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Biography

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 1971

MA (Distinction) on Social History 1969

PGCE of the University of Manchester 1968

B.Sc in Social Sciences University of Bradford 1967

 

 

Research & Scholarship

I have written and edited 46 books and about 75 articles. Much of my early research was on the Labour Party and the Independent Labour Party. More recently , I have written on the history of women and unemployment in twentieth-century Britain, philanthropy and the Guild of Help, working-class gambling in Britain, and policing in Britain during the inter-war years. At  the present time I am writing on The Battle for Britain's Roads: The Police, the Courts and the Motorist.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2015

Crines, A. and Laybourn, K. (2015) ‘The oratory of Aneurin Bevan’. In: Labour orators from Bevan to Miliband. : Manchester University Press. pp. 14-30. ISBN 978-0-7190-8980-0

2014

Laybourn, K (2014) ‘‘King Solomon’s mines cannot compare with the money that has been raked in by greyhound racing’: Greyhound racing, its critics and the working class, c. 1926 to 1951.Labor History , 55 (5), pp. 1-15. ISSN 0023-656X

Laybourn, K (2014) ‘Book review: Clement Attlee: The Inevitable Prime Minister, Michael Jago, 2014History today , p. 65. ISSN 0018-2753

Laybourn, K (2014) ‘In search of phantom fortunes: working-class gambling in Britain c.1906-61’. In: The Historical Association Conference 2014, 16th-17th May 2014, Stratford upon Avon, UK

2013

Laybourn, K (2013) ‘Book review : Conservatism and British Foreign Policy, 1820–1920: The Derbys and their World ed. by Geoffrey Hicks, and: On the Fringes of Diplomacy: Influences on British Foreign Policy, 1800–1945 ed. by John Fisher and Antony BestVictorian Studies , 56 (1), pp. 141-143. ISSN 0042-5222

Laybourn, K (2013) ‘The Fall of the First MacDonald Government 1924’. In: How Labour Governments Fall. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 14-37. ISBN 9780230361805

Shepherd, J. and Laybourn, K. (2013) Britain's First Labour Government . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781403915726

2012

Laybourn, K (2012) ‘The Rising Sun of Socialism: The growth of the Labour Movement in the textile district of the West Riding of Yorkshire’. In: Huddersfield Local History Day Conference on Yorkshire Radicalism, 24th November 2012,

Laybourn, K (2012) ‘Introduction to Special Issue: The Ashes series: local, national, international and ethnic perspectivesSport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics , 15 (8), pp. 1035-1037. ISSN 1743-0437

Laybourn, K (2012) ‘Introduction’. In: Class, Culture and Community: New Perspectives in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century British Labour History. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 1-13. ISBN 978-1-4438-4064-4

Laybourn, K (2012) ‘Sixty Years in Sixty Minutes: Changing Britain 1952-1992’. In: Cragg Vale History Group, 28th September 2012, Cragg Vale

Laybourn, K (2012) ‘The History of Bradford Trades Council and the Future of Trades Councils’. In: Speech to Bradford Trades Council, 21st September 2012, Bradford

Laybourn, K (2012) ‘Book review : Sue Bruley, The Women and Men of 1926: A Gender and Social History of the General Strike and Miners’ Lockout in South Wales, Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 2011Labour History Review , 77 (2), pp. 251-252. ISSN 0961-5652

Laybourn, K (2012) ‘Book review : Emma Griffin, A Short History of the British Industrial Revolution, Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2010Labour History Review , 77 (2), pp. 257-258. ISSN 0961-5652

Laybourn, K (2012) ‘Book review: William M. Meier. Property Crime in London, 1850–Present. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2011.American historical review , 117 (3), p. 929. ISSN 0002-8762

Laybourn, K (2012) ‘Sixty Years in Sixty Minutes: Changing Britain c. 1952 to 2012’. In: Diamond Jubilee Lecture, University of Huddersfield, 1st May 2012, University of Huddersfield

2011

Laybourn, K. and Hughes, R. (2011) ‘VII Twentieth Century (i) British HistoryAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 95 (1), pp. 87-114. ISSN 00663832

Laybourn, K (2011) ‘The collapse of the first Labour Government, 1924: ‘Who killed Cock Robin?’. In: How Labour Governments Fall: From Ramsay MacDonald to Gordon Brown, 1 December 2011, University of Leeds

