Research Profile

Chris Williams

Biography

I read Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating in 1985, before pursuing a doctorate at University College Cardiff under the supervision of Professor Dai Smith (awarded 1991). I was appointed to a lectureship in Nineteenth-Century British History at University of Wales College of Cardiff in 1988 and taught there until 2001. From 2001 to 2004 I was Professor of Modern and Contemporary Wales at the University of Glamorgan, and from 2005 to 2013 Professor of Welsh History at Swansea University. In 2013 I returned to Cardiff University as Professor of History and Head of the School of History, Archaeology and Religion. In 2017 I took up my current appointment as Head of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences at University College Cork.

Research Interests

Currently my research is focused on the history of political cartooning and political caricature in Britain from the French Revolution to the Second World War. I am also working on the social and political history of Newport, South Wales, from the late eighteenth century to the First World War.

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(1999)B. L. Coombes.
Bill Jones and Chris Williams (1999) B. L. Coombes. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(1998)Capitalism, Community and Conflict: The South Wales Coalfield, 1898-1947.
Chris Williams (1998) Capitalism, Community and Conflict: The South Wales Coalfield, 1898-1947. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(1996)Democratic Rhondda: Politics and Society, 1885-1951.
Chris Williams (1996) Democratic Rhondda: Politics and Society, 1885-1951. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2019)'The Modern Age, c.1850-1945'
Chris Williams (2019) 'The Modern Age, c.1850-1945' In: Geraint Evans and Helen Fulton (eds). The Cambridge History of Welsh Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Passports to oblivion: J. M. Staniforth's political cartoons for the News of the World, 1893-1921'
Chris Williams (2016) 'Passports to oblivion: J. M. Staniforth's political cartoons for the News of the World, 1893-1921' In: Laurel Brake, Chandrika Kaul and Mark W. Turner (eds). The News of the World and the British Press, 1843-2011: Journalism for the Rich, Journalism for the Poor. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.   [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'On the Razor's Edge: Understanding Borders in Modern History'
Chris Williams (2004) 'On the Razor's Edge: Understanding Borders in Modern History' In: Jie-Hyun Lie (eds). Frontiers or Borders?. Seoul: Humanist. [Details]
(2000)'Progression within modular history degrees: profiling for a student-centred approach'
John Peters, Christine Peterkin and Chris Williams (2000) 'Progression within modular history degrees: profiling for a student-centred approach' In: Alan Booth and Paul Hyland (eds). The Practice of University History Teaching. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2015)'Introduction: Duncan Tanner and the art of the possible: understanding politics and governance in modern British history'
Chris Williams (2015) 'Introduction: Duncan Tanner and the art of the possible: understanding politics and governance in modern British history' In: Chris Williams and Andrew Edwards (eds). The Art of the Possible: Politics and Governance in Modern British History, 1885-1997: Essays in Memory of Duncan Tanner. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2015)'Cartooning the rise of Labour, 1900-21'
Chris Williams (2015) 'Cartooning the rise of Labour, 1900-21' In: Chris Williams and Andrew Edwards (eds). The Art of the Possible: Politics and Governance in Modern British History, 1885-1997: Essays in Memory of Duncan Tanner. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2013)'Who talks of my nation?'
Chris Williams (2013) 'Who talks of my nation?' In: Chris Williams and Andy Croll (eds). The Gwent County History: Volume 5 The Twentieth Century. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(2013)'The Himalayan Giant - Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa'
Chris Williams (2013) 'The Himalayan Giant - Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa' In: H. V. Bowen (eds). Buildings and Places in Welsh History. Llandysul: Gomer Press. [Details]
(2012)'Lord Tredegar: One of Tennyson's 'Six Hundred''
Chris Williams (2012) 'Lord Tredegar: One of Tennyson's 'Six Hundred'' In: H. V. Bowen (eds). Heroes and Villains in Welsh History. Llandysul: Gomer Press. [Details]
(2011)'The question of Monmouthshire'
Chris Williams (2011) 'The question of Monmouthshire' In: Chris Williams and Sian Rhiannon Williams (eds). The Gwent County History Volume 4: Industrial Monmouthshire, 1780-1914. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(2011)'Robert Owen and Wales'
