, 18 (2009) [in English and in Japanese]
  • ‘Robert Owen: Socialist Visionary’, Llafur: The Journal of Welsh People’s History, 10 no. 2 (2009)
  • Prefaces to ‘Popular protest in nineteenth-century Wales: the Rebecca riots’, and ‘David Lloyd George and the destiny of Wales’, in Helen Barlow (ed.), Small Country, Big History: Themes in the History of Wales (Open University Press, Milton Keynes, 2009).
  • ‘Morgan, David Watts (1867-1933)’, ODNB [2008]
  • Coal House: fictions of the past on the small screen’, Critical Studies in Television, 4 (2008)
  •  ‘The United Kingdom: British Nationalisms in the Long Nineteenth Century’, in Timothy Baycroft and Mark Hewitson (eds), What is a Nation? Europe, 1789-1914 (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006)
  • ‘ “That Boundless Ocean of Mountains”: British Alpinists and the Appeal of the Canadian Rockies, 1885-1920’, International Journal of the History of Sport, 22 (2005)
  • ‘On the razor’s edge: understanding borders in modern history’, in Lim Jie-Hyun (ed.), Frontiers or Borders? (Hanyang University, Seoul, 2004)
  •  ‘Sir Thomas Phillips and the problem of “class-antagonism”’, in M. J. Turner (ed.), Reform and Reformers in Victorian Britain (Sunderland University Press, Sunderland, 2004)
  • ‘Coombes, Bert Lewis (1893-1974)’, ‘Donnelly, Desmond Louis (1920-1974)’, ‘Jenkins, Arthur (1882-1946)’, ‘Jenkins, Sir William (1871-1944)’, ‘Jones, Morgan (1885-1939)’, ‘Mainwaring, William Henry (1884-1971)’, ‘Rees, Dame Dorothy Mary (1898-1987)’, all ODNB [2004]
  • ‘ “The great hero of the Newport Rising”: Thomas Phillips, reform and Chartism’, Welsh History Review, 21 (2003)
  • ‘ “Decorous and creditable”? The Irish in Newport’, in Paul O’Leary (ed.), Irish Migrants in Modern Wales (Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, 2003)
  • ‘Wales’s “unionist-nationalist”: Sir Thomas Phillips, 1801-67’, Llafur: Welsh People’s History Journal, 8, no. 4 (2003)
  • ‘ “One damn election after another”: politics and the local dimension’, Family and Community History, 5 (2002)
  •  ‘Britain: from war concertation to the social contract’, in Stefan Berger and Hugh Compston (eds), Policy Concertation and Social Partnership: Lessons for the 21st Century (Berghahn, Oxford, 2001)
  • ‘On a border in history? The people of Wales, 1945-85’, in Gareth Elwyn Jones and Dai Smith (eds), The People of Wales: The BBC Wales Millennium History (Gomer Press, Llandysul, 1999)
  • ‘J. P. R. Williams’, in Huw Richards, Peter Stead and Gareth Williams (eds), More Heart and Soul: The Character of Welsh Rugby (UWP, 1999)
  •  ‘The odyssey of Frank Hodges’, Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, Transactions, 1998 (1999)
  • (with Bill Jones), ‘The B. L. Coombes archive’, Welsh Writing in English: A Yearbook of Critical Essays, 5 (1999)
  • (with John Peters and Christine Peterkin), ‘Progression within modular history degrees: profiling for a student-centred approach’, in Alan Booth and Paul Hyland (eds), The Practice of University History Teaching (MUP, 1999)
  • ‘David Watkins’, in Huw Richards, Peter Stead and Gareth Williams (eds), Heart and Soul: The Character of Welsh Rugby (UWP, 1998)
  • ‘ “Going underground”? The future of coalfield history revisited’, Morgannwg: The Journal of Glamorgan History, 42 (1998)
  • ‘Democracy and nationalism in Wales: the Lib-Lab enigma’, in David Bates, Scott Newton and Robert Stradling (eds), Conflict and Coexistence: Nationalism and Democracy in Modern Europe (UWP, 1997)
  • ‘ “The hope of the British proletariat”: the South Wales miners, 1910-1947’, in Alan Campbell, Nina Fishman and David Howell (eds), Miners, Unions and Politics, 1910-1947,  (Scolar, Aldershot, 1996)
  • (with Bill Jones and Brian Roberts), ‘ “Going from darkness to the light”: South Wales miners’ attitudes towards nationalisation’, Llafur: The Journal of Welsh Labour History, 7, no. 1 (1996)
  • ‘Britain’, in Stefan Berger and David Broughton (eds), The Force of Labour: The Western European Labour Movement and the Working Class in the Twentieth Century (Berg, Oxford, 1995)
  • ‘History, heritage and commemoration: Newport 1839-1989’, Llafur: The Journal of Welsh Labour History, 6, no. 1 (1992)
  • ‘Museums: centres for learning, or Disneyland?’, Labour History Review, 57 (1992)
  • ‘The South Wales Miners’ Federation’, Llafur: The Journal of Welsh Labour History, 5, no. 3 (1990)
  • ‘ “An able administrator of capitalism”? The Labour Party in the Rhondda, 1917-1921’, Llafur: The Journal of Welsh Labour History, 4, no. 4 (1987)

Publications: Miscellaneous

  • Icons of Wales / Eiconau Cymru (Open University Press, Milton Keynes) – 4,500 word booklet written to accompany the 2012 BBC Wales / Open University television co-production The Story of Wales
  • Wales’s ‘Special Revolutionary Enterprise’: The Rebecca Riots and ‘The Greatest Welshman Yet Born’? David Lloyd George and Wales -- course units A182 Small Country, Big History: Themes in the History of Wales (Open University, 2009)
  • Robert Owen: Socialist Visionary  -- Lecture given on the 150th anniversary of the death of Robert Owen (1771-1858), published by the Co-Operative Society (2008)
  • E:dentity: Understanding Borders in the Internet Age (co-edited with Daniel Cunliffe, University of Glamorgan, 2004) – symposium papers
  • Wales: The Post-Nation – Published inaugural lecture, University of Glamorgan, 2003
  • Ed., Richard Price and the Atlantic Revolution (Ogwr Borough Council / Llafur: The Welsh Labour History Society, Bridgend, 1991) – conference papers=

Forthcoming Publications:

  • ‘Eckenstein, Oscar Johannes Ludwig (1859-1921)’, ODNB [2013: in press] 
  • ‘Hwyl and Hiraeth: Richard Burton and Wales’, The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, Transactions, 2012 [2013: in press] 
  • ‘Wales’ in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism (Wiley Blackwell) [2014: in press] 
  • The Art of the Possible: Politics and Governance in Modern British History: Essays in Memory of Duncan Tanner [ed. with Andrew Edwards] (MUP); including co-authored introduction and sole-authored chapter ‘Cartooning the Rise of Labour’ [2014] 
  • ‘J. M. Staniforth’s Cartoons for the News of the World’, in Laurel Brake, Chandrika Kaul and Mark W. Turner (eds), The News of the World: Journalism for the Rich, Journalism for the Poor (Palgrave Macmillan) [2014]