Laybourn, K (2011) ‘The Independent Labour Party and the second Labour government 1929-1931: the move towards revolutionary change’. In: Britain's second Labour government 1929-31: A reappraisal. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. pp. 100-116. ISBN 9780719086144

Laybourn, K (2011) ‘The Oratory of Nye Bevan’. In: Labour Orators from Aneurin Bevan to Gordon Brown, 9 November 2011, University of Huddersfield

Laybourn, K (2011) ‘Book Review: B.L. Coombes, These Poor Hands: The Autobiography of a Miner Working in South Wales. With an Introduction by Bill Jones and Chris Williams. Pp. xxxix + 207. First published by Victor Gollancz in 1939, University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 2002 edition, 2011 reprint. ISBN 978 0-7083-1563-7, e-ISBN 978-0-7083-2317-5North American Journal of Welsh Studies , 6 (1), pp. 65-67. ISSN 1554-8112

Laybourn, K (2011) ‘Histories of Labour: National and International Perspectives, by Joan Allen, Alan Campbell and John McIlroy, eds. and Making History: Organizations of Labour Historians in Britain since 1960, by John McIlroy, Alan Campbell, John Halstead and David Martin, eds.Labor History , 52 (3), pp. 347-349. ISSN 0023-656X

Laybourn, K (2011) ‘The Spanish Civil War: Political Activism and the Popular FrontLabour History Review , 76 (1), pp. 70-76. ISSN 0961-5652

Laybourn, K. and Taylor, D. (2011) Policing in England and Wales, 1918-39: The Fed, Flying Squads and Forensics . : Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230232457

Laybourn, K (2011) ‘Popular Culture and Working-Class Taste in Britain, 1930-1939: A Round of Cheap Diversions? Robert James, Manchester University Press, 2010History , 96 (322), pp. 223-224. ISSN 0018-2648

2010

Laybourn, K. and Hughes, R. (2010) ‘Twentieth centuryAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 94 (1), pp. 136-165. ISSN 0066-3832

Laybourn, K (2010) ‘Book review - The Labour Party and the Politics of War and Peace 1900-1924 - By Paul BridgenHistory , 95 (320), pp. 520-521. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (2010) ‘Book review - Parties and People: England 1914-1951 - By Ross McKibbinHistory , 95 (320), pp. 524-525. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (2010) ‘Book review - The 1926 Miners' Lockout: Meanings of Community in the Durham Coalfield - By Hester BarronHistory , 95 (320), pp. 526-527. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (2010) ‘Book review: British Conservativism and Trade Unionism, 1945-1964 By Peter Dorey, Ashgate, 2009History , 95 (318), pp. 261-262. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (2010) ‘The Guild of Help and the New Edwardian Philanthropy, c.1904-1919 ’. In: Voluntary Action History seminar podcast 2010-01-23, 23rd January 2010, London, UK

2009

Laybourn, K (2009) ‘Twentieth centuryAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 93 (1), pp. 131-140. ISSN 0066-3832

Laybourn, K (2009) ‘In Search of Phantom Fortunes: Working-Class Gambling in Britain c. 1906-1960s’. In: Changing Barnsley: from mining town to university town. Barnsley: Wharncliffe Books. pp. 101-138. ISBN 9781845631222

Laybourn, K (2009) ‘Parties at War: Political Organization in Second World War Britain - By Andrew ThorpeHistory , 94 (316), pp. 547-548. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (2009) ‘The New Civilisation? Understanding Stalin's Soviet Union 1929-1941 - By Paul FlewersHistory , 94 (316), pp. 546-547. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (2009) ‘Trade Unionism in Britain since 1945’. In: Trade Unionism since 1945: Towards a Global History. Oxford: Peter Lang. pp. 199-230. ISBN 978-3-03911-410-8

Laybourn, K (2009) ‘'A Decade in Decline' a review of When the Lights Went out in Britain in the seventies by Andy Roberts (Faber & Faber, £20) BBC History Magazine , 10 (5), pp. 66-67. ISSN 1469-8552

Laybourn, K (2009) ‘Down the rabbit hole' a review of Marching to the Fault Line: The 1984 Miners' Strike and the Death of Industrial Britain by Francis Beckett and David Hencke (Constable, 480 pp, £20) BBC History Magazine , 10 (3), pp. 66-67. ISSN 1469-8552