Chris Williams (2011) 'Robert Owen and Wales' In: Noel Thompson and Chris Williams (eds). Robert Owen and His Legacy. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(2011)'What piece of work was Richard Burton?'
Chris Williams (2011) 'What piece of work was Richard Burton?' In: H. V. Bowen (eds). A New History of Wales: Myths and Realities in Welsh History. Llandysul: Gomer Press. [Details]
(2011)'Popular movements, 1780-1850'
Chris Williams (2011) 'Popular movements, 1780-1850' In: Chris Williams and Sian Rhiannon Williams (eds). The Gwent County History Volume 4: Industrial Monmouthshire, 1780-1914. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(2011)'Monmouthshire - Wales or England?'
Chris Williams (2011) 'Monmouthshire - Wales or England?' In: H. V. Bowen (eds). A New History of Wales: Myths and Realities in Welsh History. Llandysul: Gomer Press. [Details]
(2010)'Contesting radical cultures: the cartoons of J. M. Staniforth of the Western Mail'
Chris Williams (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. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [Details]
(2010)'Mountains and history in the literature of Raymond Williams'
Chris Williams (2010) 'Mountains and history in the literature of Raymond Williams' In: Françoise Besson (eds). Mountains Figured and Disfigured in the English-Speaking World. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [Details]
(2009)'Contextual Introductions to David Howell, 'The Rebecca Riots', and to Kenneth O. Morgan, 'David Lloyd George and Wales''
Chris Williams (2009) 'Contextual Introductions to David Howell, 'The Rebecca Riots', and to Kenneth O. Morgan, 'David Lloyd George and Wales'' In: Helen Barlow (eds). Small Country, Big History: Themes in the History of Wales. Milton Keynes: The Open University. [Details]
(2007)'Taffs in the trenches: Welsh national identity and military service, 1914-1918'
Chris Williams (2007) 'Taffs in the trenches: Welsh national identity and military service, 1914-1918' In: Matthew Cragoe and Chris Williams (eds). Wales and War: Society, Politics and Religion in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(2006)'The dilemmas of nation and class in Wales, 1914-45'
Chris Williams (2006) 'The dilemmas of nation and class in Wales, 1914-45' In: Duncan Tanner, Chris Williams, Andrew Edwards and W. P. Griffith (eds). Debating Nationhood and Governance in Britain, 1885-1945: Perspectives from the 'four nations'. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2006)'The United Kingdom: British Nationalisms during the Long Nineteenth Century'
Chris Williams (2006) 'The United Kingdom: British Nationalisms during the Long Nineteenth Century' In: Timothy Baycroft and Mark Hewitson (eds). What is a Nation? Europe 1789-1914. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2005)'Problematizing Wales: an exploration in historiography and postcoloniality'
Chris Williams (2005) 'Problematizing Wales: an exploration in historiography and postcoloniality' In: Jane Aaron and Chris Williams (eds). Postcolonial Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(2005)'Borders and identities in a globalizing age'
Chris Williams (2005) 'Borders and identities in a globalizing age' In: Daniel Cunliffe, Rob Thomson and Chris Williams (eds). E-dentity: Borders and Identities in the Internet Age. Treforest: University of Glamorgan. [Details]
(2004)'Sir Thomas Phillips and the problem of 'class-antagonism''
Chris Williams (2004) 'Sir Thomas Phillips and the problem of 'class-antagonism'' In: Michael J. Turner (eds). Reform and Reformers in Nineteenth Century Britain. Sunderland: University of Sunderland Press. [Details]
(2004)'British identities'
Chris Williams (2004) 'British identities' In: Chris Williams (eds). A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain. Oxford: Blackwell. [Details]
(2004)''Decorous and creditable': The Irish in Newport'
Chris Williams (2004) ''Decorous and creditable': The Irish in Newport' In: Paul O'Leary (eds). Irish Migrants in Modern Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(2002)'Britain in historical perspective: from war concentration to the destruction of the social contract'
Chris Williams (2002) 'Britain in historical perspective: from war concentration to the destruction of the social contract' In: Stefan Berger and Hugh Compston (eds). Policy Concertation and Social Partnership in Western Europe: Lessons for the 21st Century. Oxford: Berghahn. [Details]
(2000)'Labour and the challenge of local government, 1919-1939'
