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Publication list

Monographs

Kriminalität in Gesellschaft und Kultur (Crime in Society and Culture)  (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, currently being developed, probable publication in 2022).

“This is your hour”: Christian Intellectuals in Britain and the Crisis of Europe, 1937–1949 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019).

The Most Remarkable Woman in England: Poison, Celebrity and the Trials of Beatrice Pace (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012).

Violence and Crime in Nineteenth-Century England: The Shadow of Our Refinement (London: Routledge, 2004).

Edited Collections

Special issue: “Christian Modernities in Twentieth-Century Britain and Ireland”, Contemporary British History (Peer-Review completed, publication in 2020).

Christianity and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Europe: Conflict, Community and the Social Order (Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2016).

(with Paul Knepper) Special issue: “Crime Stories: Criminality, Policing and the Press in Inter-war European and Transatlantic Perspectives”, Media History 20, no. 4 (2014).

Articles, Essays, and Chapters

“Introduction: Christian Modernities in Twentieth-Century Britain”, Contemporary British History (forthcoming, 2020).

“Going ‘part of the way together’: Christian Intellectuals, Secularity and the European Crisis, 1937–1949”, Contemporary British History (forthcoming, 2020).

“The Press and the Criminal Trial: Britain in the 1920s”, in Criminal Justice in Modern Europe, 1870–1970, ed. Richard Wetzell (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 2020).

“Crime, Media and Modernity in the Twentieth Century”, in A Global History of Crime and Punishment in the Modern Age, ed. Paul Lawrence (London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming, 2020).

(with Johannes Paulmann and Fabian Cremer): “Linkage – Digitale Gegenwart und Zukunft historischer Forschung. Die Ziele der Konsortialinitiative 4Memory”, VHD Journal (forthcoming, 2020)

(with Johannes Paulmann), “Die digitale Integration von historischer Forschung, Gedächtniseinrichtungen und Infrastrukturen“ in Archivnachrichten aus Hessen, Sonderheft, Sommer 2020, 77-81.

“When Personalism Met Planning: Jacques Maritain and a British Christian Intellectual Network, 1937–1949”, in Rajesh Heynickx und Stéphane Symons (ed.), So What’s New about Scholasticism? How Neo-Thomism Helped Shape the Twentieth Century (Berlin/London: Walter De Gruyter, 2018), 77–108.

“Future Research Agendas on Violent Crime: The Challenges to History from Evolutionary Psychology”, in special issue on future agendas in crime history: Crime, Histoire & Sociétés / Crime, History and Societies 21.2 (2017): 351–359.

“Blessed is the Nation? Christianity and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Europe”, in Christianity and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Europe: Conflict, Community, and the Social Order, ed. John Carter Wood (Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2016), 11–31.

“‘The rock of human sanity stands in the sea where it always stood’: Britishness, Christianity, and the Experience of (Near) Defeat, 1937–1941”, in Christianity and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Europe: Conflict, Community, and the Social Order, ed. John Carter Wood (Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2016), 131–148.

“‘A fundamental re-orientation of outlook’: Religiöse Intellektuelle und das Ziel einer ‘christlichen Gesellschaft’ in Großbritannien, 1937-1949”, in Kulturelle Souveränität – Politische Deutungs‐ und Handlungsmacht jenseits des Staates im 20. Jahrhundert, ed. Johannes Paulmann, Gregor Feindt, and Bernhard Gißibl (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016), 165–194.

“Crime News and the Press”, in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice, ed. Paul Knepper and Anja Johansen (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), 301–319.

(with Peter King) “Black People and the Criminal Justice System: Prejudice and Practice in Later Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century London”, Historical Research 88 (2015): 100–124.

(with Paul Knepper) “Crime Stories: Criminality, Policing and the Press in Inter-war European and Transatlantic Perspectives”, Media History 20, no. 4 (2014): 345–351.

“The Constables and the Garage Girl: The Police, the Press, and the Case of Helene Adele”, Media History 20, no. 4 (2014): 384–399.

“Zwischen Mammon und Marx: Christliche Kapitalismuskritik in Großbritannien 1930-39”, in Religion und Kapitalismus, ed. Robert König (Kaltenleutgeben: Ferstl & Perz, 2014), 147–176.

“Public Opinion and the Rhetoric of Police Powers in 1920s Britain”, in Justice et espaces publics en Occident de l’Antiquité à nos jours: Pouvoirs, Publicité et Citoyenneté, ed. Pascal Bastien, Donald Fyson, Jean-Philippe Garneau, and Thierry Nootens (Quebec: Presses de l’Université de Québec, 2014), 327–337.

“Drinking, Fighting and Working-Class Sociability in Nineteenth-Century Britain”, in Drink in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, ed. Susanne Schmid and Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2014), 71–80.