2008

Laybourn, K. and Hughes, R. (2008) ‘Twentieth centuryAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 92 (1), pp. 134-161. ISSN 0066-3832

Laybourn, K (2008) ‘Book review of A Fair Day's Wage for a Fair Day's Work? Sweated Labour and the Origins of Minimum Wage Legislation in Britain By Sheila BlackburnHistory , 93 (312), pp. 571-572. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (2008) ‘There Ought not to be One Law for the Rich and Another for the Poor which Is the Case To-day: The Labour Party, Lotteries, Gaming, Gambling and Bingo, c. 1900-1960sHistory , 93 (310), pp. 201-223. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (2008) ‘Book review of A South-Asian History of Britain: Four Centuries of Peoples from the Indian Sub-continent By Michael H. Fisher, Shompa Lahiri and Shinder ThandiHistory , 93 (311), pp. 444-445. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (2008) ‘Book review of: Labour's Lost Leader: The Life and Politics of Will Crooks By Paul TylerHistory , 93 (310), pp. 298-299. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (2008) ‘Book review: The Oxford Companion to Black British History - Edited by David Dabydeen, John Gilmore and Cecily JonesHistory , 93 (309), p. 112. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (2008) ‘Pacifists, Patriots and the Vote: The Erosion of Democratic Suffragism in Britain during the First World War By Jo VellacottHistory , 93 (312), pp. 575-576. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (2008) ‘Book review of: The Failure of a Dream: The Independent Labour Party from Disaffiliation to World War II By Gidon CohenHistory , 93 (310), pp. 299-230. ISSN 0018-2648

2007

Laybourn, K (2007) ‘The Rising Sun of Socialism: The growth of the early Labour Movement in the textile district of the West Riding of Yorkshire’. In: Radical Riding Conference, 14 April 2007, University of Bradford

Laybourn, K (2007) ‘'Labour Heartland': the textile district of the West Riding (West Yorkshire) during the inter-war years, 1918-1939’. In: Sons and daughters of labour: a history and recollection of the Labour Party within the historic boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfiled Press. pp. 29-52. ISBN 186218058X

Laybourn, K (2007) Working-Class Gambling in Britain c. 1906-1960s: The Stages of the Political Debate . Lewiston, N.Y.: Mellen Press. ISBN 978-0-7734-5374-6

Evans, B., Laybourn, K., Lancaster, J. and Haigh, B. (2007) Sons and daughters of labour: a history and recollection of the Labour Party within the historic boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire . Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. ISBN 186218058X

2006

Laybourn, K. and Hughes, R. (2006) ‘Twentieth CenturyAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 90 (1), pp. 133-157. ISSN 0066-3832

Laybourn, K (2006) ‘The West Yorkshire Labour Movement c. 1880's - 1914’. In: Student Conference on One Hundred Years of the Parliamentary Labour Party, 15 November, University of Huddersfield

Shepherd, J. and Laybourn, K. (2006) Britain's First Labour Government . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781403915726

Laybourn, K (2006) ‘Revisiting the General StrikeHistorical Studies in Industrial Relations (21), pp. 109-120. ISSN 1362-1572

Laybourn, K (2006) ‘Book review: Industrial Reorganization and Government Policy in Interwar Britain By Julian GreavesHistory , 91 (303), pp. 474-475. ISSN 0018-2648

2005

Laybourn, K (2005) Marxism in Britain: dissent, decline and re-emergence 1945- c. 2000 . Routledge Studies in Modern British History. London, UK: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-203-30062-6

Laybourn, K (2005) ‘Yorkshire’. In: The Lefties guide to Britain. : Politicos. . ISBN 9781842751442

Laybourn, K (2005) ‘'A peripheral vision': A comment on the historiography of Communism in BritainAmerican Communist History , 4 (2), pp. 159-166. ISSN 1474-3892

Laybourn, K (2005) ‘Book reviewsHistory , 90 (299), pp. 468-469. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (2005) ‘England Arise! The General Election of 1945The historian (86), pp. 8-10. ISSN 0265-1076

2004

Shepherd, J. and Laybourn, K. (2004) ‘Labour's Red Letter dayBBC History Magazine , 5 (12), pp. 22-25. ISSN 1469-8552

Laybourn, K. and Davies, P. (2004) ‘Twentieth CenturyAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 88 (1), pp. 141-156. ISSN 00663832