Chris Williams (2000) 'Labour and the challenge of local government, 1919-1939' In: Duncan Tanner, Chris Williams and Deian Hopkin (eds). The Labour Party in Wales, 1900-200. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(1999)'On a border in history? Wales, 1945-85'
Chris Williams (1999) 'On a border in history? Wales, 1945-85' In: Gareth Elwyn Jones and Dai Smith (eds). The People of Wales. Llandysul: Gomer Press. [Details]
(1999)'J. P. R. Williams'
Chris Williams (1999) 'J. P. R. Williams' In: Huw Richards, Peter Stead and Gareth Williams (eds). More Heart and Soul: The Character of Welsh Rugby. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(1998)'David Watkins'
Chris Williams (1998) 'David Watkins' In: Huw Richards, Peter Stead and Gareth Williams (eds). Heart and Soul: The Character of Welsh Rugby. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(1997)'Democracy and nationalism in Wales: The Lib-Lab enigma'
Chris Williams (1997) 'Democracy and nationalism in Wales: The Lib-Lab enigma' In: Robert Stradling, Scott Newton and David Bates (eds). Conflict and Coexistence: Nationalism and Democracy in Modern Europe - Essays in Honour of Harry Hearder. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(1996)''The Hope of the British Proletariat': The South Wales Miners, 1910-1947'
Chris Williams (1996) ''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, 1910-47. Aldershot: Scolar. [Details]
(1995)'Britain'
Chris Williams (1995) '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. Oxford: Berg. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2015)The art of the possible: politics and governance in modern British history, 1885-1997: essays in memory of Duncan Tanner
Chris Williams and Andrew Edwards (Ed.). (2015) The art of the possible: politics and governance in modern British history, 1885-1997: essays in memory of Duncan Tanner Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2014)With dust still in his throat: the writing of B. L. Coombes, the voice of a working miner
Bill Jones and Chris Williams (Ed.). (2014) With dust still in his throat: the writing of B. L. Coombes, the voice of a working miner Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(2013)Richard Burton: Die Tagebücher
Chris Williams (Ed.). (2013) Richard Burton: Die Tagebücher Berlin: Haffmans & Tolkemitt. [Details]
(2013)The Gwent County History Volume 5: the Twentieth Century
Chris Williams and Andy Croll (Ed.). (2013) The Gwent County History Volume 5: the Twentieth Century Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(2012)The Richard Burton Diaries
Chris Williams (Ed.). (2012) The Richard Burton Diaries London: Yale University Press. [Details]
(2011)The Gwent County History Volume 4: Industrial Monmouthshire, 1780-1914
Chris Williams and Sian Rhiannon Williams (Ed.). (2011) The Gwent County History Volume 4: Industrial Monmouthshire, 1780-1914 Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(2011)Robert Owen and His Legacy
Noel Thompson and Chris Williams (Ed.). (2011) Robert Owen and His Legacy Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(2010)B. L. Coombes, these poor hands: the autobiography of a miner working in south Wales
Bill Jones and Chris Williams (Ed.). (2010) B. L. Coombes, these poor hands: the autobiography of a miner working in south Wales Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(2007)Wales and war: society, politics and religion in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Matthew Cragoe and Chris Williams (Ed.). (2007) Wales and war: society, politics and religion in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(2006)Debating nationhood and governance in Britain, 1885-1945: perspectives from the 'four nations'
Duncan Tanner, Chris Williams, Andrew Edwards and W. P. Griffith (Ed.). (2006) Debating nationhood and governance in Britain, 1885-1945: perspectives from the 'four nations' Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2005)E-dentity: Borders and Identities in the Internet Age
Daniel Cunliffe, Rob Thomson and Chris Williams (Ed.). (2005) E-dentity: Borders and Identities in the Internet Age Treforest: University of Glamorgan. [Details]
(2005)Postcolonial Wales
Jane Aaron and Chris Williams (Ed.). (2005) Postcolonial Wales Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(2004)A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain
Chris Williams (Ed.). (2004) A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain Oxford: Blackwell. [Details]
(2000)The Labour Party in Wales, 1900-2000
Duncan Tanner, Chris Williams and Deian Hopkin (Ed.). (2000) The Labour Party in Wales, 1900-2000 Cardiff: University of Wales Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2017)''The Shadow in the East': representations of the Russo-Japanese War in newspaper cartoons'
