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Durham University

The Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies

Joan Allen

Dr Joan Allen is the CNCS Director of Research and a Visiting Fellow at Newcastle University. Her research interests lie in nineteenth-century British radicalism, Irish nationalism and the history of the popular press. She has published widely on these themes and is the author of Joseph Cowen and Tyneside Radicalism, 1829-1900. She has co-edited several works, including two special issues of Labour History Review (2009 and 2013); Histories of Labour: National and International Perspectives (2010); Faith of our Fathers: Popular Culture and Belief in Post-Reformation England, Ireland and Wales (2009), and Papers for the People: A Study of the Chartist Press (2005). Her most recent work is a study of ‘The Nineteenth Century Denominational Press’ which will appear in the forthcoming major work, the Edinburgh History of the British and Irish Press (VOL II:1800-1900). Dr Allen is the co-convenor of the annual Chartism Conference and sits on the Executive board of the Society for the Study of Labour History ( http://sslh.org.uk/ ). She is also an EC member of the Newspaper and Periodical Forum of Ireland ( http://newsppersperiodicals.org/ )