Laybourn, K (2004) ‘Book review: Zilliacus: A Life for Peace and Socialism by Archie PottsLabour: journal of Canadian labour studies - revue d'etudes , 53, pp. 325-327. ISSN 0700-3862

Laybourn, K (2004) ‘Book review: The British Isles since 1945 edited by Kathleen Burk History , 89 (293), pp. 167-168. ISSN 0018-2648

2003

Laybourn, K (2003) ‘Book review: Working Class Credit and Community since 1918 by Avram TaylorAmerican historical review , 108 (5), pp. 1527-1528. ISSN 0002-8762

Collette, C. and Laybourn, K. (2003) Modern Britain since 1979: a reader . London, UK: I. B. Tauris. ISBN 9781860645976

Laybourn, K. and Davies, P. (2003) ‘Twentieth CenturyAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 87 (1), pp. 137-153. ISSN 00663832

Laybourn, K (2003) ‘Book reviews: Party People, Communist Lives: Explorations in Biography by John McIlroy; Kevin Morgan; Alan Campbell and Class against Class: The Communist Party in Britain between the Wars by Matthew Worley Albion: a quarterly journal concerned with British studies , 35 (2), pp. 355-358. ISSN 0095-1390

Laybourn, K (2003) ‘'Waking up to the Fact that there are any Unemployed': women, unemployment and the domestic solution in Britain, 1918-1939History , 88 (292), pp. 606-623. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (2003) ‘Social Welfare: Public and Private’. In: A companion to early twentieth-century Britain. Oxford: Blackwell. . ISBN 9780631217909

2002

Laybourn, K (2002) Unemployment and employment policies concerning women in Britain 1900-1951 . Women's Studies. Lampeter: Edwin Mellen. ISBN 0773470859

Laybourn, K (2002) Fifty key figures in twentieth century British politics . London: Routledge. ISBN 0415226767

Laybourn, K. and Davis, S. (2002) ‘Twentieth CenturyAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 86 (1), pp. 137-166. ISSN 00663832

2001

Laybourn, K. and Davis, S. (2001) ‘Twentieth CenturyAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 85 (1), pp. 134-165. ISSN 0066-3832

Laybourn, K (2001) British political leaders: a biographical dictionary . Oxford: ABC-Clio. ISBN 1576070433

Laybourn, K (2001) ‘Book review: The British Communist Party and Moscow 1920–43 by Andrew Thorpe History , 86 (284), p. 605. ISSN 0018-2648

2000

Laybourn, K (2000) 1945-64 - Post War Consensus and the welfare state [Teaching Resource]

Laybourn, K (2000) 1964-79 - Reasons for the growing domestic problems under the Labour and Conservative Governments [Teaching Resource]

Laybourn, K (2000) Social, political and economic problems of the 1920s an 30s [Teaching Resource]

Laybourn, K (2000) ‘Book review: Working out gender: Perspectives from labour history, Margeret Walsh (ed.)Labor History , 41 (4), pp. 521-522. ISSN 0023-656X

Laybourn, K (2000) ‘Book review: Early Trade Unionism: Fraternity, Skill and the Politics of Labour by Malcolm ChaseEnglish historical review , 115 (463), pp. 1001-1002. ISSN 0013-8266

Laybourn, K (2000) ‘Book review: A History of the Modern British Isles, 1914–1999 by Arthur Marwick.History , 86 (281), pp. 124-125. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (2000) ‘Book review: The Lancashire Giant: David Shackleton, Labour Leader and Civil Servant by Ross M. Martin English historical review , 115 (464), pp. 1354-1355. ISSN 0013-8266

Laybourn, K (2000) A century of Labour: a history of the Labour Party 1900-2000 . Sutton: Stroud.