Chris Williams (2017) ''The Shadow in the East': representations of the Russo-Japanese War in newspaper cartoons'. Media History,   [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'A question of 'legitimate pride'? The 38th (Welsh) Division at the Battle of Mametz Wood, July 1916'
Chris Williams (2017) 'A question of 'legitimate pride'? The 38th (Welsh) Division at the Battle of Mametz Wood, July 1916'. Welsh History Review, 28 (4):723-752 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)''Our War History in Cartoons Is Unique': J. M. Staniforth, British Public Opinion, and the South African War, 1899-1902'
Chris Williams (2013) ''Our War History in Cartoons Is Unique': J. M. Staniforth, British Public Opinion, and the South African War, 1899-1902'. War In History, 20 :491-525 [DOI] [Details]
(2005)''That boundless ocean of mountains': British alpinists and the appeal of the Canadian Rockies, 1885-1920'
Chris Williams (2005) ''That boundless ocean of mountains': British alpinists and the appeal of the Canadian Rockies, 1885-1920'. International Journal Of The History Of Sport, 22 (1):70-87 [Details]
(2003)''The great hero of the Newport Rising': Thomas Phillips, reform and Chartism'
Chris Williams (2003) ''The great hero of the Newport Rising': Thomas Phillips, reform and Chartism'. Welsh History Review, 21 (3):481-511 [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(1998)The Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature: The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914) - British History.
Andrew Croll, John Peters and Chris Williams (1998) The Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature: The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914) - British History. Historical Association, London. [Details]
(1997)The Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature: The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914) - British History.
Andrew Croll, John Peters and Chris Williams (1997) The Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature: The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914) - British History. Historical Association, London. [Details]
(1996)The Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature: The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914) - British History.
Neil Evans, John Peters and Chris Williams (1996) The Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature: The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914) - British History. Historical Association, London. [Details]
(1995)The Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature: The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914) - British History.
Neil Evans, John Peters and Chris Williams (1995) The Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature: The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914) - British History. Historical Association, London. [Details]
(1994)The Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature: The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914) - British History.
Neil Evans, John Peters and Chris Williams (1994) The Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature: The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914) - British History. Historical Association, London. [Details]
(1993)The Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature: The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914) - British History.
Neil Evans, John Peters and Chris Williams (1993) The Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature: The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914) - British History. Historical Association, London. [Details]
(1992)The Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature: The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914) - British History.
Neil Evans and Chris Williams (1992) The Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature: The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914) - British History. Historical Association, London. [Details]
(1991)The Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature: The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914) - British History.
Neil Evans and Chris Williams (1991) The Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature: The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914) - British History. Historical Association, London. [Details]
(1990)The Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature: The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914) - British History.
Neil Evans and Chris Williams (1990) The Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature: The Nineteenth Century (1815-1914) - British History. Historical Association, London. [Details]

Dictionary Entries

 YearPublication
(2014)Eckenstein, Oscar Johannes Ludwig (1859-1921), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Chris Williams (2014) Eckenstein, Oscar Johannes Ludwig (1859-1921), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Dictionary Entries   [DOI] [Details]
(2013)Smith, Walter Perry Haskett (1859-1946), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Chris Williams (2013) Smith, Walter Perry Haskett (1859-1946), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Dictionary Entries   [DOI] [Details]
(2013)Thomson, James Merriman Archer (1863-1912), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Chris Williams (2013) Thomson, James Merriman Archer (1863-1912), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Dictionary Entries   [DOI] [Details]
(2011)Morgan, Godfrey Charles, Viscount Tredegar (1831-1913).
Chris Williams (2011) Morgan, Godfrey Charles, Viscount Tredegar (1831-1913). Oxford: Dictionary Entries   [DOI] [Details]
(2011)Rees, Dame Dorothy Mary (1898-1987), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Chris Williams (2011) Rees, Dame Dorothy Mary (1898-1987), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Dictionary Entries   [DOI] [Details]
(2011)Staniforth, Joseph Morewood (1863-1921), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Chris Williams (2011) Staniforth, Joseph Morewood (1863-1921), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Dictionary Entries   [DOI] [Details]
(2010)Lindsay, Lionel Arthur (1861-1945), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Chris Williams (2010) Lindsay, Lionel Arthur (1861-1945), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Dictionary Entries   [DOI] [Details]
(2008)Morgan, David Watts (1867-1933), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Chris Williams (2008) Morgan, David Watts (1867-1933), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Dictionary Entries   [DOI] [Details]
(2004)Donnelly, Desmond Louis (1920-1974), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Chris Williams (2004) Donnelly, Desmond Louis (1920-1974), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Dictionary Entries   [DOI] [Details]
(2004)Jenkins, Arthur (1882-1946), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Chris Williams (2004) Jenkins, Arthur (1882-1946), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Dictionary Entries   [DOI] [Details]
(2004)Jenkins, Sir William (1871-1944), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Chris Williams (2004) Jenkins, Sir William (1871-1944), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Dictionary Entries   [DOI] [Details]
(2004)Jones, Morgan (1885-1939), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Chris Williams (2004) Jones, Morgan (1885-1939), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Dictionary Entries   [DOI] [Details]
(2004)Mainwaring, William Henry (1884-1971), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Chris Williams (2004) Mainwaring, William Henry (1884-1971), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Dictionary Entries   [DOI] [Details]
(2004)Coombes, Bert Lewis (1893-1974), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Chris Williams (2004) Coombes, Bert Lewis (1893-1974), in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Dictionary Entries   [DOI] [Details]

Encyclopedia Entries

 YearPublication
(2015)Wales, in The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism.
Chris Williams (2015) Wales, in The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism. Oxford:Wiley Blackwell. Encyclopedia Entries. [DOI] [Details]
(2003)Identities, National: Welsh, in The Reader's Guide To British History.
Chris Williams (2003) Identities, National: Welsh, in The Reader's Guide To British History. New York:Fitzroy Dearborn. Encyclopedia Entries. [Details]
(2003)Cardiff, in The Reader's Guide To British History.
Chris Williams (2003) Cardiff, in The Reader's Guide To British History. New York:Fitzroy Dearborn. Encyclopedia Entries. [Details]
(2003)Devolution: Wales, in The Reader's Guide To British History.
Chris Williams (2003) Devolution: Wales, in The Reader's Guide To British History. New York:Fitzroy Dearborn. Encyclopedia Entries. [Details]

Foreword

 YearPublication
(2018)Foreword to 'Charley's War: The Diary of Charles Parkinson Heare, 2nd Battalion, The Monmouthshire Regiment, 1914-1919.
Chris Williams (2018) Foreword to 'Charley's War: The Diary of Charles Parkinson Heare, 2nd Battalion, The Monmouthshire Regiment, 1914-1919. Swansea: Foreword [Details]
(2014)Foreword to Rhys Davies's A Time to Laugh.
Chris Williams (2014) Foreword to Rhys Davies's A Time to Laugh. Cardigan: Foreword [Details]
(2013)Foreword to 'Bread and Cheese: Dic Penderyn and Welsh Radicalism'.
Chris Williams (2013) Foreword to 'Bread and Cheese: Dic Penderyn and Welsh Radicalism'. Merthyr Tydfil: Foreword [Details]
(2013)Foreword to David J. V. Jones, The Last Rising: The Newport Chartist Insurrection of 1839 (new edition, 2013).
Chris Williams (2013) Foreword to David J. V. Jones, The Last Rising: The Newport Chartist Insurrection of 1839 (new edition, 2013). Cardiff: Foreword [Details]
(2013)Foreword to Rosemary Scadden, No Job For A Little Girl.
Chris Williams (2013) Foreword to Rosemary Scadden, No Job For A Little Girl. Llandysul: Foreword [Details]