“Watching the Detectives (and the Constables): Fearing the Police in 1920s Britain”, in Moral Panics, Social Fears, and the Media: Historical Perspectives, ed. Sian Nicholas and Tom O’Malley (Abingdon: Routledge, 2013), 147–161.

“‘German Foolishness’ and the ‘Prophet of Doom’: Oswald Spengler and the Inter-war British Press”, in Oswald Spengler als europäisches Phänomen. Der Transfer der Kultur- und Geschichtsmorphologie im Europa der Zwischenkriegszeit (1919-1939), ed. Zaur Gasimov and Carl Antonius Lemke Duque (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013): 157–184.

“Press, Politics and the ‘Police and Public’ Debates in Late 1920s Britain”, Crime, Histoire & Sociétés / Crime, History and Societies 16, no. 1 (2012): 75–98.

“‘Going mad is their only way of staying sane’: Norbert Elias and the Civilised Violence of J.G. Ballard”, in J.G. Ballard: Visions and Revisions, ed. Jeannette Baxter and Rowland Wymer (London: Palgrave, 2011), 198–214.

“A Change of Perspective: Integrating Evolutionary Psychology into the Historiography of Violence”, British Journal of Criminology 51 (2011): 479–498.

“Reading Spaces and Reading Violence in Nineteenth-Century Britain”, Journal for the Study of British Cultures 17, no. 2 (2010): 133–143.

“‘The Third Degree’: Press Reporting, Crime Fiction and Police Powers in 1920s Britain”, Twentieth Century British History, 21, no. 4 (2010): 464–485.

(with Anja Müller-Wood) “How Is Culture Biological? Violence: Real and Imagined”, Politics and Culture (2010, Issue 1, Bioculture: Evolutionary Cultural Studies, www.politicsandculture.org/2010/04/28/contents-2/).

“‘Those Who Have Had Trouble Can Sympathise with You’: Press Writing, Reader Responses and a Murder Trial in Interwar Britain”, Journal of Social History 43, no. 2 (2009): 439–462.

“‘Mrs. Pace’ and the Ambiguous Language of Victimisation”, in (Re)Interpretations: The Shapes of Justice in Women’s Experience, ed. Lisa Dresdner and Laurel Peterson (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009), 79–93.

(with Anja Müller-Wood) “Bringing the Past to Heel: History, Identity and Violence in Ian McEwan’s Black Dogs”, Literature and History 16, no. 2 (2007): 43–56.

“Evolution, Civilization and History: A Response to Wiener and Rosenwein”, Cultural and Social History 4, no. 4 (2007): 559–565.

“The Limits of Culture? Society, Evolutionary Psychology and the History of Violence”, Cultural and Social History 4, no. 1 (2007): 95–114.

“Locating Violence: The Spatial Production and Construction of Physical Aggression”, in Assaulting the Past: Violence and Civilization in Historical Context, ed. Katherine D. Watson (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007), 20–37.

“Conceptualising Cultures of Violence and Cultural Change”, in Cultures of Violence: Interpersonal Violence in Historical Perspective, ed. Stuart Carroll (London: Macmillan, 2007), 79–96.

“Criminal Violence in Modern Britain”, History Compass 4, no. 1 (2006): 77–90.

“The Process of Civilization (and its Discontents): Violence, Narrative and History”, in Discourses of Violence – Violence of Discourses: Critical Interventions, Transgressive Readings and Post-National Negotiations, ed. Dirk Wiemann, Agata Stopinska, Anke Bartels and Johannes Angermüller (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2005), 117–128.

“A Useful Savagery: The Invention of Violence in Nineteenth-Century England”, Journal of Victorian Culture 9, no. 1 (2004): 22–42.

“It’s a Small World After All? Reflections on Violence in Comparative Perspectives”, in Comparative Histories of Crime, ed. Barry Godfrey, Clive Emsley and Graeme Dunstall (Cullompton: Willan, 2003), 36–52.

“Self-Policing and the Policing of the Self: Violence, Protection and the Civilising Bargain in Britain”, Crime, Histoire & Sociétés / Crime, History and Societies 7, no. 1 (2003): 109–128.

Shorter articles and reviews

Review of Eloise Moss, Night Raiders: Burglary and the Making of Modern Urban Life in London, 1860–1968 in Cultural and Social History (forthcoming, 2020).

Review of Peter K. Andersson, Silent History: Body Language and Nonverbal Identity, 1860–1914 in Journal of Victorian Culture in Journal of Victorian Culture 25.2 (2020): 322-326.

Review of Maren Tribukait, Gefährliche Sensationen. Die Visualisierung von Verbrechen in deutschen und amerikanischen Pressefotografien 1920-1970 in Jahrbuch für Kommunikationsgeschichte 20 (2018): 230–231.

Review of Hans Joas, Die Macht des Heiligen. Eine Alternative zur Geschichte von der Entzauberung, in Rottenburger Jahrbuch für Kirchengeschichte 37 (2018): 275–276.

