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Dr Andrew Davies BA PhD FRHistS

Reader in History History

    Biography

    Personal Statement

    I work on the social and cultural history of Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. My principal research interest is the history of crime. I am interested in the relationship between crime and the cleavages of gender, class, and ethnicity, and in the role of the media in generating fear of crime and forging stereotypes of criminals and crime 'hotspots'. I am also interested in the historical development of systems of policing and punishment and the ways in which the criminal justice system has both reflected and reinforced wider social inequalities. I pursue these interests in collaboration with third-year undergraduates in a 'special subject' on digital histories of crime and punishment in nineteenth-century England.

    Personal Distinctions

    • Gang culture: on screen and in print (with Penny Woolcock) (Invitation to Speak, LSE 2014)
    • Nineteenth-century gangs and 'A Clockwork Orange' (Invitation to Speak, Manchester Metropolitan University / International Anthony Burgess Foundation 2014)
    • Reluctant gangsters? Streets gangs, masculinity and the press in interwar Glasgow (Invitation to Speak, University of St Andrews 2014)
    • The Gangs of Manchester (Invitation to Speak, Manchester Art Gallery 2014)
    • Britain's mean cities (Keynote Speech, University of Lincoln 2014)
    • The Gangs of Manchester (Invitation to Speak, The Marble Arch 2013)
    • Reluctant gangsters? Street gangs and the press in interwar Glasgow (Invitation to Speak, European Social Science History Association Conference 2012)
    • The Gangs of Manchester (Invitation to Speak, Greater Manchester Police Museum 2012)
    • The police and the public: some thoughts in response to Joanne Klen's 'Invisible Men' (Invitation to Speak, European Social Science History Assocation 2012)
    • The Gangs of Victorian Manchester and Salford (Invitation to Speak, Manchester Geographical Society 2011)
    • Fighting men and family men: Glasgow 'gangsters' of the 1920s and 1930s (Invitation to Speak, Centre for Gender History, University of Glasgow 2011)
    • 'No mean city' revisited: the Glasgow gangs of the 1920s and 1930s (Invitation to Speak, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, University of Glasgow 2010)
    • The Glasgow gangs of the 1920s and 1930s (Invitation to Speak, Crime and Social Justice Research Group, Manchester Metropolitan University 2010)
    • The scuttlers (Invitation to Speak, Reddish Vale Technology College 2010)
    • The gangs of Victorian Manchester and Salford (Invitation to Speak, Working Class Movement Library, Salford 2010)
    • The gangs of Manchester (Invitation to Speak, Prestwich Festival 2010)
    • Researching The gangs of Manchester (Invitation to Speak, Edge Hill University 2010)
    • The gangs of Manchester (Invitation to Speak, St Joseph's Hostel, Salford 2010)
    • The gangs of Manchester (Invitation to Speak, Mancunian Reunion Project, in conjunction with Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre 2010)
    • The gangs of Victorian Manchester and Salford (Invitation to Speak, The Portico Library 2010)
    • The gangs of Manchester (Invitation to Speak, Salford City Council 2010)
    • The gangs of Manchester (Invitation to Speak, Salford Libraries 2010)
    • History, drama and dissemination: staging The gangs of Manchester (Invitation to Speak, University of Cambridge 2010)
    • The gangs of Manchester (Invitation to Speak, Trafford Council, in association with Pages Ago: a promotion of historical writing 2010)
    • The gangs of Manchester/Angels with Manky Faces (Invitation to Speak, North City Library, Manchester 2009)
    • The gangs of Manchester: the story of the scuttlers (Invitation to Speak, Manchester Histories Festival 2009)
    • Scuttling gangs and the origins of lads' clubs (Invitation to Speak, Salford Lads' Club 2009)
    • The gangs of Manchester: the story of the scuttlers (Invitation to Speak, Tameside Local Studies & Archives Centre 2009)
    • The gangs of Manchester/Angels with Manky Faces (Invitation to Speak, Waterstones, Manchester 2009)
    • The gangs of Manchester/Angels with Manky Faces (Invitation to Speak, New Moston Library, Manchester 2009)
    • The gangs of Manchester: the story of the scuttlers (Invitation to Speak, Tameside Local Studies & Archives Centre 2009)
    • The gangs of Manchester (Invitation to Speak, Manchester Central Library 2008)
    • The gangs of Manchester (Invitation to Speak, Manchester Central Library 2008)
    • The Scottish Chicago: the Glasgow gangs of the 1920s and 1930s (Invitation to Speak, University of Glasgow, Department of Economic and Social History/Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research 2008)
    • The Glasgow gangs of the 1920s and 1930s (Invitation to Speak, Glasgow Caledonian University 2008)
    • Sectarianism in interwar Glasgow (Invitation to Speak, Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies 2006)
    • 'No mean city' revisited: the Glasgow gangs of the 1920s and 1930s (Invitation to Speak, University of Sussex 2006)

    Administrative Roles

    • Research impact coordinator, History

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