Magazine article

 YearPublication
(2016)Slashing the Hun with cartoons, BBC History Magazine.
Chris Williams (2016) Slashing the Hun with cartoons, BBC History Magazine. London: Magazine article [Details]
(2003)A Post National Wales, in Agenda.
Chris Williams (2003) A Post National Wales, in Agenda. Cardiff: Magazine article [Details]

Online Database

 YearPublication
(2016)Cartooning the Road to War.
Chris Williams (2016) Cartooning the Road to War. Online Database   [Details]
(2015)Cartooning the Post-War World.
Chris Williams (2015) Cartooning the Post-War World. Online Database   [Details]
(2014)Cartooning the First World War in Wales.
Chris Williams (2014) Cartooning the First World War in Wales. Online Database   [Details]

Pamphlet

 YearPublication
(2012)Icons of Wales / Eiconau Cymru.
Chris Williams (2012) Icons of Wales / Eiconau Cymru. Milton Keynes: Pamphlet [Details]
(2008)Robert Owen: Socialist Visionary.
Chris Williams (2008) Robert Owen: Socialist Visionary. Newtown: Pamphlet [Details]
(2003)Wales the Post-Nation.
Chris Williams (2003) Wales the Post-Nation. Treforest: Pamphlet [Details]

Edited Conference Proceedings

 YearPublication
(1991)Richard Price and the Atlantic Revolution.
Chris Williams (1991) Richard Price and the Atlantic Revolution. Swansea: Edited Conference Proceedings [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Royal Historical Society Fellow01-JAN-04 /
Learned Society of Wales Fellow01-MAY-16 /

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Rhys Davies Trust Trustee2016 / 2017
Research Advisory Committee, National Museum of Wales Member2015 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Cardiff University Professor01-AUG-13 / 31-AUG-17
University College Cork Professor and Head of College01-SEP-17 /
University of Glamorgan Professor01-MAY-01 / 31-DEC-04
Swansea University Professor01-JAN-05 / 31-JUL-13
The Open University Associate Lecturer01-JAN-86 / 31-DEC-89
Coleg Harlech Adult Education College, Harlech, Wales Lecturer01-SEP-87 / 31-DEC-87
Cardiff University Lecturer, later Senior Lecturer01-OCT-88 / 30-APR-01

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1991University of Wales PhDHistory of Wales
1999The Open University DiplomaFrench
1985University of Oxford BA (Hons)Modern History

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Welsh History Review Member of Editorial Board-

Other Activities

 Description

General Editor, South Wales Record Society, 2003-13

Series Editor, Studies in Welsh History Monograph Series, University of Wales Press, 1998-

Advisory Editor (Wales), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales 2008-2018

Sub-Panel Member (History), Research Excellence Framework 2014

Monmouthshire Antiquarian Association, 2015-

Outreach Activities

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Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

I have taught across a wide subject range at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Currently I am teaching one final year undergraduate course on political cartoons and political caricature in Britain, 1789-1945. I have in the past taught courses on subjects as varied as modern south-east Asian history, modern European history, modern Welsh history, nineteenth-century British history, modern women's and gender history, thematic courses on Celtic histories, on borders and border studies, national identities in the British Isles, popular politics in Britain and on the history of the South Wales coalfield. During my time as an associate lecturer with the Open University I taught on courses examining the history of seventeenth-century England, family and community history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, popular culture, and film and television history.

I have extensive experience as a supervisor of research students from my time at Welsh universities. At Cardiff University I supervised ten students, at Swansea University five students and at the University of Glamorgan one student, all to successful doctorates.

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