Laybourn, K (2000) ‘Book review: Ruskin and the Dawn of the Modern, Dinah Birch (ed.)English historical review , 115 (460), pp. 229-230. ISSN 0013-8266

Laybourn, K (2000) ‘Book reviews: The Twentieth-Century Welfare State by David Gladstone; Welfare Policy in Britain: The Road from 1945 by Helen Fawcett; Rodney Lowe and British Social Welfare in the Twentieth Century by Robert M. Page; Richard Silburn Albion: a quarterly journal concerned with British studies , 32 (3), pp. 553-556. ISSN 0095-1390

Laybourn, K. and Davis, S. (2000) ‘Twentieth CenturyAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 84 (1), pp. 129-164. ISSN 0066-3832

1999

Laybourn, K (1999) Modern Britain since 1906: a reader . Tauris History Readers. London: Tauris. ISBN 9781860642982

Dockray, K. and Laybourn, K. (1999) ‘Introduction: D.G. Wright (1937 - 95)’. In: The representation and reality of war, the British experience: essays in honour of David Wright. Stroud: Sutton Publishing. pp. 1-15. ISBN 0750918616

Laybourn, K (1999) ‘'About turn': the Communist Party of Great Britain and the Second World War, 1939 - 41’. In: The representation and reality of war, the British experience: essays in honour of David Wright. Stroud: Sutton Publishing. pp. 218-234. ISBN 0750918616

Laybourn, K (1999) ‘Book review: Red Flag and Union Jack: English Patriotism and the British Left, 1881-1924 by Paul WoodEnglish historical review , 114 (458), pp. 1017-1018. ISSN 0013-8266

Laybourn, K (1999) Under the red flag: the history of Communism in Britain, c.1849-1991 . Stroud: Sutton. ISBN 9780750914857

Jowitt, T. and Laybourn, K. (1999) ‘The Bradford Independent Labour Party and the First World War’. In: The representation and reality of war, the British experience: essays in honour of David Wright. Stroud: Sutton Publishing. pp. 152-169. ISBN 0750918616

Laybourn, K (1999) ‘Book review: Organised Capital. Employers' Associations and Industrial Relations in Northern England, 1880-1939 by Arthur J. MclvorEnglish historical review , 113 (450), pp. 228-229. ISSN 0013-8266

Laybourn, K (1999) ‘Book review: Half a Century of British Politics, Lynton Robins & Bill Jones (eds.)English historical review , 114 (455), p. 270. ISSN 0013-8266

Laybourn, K. and Davis, S. (1999) ‘Twentieth CenturyAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 83 (1), pp. 136-171. ISSN 0066-3832

Laybourn, K. and Dockray, K. (1999) The representation and reality of war: the British experience: essays in honour of David Wright . Stroud: Alan Sutton. ISBN 9780750918619

Laybourn, K (1999) ‘Book review: Nelson. Politics, Economy, Community by Jeffrey HillEnglish historical review , 114 (456), pp. 522-523. ISSN 0013-8266

1998

Laybourn, K (1998) ‘Book reviews History , 83 (270), pp. 348-390. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (1998) ‘British Trade Unionism between the Wars, 1919 - 39New perspective , 4 (1).

Laybourn, K (1998) ‘Attlee by Robert PearceHistory , 83 (272), pp. 761-762. ISSN 0018-2648

1997

Laybourn, K (1997) Social conditions, status and community, c.1860-1920 . Stroud: Alan Sutton. ISBN 9780750910705

Laybourn, K (1997) The rise of Socialism in Britain . Stroud: Alan Sutton. ISBN 9780750913409

Laybourn, K. and Davis, S. (1997) ‘Twentieth CenturyAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 81 (1), pp. 158-188. ISSN 0066-3832

Laybourn, K (1997) ‘The Guild of Help and the community response to poverty 1904 - c.1914’. In: Social conditions, staus and community 1860 - c.1920. Stroud: Sutton Publishing. pp. 9-28. ISBN 0750915013

Laybourn, K (1997) ‘Book review: Working-Class Self-Help in Nineteenth-Century England: Responses to Industrialisation by Eric Hopkins History , 82 (266), pp. 338-339. ISSN 0018-2648

1996

Laybourn, K (1996) The General Strike day by day . Stroud: Alan Sutton. ISBN 9780750910583

Laybourn, K (1996) ‘Book review: The British Communist Party and the Trade Unions 1933-1945 by Nina FishmanLabor History , 37 (1), pp. 140-142. ISSN 0023-656X

Laybourn, K. and Rees, T. (1996) ‘Twentieth CenturyAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 80 (1), pp. 153-171. ISSN 0066-3832

Laybourn, K (1996) ‘Book review: War and Reform: British Politics during the Second World War. by Kevin JefferysHistory , 81 (262), pp. 310-311. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (1996) The General Strike: day by day . Stroud: Alan Sutton. ISBN 9780750910583

Laybourn, K (1996) ‘Book review: The Voluntary Sector, the State and Social Work in Britain: The Charity Organisation Society/Family Welfare Association since 1869 by Jane Lewis Albion: a quarterly journal concerned with British studies , 28 (2), pp. 344-346. ISSN 0095-1390

1995

Laybourn, K (1995) ‘Book reviewsHistory , 80 (258), pp. 141-183. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (1995) ‘The political and industrial impact of 'New Unionism', c.1886 - 1900New perspective , 1 (1).

Laybourn, K (1995) ‘The Manningham mills strikeYorkshire history magazine , 1 (1), pp. 5-8. ISSN 1359-2823

Laybourn, K (1995) ‘The rise of Labour and the decline of Liberalism: the state of the debateHistory , 80 (259), pp. 207-226. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (1995) The evolution of British social policy and the Welfare State: c.1800-1993 . : Keele University Press. ISBN 185331076X

Laybourn, K. and Rees, T. (1995) ‘Twentieth CenturyAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 79 (1), pp. 142-176. ISSN 0066-3832

1994

Laybourn, K (1994) ‘Book review: The Popular Front and the Progressive Tradition: Socialists, Liberals, and the Quest for Unity 1884–1939 by David BlaazerHistory , 79 (255), pp. 167-168. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (1994) The Guild of Help and the changing face of Edwardian Philanthropy: The Guild of Help, voluntary work and the state, 1904-1919 . : Edwin Mellen. ISBN 9780773491441

Laybourn, K (1994) ‘The failure of Socialist unity in Britain, c.1893-1914Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 6th Series (4), pp. 153-175. ISSN 1474-0648

Laybourn, K. and Rees, T. (1994) ‘Twentieth CenturyAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 78 (1), pp. 149-171. ISSN 0066-3832

1993

Laybourn, K (1993) ‘Book review: The Rise of the Labour Party,1893–1931 by Gordon PhillipsHistory , 78 (253), pp. 332-333. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (1993) ‘The Guild of Help and the changing face of Edwardian philanthropyUrban history , 20 (1). ISSN 0963-9268

Laybourn, K (1993) The General Strike of 1926 . New frontiers in history. Manchester: Manchester University Press/St. Martin's Press. ISBN 9780719038648

Laybourn, K (1993) ‘Twentieth Century Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 77 (1), pp. 137-156. ISSN 0066-3832

1992

Laybourn, K (1992) A history of British trade unionism c. 1770-1990 . Stroud: Alan Sutton. ISBN 9780862997854

Laybourn, K (1992) ‘Book reviews History , 77 (249), pp. 128-179. ISSN 0018-2648

Jowitt, T. and Laybourn, K. (1992) ‘War and Socialism: the experience of the Bradford ILP 1914-18’. In: The centennial history of the Independent Labour Party. Halifax: Ryburn Publishing. pp. 137-162. ISBN 1853310379

Laybourn, K (1992) ‘The Manningham Mills Strike, December 1890 to April 1891’. In: The centennial history of the Independent Labour Party. Halifax: Ryburn Publishing. pp. 117-136. ISBN 1853310379

Laybourn, K (1992) ‘The Bradford ILP and Trade Unionism c. 1890-1914’. In: The centennial history of the Independent Labour Party. Halifax: Ryburn Publishing. pp. 137-162. ISBN 1853310379

Laybourn, K (1992) ‘Twentieth CenturyAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 76 (1), pp. 130-138. ISSN 0066-3832

Laybourn, K., James, D. and Jowitt, T. (1992) The Centennial history of the Independent Labour Party: a collection of essays . Halifax: Ryburn Publishing. ISBN 9781853310379

Laybourn, K (1992) ‘Recent writing on the history of the ILP, 1893-1932’. In: The centennial history of the Independent Labour Party. Halifax: Ryburn Publishing. pp. 317-336. ISBN 1853310379

Laybourn, K (1992) ‘'The Peter Pan of Socialism': Book review of Tom Mann, 1856-1941: The Challenge of Labour by Chushichi TsuzukiLabour History Review , 57 (3), pp. 95-97. ISSN 0961-5652

1991

Laybourn, K (1991) ‘Book review: Arthur Henderson by Chris Wrigley.History , 76 (248), pp. 528-529. ISSN 0018-2648

Laybourn, K (1991) British Trade Unionism 1777 - 1990: a reader in history . Stroud: Alan Sutton. ISBN 9780862997847

Laybourn, K (1991) ‘Twentieth CenturyAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 75 (1), pp. 134-152. ISSN 0066-3832

Laybourn, K. and James, D. (1991) "The Rising Sun of Socialism": The Independent Labour Party in the Textile District of the West Riding of Yorkshire between 1890 and 1914: a Collection of Essays . Wakefield: West Yorkshire Archive Service. ISBN 9781870453127

Laybourn, K (1991) ‘Book review: James Ramsay MacDonald: Low Born among the High Brows by Stephen R. Ward Albion: a quarterly journal concerned with British studies , 23 (3), pp. 585-586. ISSN 0095-1390

Laybourn, K (1991) ‘'Suicide During a Fit of Insanity' or the Defence of Socialism? The secession of the Independent Labour Party from the Labour Party at the special conference at Bradford, July 1932 Bradford antiquary , 5, pp. 41-53.

1990

Laybourn, K (1990) ‘Ramsay MacDonald and the collapse of the Labour Government, 1931History sixth (8), pp. 36-40. ISSN 0951-4775

Laybourn, K (1990) Britain on the breadline: a social and political history of Britain between the wars . Gloucester: Alan Sutton. ISBN 9780862994907

Laybourn, K (1990) The rise of Labour: emergence of the British Labour Party, c. 1890-1918 . Huddersfield pamphlets in history and politics. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. ISBN 0905434234

Laybourn, K (1990) ‘Twentieth CenturyAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 74 (1), pp. 120-136. ISSN 0066-3832

Laybourn, K (1990) The General Strike, 1926 . Huddersfield pamphlets in history and politics. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. ISBN 0905434242

1989

Laybourn, K. and Stoakes, G. (1989) ‘The Twentieth CenturyAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 73 (1), pp. 138-156. ISSN 0066-3832

Laybourn, K (1989) ‘Labour movements’. In: Atlas of British social and economic history since 1700. : Routledge. pp. 183-197. ISBN 9780203201039

1988

Laybourn, K (1988) The Rise of Labour: The British Labour Party, 1890-1979 . Reading history. London: Edward Arnold. ISBN 9780713165241

Laybourn, K. and Stoakes, G. (1988) ‘The Twentieth CenturyAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 72 (1), pp. 144-167. ISSN 0066-3832

Laybourn, K (1988) The Labour Party, 1881-1951: a reader in history . Gloucester: Alan Sutton. ISBN 9780862994785

Laybourn, K (1988) Philip Snowden: a biography . Aldershot: Temple Smith. ISBN 9780566070174

1987

Laybourn, K (1987) ‘"A Story of Buried Talents and Wasted Opportunities": The Failure of Socialist Unity in Yorkshire 1911-1914The Journal of regional and local studies , 7 (2). ISSN 0265-7325

Laybourn, K. and Reynolds, J. (1987) Labour heartland: the history of the Labour Party in West Yorkshire during the inter-war years, 1918-1939 . Bradford: University of Bradford Press. ISBN 9781851430277

Laybourn, K. and Stoakes, G. (1987) ‘The Twentieth CenturyAnnual Bulletin of Historical Literature , 71 (1), pp. 157-174. ISSN 0066-3832

Laybourn, K. and James, D. (1987) Philip Snowden: the first Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer . Bradford: Bradford Libraries and Information Service. ISBN 9780907734109

1984

Laybourn, K (1984) ‘War and Socialism: The experience of the Bradford Independent Labour Party 1914 - 1918Journal of regional and local studies , 4 (2). ISSN 0265-7325

Laybourn, K. and Reynolds, J. (1984) Liberalism and the rise of Labour 1890-1918 . London: Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9780709916512

1982

Laybourn, K (1982) ‘The issue of school feeding in Bradford, 1904-1907Journal of educational administration and history , 14 (2), pp. 30-38. ISSN 0022-0620

Laybourn, K (1982) ‘The Wool Textile Dispute of 1925Journal of local studies , 2 (1), pp. 10-27. ISSN 0144-4077

Laybourn, K (1982) ‘'The defence of the bottom dog': the Independent Labour Party in local politics’. In: Victorian Bradford: essays in honour of Jack Reynolds. Bradford: Bradford Metropolitan Council. pp. 223-244. ISBN 0907734014

Firth, G., Laybourn, K. and Hagerty, J. (1982) Yorkshire at play: a guide to historical sources and their uses . Leeds: University of Leeds School of Education.

1980

Laybourn, K (1980) ‘The George Henry Wood CollectionBulletin - Society for the Study of Labour History (40), pp. 47-49. ISSN 0049-1179

Firth, G., Laybourn, K. and O'Connell, J. (1980) Yorkshire Labour movements c.1780 - 1926: a guide to historical sources and their uses . Leeds: University of Leeds School of Education.

1979

Laybourn, K (1979) ‘The Bradford Labour movement and the Keir Hardie by-election in East Bradford, November 1896’. In: Nineteenth century Bradford elections. Leeds: University of Leeds. pp. 74-87.

1977

Laybourn, K (1977) ‘John Henry Palin’. In: Dictionary of Labour biography. London: Macmillan. pp. 134-136. ISBN 0333197046

Laybourn, K. and Saville, J. (1977) ‘William Henry Drew’. In: Dictionary of Labour biography. London: Macmillan. pp. 75-77. ISBN 0333197046

1976

Laybourn, K (1976) Yorkshire schools and schooldays: a guide to historical and their uses . Leeds: University of Leeds. ISBN 0900960310

Laybourn, K (1976) ‘The Manningham Mills strike: it's importance in Bradford historyBradford Antiquary , 9.

1975

Reynolds, J. and Laybourn, K. (1975) ‘The Emergence of the Independent Labour Party in BradfordInternational review of social history , 20 (3), pp. 313-346. ISSN 0020-8590

Esteem

Keith Laybourn has been external examiner at six universities for undergraduate degrees and external at three universities for MAs.

He is currently the external examiner for the MA in History at the University of Essex.

President of the Society for the Study of Labour History since November 2012 in the wake of Eric Hobsbawm

Diamond Jubilee Professor of the University of Huddersfield, April 2012 –

Gave the  Diamond Jubilee lecture at the University of Hudderfsield, 1 May 2012

Fellow of the Royal HistoricaL Society 1991 to the present

Honorary Fellow of the Historical Association, since April 2009

Hon Trustee of the Barnsley Museum Trust since 2009

Editor of the Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature 1999 to 2011

Secretary of the Society for the Study of Labour History

Externally examined 17 PhD students and 5 M. Phil students

Interviewed by radio and television and have been in ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ in 2005 and September 2012. On the World Service dealing with the General Strike in May 2012.

Research Degree Supervision

I have successfully supervised 33 PhD students and 5 M. Phil students of the University of Huddersfield between c. f1980 and 2012. There may be two other PhD student in the near future.

These have included six PhDs which have been published as books. Dr. Martin Crick has his PhD published on ‘The Social Democatic Federation of Great Britain’,David Holmes wrote on ‘The Irish and Rugby in Yorkshire in the late  Nineteen the Century’, Esther Moriarty wrote on ‘The Irish in Huddersfield’, Anne Baldwin has written on ‘Women Councillors in England c. 1918=1939, and Pat Dawson wrote on ‘The Labour Movement in Halifax c. 1880-1906’, and Neil Pye, who has written on ‘Chartism in the West Riding of Yorkshire. My first PhD stident was Rob Perks, Honorary Professor and in charge of the Sound Archives at the British Library, who wrote on ‘Huddersfield Politics c. 1880-1906’. Currently, I have Dennis O’Keefe writing on’ Cricket and Sunday Schools in Halifax c. 1850s-1920’ , Sean Reid on’Cricket in Ireland in  the nineteenth century’, and Jackie Lane examining ‘British Trade Unionism in the 1960s and 1970s’ . I am currently supervising 6 PhD students, although two or three of these may be finishing soon. My research interests are in nineteenth and twentieth century British economic, social and political history and I am particular ly interested in Labour history, trade union history, philanthropy, the history of women, sport, gambling, and twentieth-century policing.

Administrative Responsibilities

Research Co-ordinator in History

Member of Senate

Teaching and Professional Activities

I am currently teaching Year I History Units ( on Skills and Sources), Year 2 (on nineteenrth-century Britain), an Year 3 students (Britain on the Breadline). Next year I will also be in teaching a module on ‘The Spanish Civil War and Britain’. I supervise undergraduate dissertations, teach on the History Research Methods module, teach MA History courses, and supervise PhD students.

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