Review of Christopher Hilliard, The Littlehampton Libels: A Miscarriage of Justice and a Mystery about Words in 1920s England in Cultural and Social History 15.4 (2018): 617–618.

Review of Richard Mc Mahon, Homicide in Pre-Famine and Famine Ireland in Crime, Histoire & Sociétés / Crime, History and Societies 22.1 (2018): 147–149.

Review of Drew D. Gray, Crime, Policing and Punishment in England, 1660–1914 in Journal of British Studies 56.2 (2017): 426–428.

Review of Louise Jackson and Angela Bartie, Policing Youth: Britain 1945–1970 in Economic History Review 68.3 (2015): 1081–1082.

Review of Pieter Spierenburg, Violence and Punishment. Civilizing the Body through Time in Crime, Histoire & Sociétés / Crime, History and Societies 18.2 (2014): 158–161.

Review of Rosalind Crone, Violent Victorians: Popular Entertainment in Nineteenth-Century London in the Journal of Social History 48, no. 1 (2014): 205–207.

Review of Judith Rowbotham, Marianna Muravyeva and David Nash, eds, Shame, Blame and Culpability: Crime and Violence in the Modern State in Law, Crime and History 3, no. 2 (2013): 183–186.

Review of Haia Shpayer-Makov, The Ascent of the Detective: Police Sleuths in Victorian and Edwardian England in Reviews in History (May 2013) (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1409).

Review of Monica Flegel, Conceptualizing Cruelty to Children in Nineteenth-Century England in Nineteenth-Century Prose 40, no. 2 (2013), 258–261.

Review of Joanne Klein, Invisible Men: The Secret Lives of Police Constables in Liverpool, Manchester, and Birmingham, 1900-1939 in the Journal of British Studies 50, no. 4 (2011): 1016–1017.

Review of David Taylor, Hooligans, Harlots, and Hangmen: Crime and Punishment in Victorian Britain in the Journal of Social History 45, no. 1 (2011): 310–312.

Review of Lisa Rosner, The Anatomy Murders in the Journal of British Studies 49 (2010): 919–921.

Review of Shani D’Cruze and Louise Jackson, Women, Crime and Justice in England since 1660 in the Economic History Review 63, no. 3 (2010): 814–815.

Review of Pieter Spierenburg, A History of Murder: Personal Violence in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present in the Journal of Social History 44, no. 1 (2010): 288–290.

Review essay on Anne-Marie Kilday, Women and Violent Crime in Enlightenment Scotland and Gregory Durston, Victims and Viragos: Metropolitan Women, Crime and the Eighteenth-Century Justice System in the Journal of Social History 43, no. 4 (2010): 1086–1090.

Review of Richard Mc Mahon, ed., Crime, Law and Popular Culture in Europe, 1500-1900 in the Economic History Review 62, no. 2 (2009): 496–497.

Review of Gregory Hanlon, Human Nature in Rural Tuscany: An Early Modern History in Cultural and Social History 6, no. 1 (2009): 122–124.

Review of Dan Vyleta, Crime, Jews and News, Vienna 1895-1914 in Cultural and Social History 5, no. 2 (2008): 253–255.

“Recent work on Elias and Violence: History, Evolutionary Psychology and Literature”, Figurations 28 (December 2007): 6–8.

Review of Stephen Kern, A Cultural History of Causality: Science, Murder Novels and Systems of Thought in Cultural and Social History 4, no. 4 (2007): 588–589.

Review of Clive Emsley, Hard Men: Violence in England since 1750 in the Journal of Social History 40, no. 3 (2007): 766–768.

Review of Jennine Hurl-Eamon, Gender and Petty Violence in London, 1680-1720 in the Journal of Social History 40, no. 2 (2006): 508–510.

Review of Martin Wiener, Men of Blood: Violence, Manliness and Criminal Justice in Victorian England in the Journal of Social History 39, no. 1 (2005): 266–268.

Review of Jeannie Duckworth, Fagin’s Children in Albion 36, no. 2 (2004): 309–311.

Review essay on Haia Shpayer-Makov, The Making of a Policeman: A Social History of a Labour Force in Metropolitan London, 1829-1914 and David Taylor, Policing the Victorian Town: The Development of the Police in Middlesbrough, c. 1840-1914 in the Journal of Victorian Culture 9, no. 1 (2004): 128–133.

Review of Louis A. Knafla, ed., Policing and War in Europe, in Albion 35, no. 3 (2003): 511–513.

Review of Thomas W. Gallant, Experiencing Dominion: Culture, Identity and Power in the British Mediterranean in the Journal of Social History 37, no. 1 (2003): 242–244.

Review of Shani D’Cruze, ed., Everyday Violence in Britain 1850-1950: Gender and Class in the Journal of Social History 36, no. 3 (2003): 813–815.

Review of Julius R. Ruff, Violence in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800 in the Journal of Social History 36, no. 2 (2002): 479–481.