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Biography

Jodie researches nineteenth-century representations and experiences of people who travelled around Britain (including Romanies/Gypsies and canal boat people), and the cultural significance of Britain's industrial waterways. In 2016 she was appointed the Canal & River Trust’s first Honorary Research Fellow. You can watch a YouTube video about Jodie’s research on canal boat people. She strongly believes in communicating academic research to wide audiences, and works with charities, museums and heritage organisations, schools and others. 

If you are from a school or college and would like to speak to Jodie about a campus visit, Extended Project Qualification, or university taster sessions, please email j.matthews@hud.ac.uk.   

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Representations of Gypsies, Roma or Travellers, especially in the nineteenth century
  • Waterways and their cultures
  • Race, gender and identity in the nineteenth century
  • Travel in the nineteenth century

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the person's scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

gipsy Social Sciences
brain Social Sciences
History Arts & Humanities
community Social Sciences
stereotype Social Sciences
Waterways Arts & Humanities
Gypsies Arts & Humanities
Group Social Sciences

Projects 2012 2012

Research Output 2013 2019

Visibly Authentic: Images of Romani people from 19th-century culture to the digital age

Matthews, J., 13 Mar 2019, Heritage as Community Research: Legacies of Co-Production. Graham, H. & Vergunst, J. (eds.). Bristol : Policy Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

In Gipsy Tents by F. H. Groome

Matthews, J., 2018, Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction. Morrison, K. A. (ed.). McFarland and Company, Inc

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Rights and Romance: Representing Gypsy Lives

Matthews, J., Reed, A. & Lawrence-Francis, R., 28 Feb 2018

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

gipsy
community
stereotype
Group

Romanies/Gypsies

Matthews, J., 2018, Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction. Morrison, K. A. (ed.). McFarland and Company, Inc

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Gypsy Woman: Representations in Literature and Visual Culture

Matthews, J., 29 Aug 2018, London: I.B. Tauris. 256 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Visual Culture
Gypsies
Viewer
Connectivity
Reader

Activities 2015 2018

  • 6 Oral presentation
  • 5 Invited talk

Reading the Waterways: People, Literature, and Canals in Britain since 1761

Jodie Matthews (Speaker)
12 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Reading the Waterways

Jodie Matthews (Speaker)
5 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

"Waterways History Research?": Why Canal History Matters

Jodie Matthews (Speaker)
24 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Canals in Nineteenth-Century Literary History

Jodie Matthews (Speaker)
7 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Reading the Waterways: Canals in Literary Context

Jodie Matthews (Speaker)
18 Oct 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk