This page gives you a sense of where to go to find my published academic work, with links to the appropriate journals and pages as they exist. One day I’ll get around to building a database that you can download papers from, but for now do get in touch if you’d like a copy of something that you can’t access.
Fields of Play: The Sporting Heritage of Wales (Aberystwyth: RCAHMW, 2012)
Labour Country: A History of South Wales, 1830-Present (Cardigan: Parthian, 2018)
Gwyn Thomas: Politics and Letters (c.2020)
Democracy in the Nursery
[A book with Dr Rebecca Gill of the University of Huddersfield looking at Emergency Open-Air Nurseries operated by the Save the Children Fund.]
‘Playing Up to Precarity: Or, the Lost Generation’, International Journal of the History of Sport (Forthcoming).
(With Colin D. Howell), ‘Playing on the Border: Sport, Borderlands and the North Atlantic, 1850-1950‘, Sport in Society (2016).
(With Evan Smith) ‘Before Pride: The Struggle for the Recognition of Gay Rights in the British Communist Movement, 1973-1985‘, Twentieth Century British History, 27: 4 (2016)
‘The World Cannot Hear You: Gwyn Thomas, Communism, and the Cold War‘, Welsh History Review 28: 2 (2016).
‘Hidden From View? Male Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century Wales’, Llafur 11: 4 (2015).
‘For our common cause: Sexuality and Left Politics in South Wales, 1967-1985’, Contemporary British History (2015)
(with Rebecca Gill, Huddersfield), ‘Moral Minefields: The Save the Children Fund and the Moral Economy of Nursery Schools in the South Wales Coalfield‘, Journal of Global Ethics, 11: 2 (2015).
‘Skating on the Border: Ice Hockey, Class and Commercialism in Interwar Britain’, Histoire Sociale/Social History 48, no. 96 (2015)
‘Partisan Players: Sport, Society and the Labour Movement in Wales, 1900-1939’, Labor History, 55: 5 (2014).
‘A Workers’ Village: John E. Morgan, the Labour Movement and the Politics of the Past in Ynysybwl, 1880-1920′, North American Journal of Welsh Studies 9 (2014).
‘The Forgotten Hurlers of South Wales: Sport, Society and the Irish, 1910-1925’, Llafur, 11: 1 (2012).
‘The Secret Life of Us: 1984, the Miners’ Strike, and the Place of Biography in Writing History ‘From Below’, European Review of History, 19: 5 (2012)
‘A Diversion From the New Leisure: Greyhound Racing, Working-Class Culture, and the Politics of Unemployment in Inter-War South Wales’, Sport In History, 32: 1 ( 2012).
‘Miners on the Margins: Characterising South Wales and Cape Breton as an Industrial Frontier, 1880-1939’, Llafur, 10: 2 (2009).
‘Tonypandy 1910: Foundations of Welsh Social Democracy’ in Quentin Outram and Keith Laybourn (eds), Secular Martyrdom in Britain and Ireland: From Peterloo to the Present (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).
‘A Miner Cause? The Persistence of Left-Nationalism in Post-War Wales’, in Evan Smith and Matthew Worley (eds), Waiting for the Revolution: The British Far Left from 1956 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017).
‘From Shamrock to Pit Prop: Revolution, Social Democracy and the Irish in Wales, 1900-1939’, in Gabriel Doherty (ed), 1913 and Beyond: The Cause of Labour (Cork: Mercier Press, forthcoming)
‘Lions in Winter: the Summit Series, Professionalism, and the Renewal of Hockey in 1970s Britain’, chapter to be published in Brian Kennedy (ed.), Coming Down the Mountain: Rethinking the 1972 Summit Series (Hamilton: Wolsak and Wynn, 2014).
‘Workers’ Fields: Sport, Politics, and Landscape in Inter-War South Wales’, in John Hughson, Fiona Skillen, and Clive Palmer (eds.), The Role of Sports in the Formation of Personal Identities: Studies in Community Loyalties (New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2012).
(with Colin D. Howell), ‘Borderlands’, in S. W. Pope and John Nauright (eds.), Routledge Companion to Sports History (Abingdon: Routledge, 2010).
Work to be Submitted in 2017/2018
Proletarian Internationalism Revisited: The South Wales Miners and the Global Politics of the Left, 1898-1989.
(With Colin D. Howell) ‘Sport, Borderlands, and the Margins of the Transnational’.
‘Global Visions: Keir Hardie, Internationalism, and the Labour Movement, 1890-1915’, a chapter to be written for a likely edited collection on Keir Hardie together with Deian Hopkin, Martin Wright, and Deborah Mutch (editor: Martin Wright, Cardiff).
A reduced paperback edition of Nina Fishman’s biography of Arthur Horner completed in conjunction with Nina’s estate and Hywel Francis, to be published by Lawrence & Wishart.
Kingdom of Amnesia: Essays on Nostalgia-Populism and the Failure of European Social Democracy (working title).
‘Gymnastics as Medicine: Physical Therapy, Swedish Emigration and British Society, 1890-1939’.
Finding AIDS: History and Queer Narrative in the Writing of John Sam Jones and Jonas Gardell.