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Diamond Jubilee Professor of the University of Huddersfield since April 2012

Professor of History  September 1991- April 2012

Senior Lecturer in History 1975-1991

Assisant Lecturer, 2,1 and Lecturer in History 1971-1975

PhD University of Lancaster 1972

MA (Distinction) on Social History 1969

PGCE of the University of Manchester 1968

B.Sc in Social Sciences University of Bradford 1967

External positions

President of the Society for the Study of Labour History

6 Nov 2012 → …

Secretary of the Society for the Study of Labour History

6 Nov 2011 → …

Trustee of the Barnsley Heritage Unit

1 May 2011 → …

Honorary Fellow of the Historical Society

8 May 2009 → …


  • Nineteenth and Twentieth Century British History focusing upon British labour history, socialism, politics, policing, gambling, greyhounds racing and philanthropy.

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police Social Sciences
guild Social Sciences
philanthropy Social Sciences
road Social Sciences
Labor Arts & Humanities
Law Social Sciences
working class Social Sciences
professionalization Social Sciences

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Research Output 1975 2018

'A Divine Discontent with Wrong': The People's Martyrology

Laybourn, K. & Outram, Q., 30 Jan 2018, Secular Martyrdom in Britain and Ireland: From Peterloo to the Present. 1 ed. p. 1-29 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Book review: Laura Beers, The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016)

Laybourn, K., 1 May 2018, In : Labour/Le Travail. 81, Spring 2018, p. 302-304 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Lewis H. Mates, The Great Labour Unrest: Rank and File Movements and Political Change in the Durham Coalfield

Laybourn, K., 2018, Labour/Le Travail, 82, p. 288-290 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationBook/Film/Article review

World War I
Political Change

Liberalism and the Rise of Labour 1890-1918

Laybourn, K. & Reynolds, J., 23 Nov 2018, Routledge. 236 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

West Riding

Activities 1999 2018

  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Publication Peer-review

Labour and Nationalism

Keith Laybourn (Organiser)
5 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

A Movement Divided: The Labour Movement and the Great War

Keith Laybourn (Speaker)
24 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

In Search of Phantom Fortunes: Working-Class Gambling in Britain c.1906-61

Keith Laybourn (Speaker)
16 May 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature (Journal)

Keith Laybourn (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review