Prof. Malcolm Chase

Memberships (professional bodies)



Society for the Study of Labour History Social History Society.

Career summary

Reader in Labour History at the University of Leeds since 2002.

Areas of interest / research

Portraiture and 19th century radical politics, especially the Chartist movement.

I also have an ancillary interest in British radical token coinage of the French Revolution period.

Details of books/publications relating to your work on British portraiture

‘Building identity, building circulation: engraved portraiture and the “Northern Star”, in Joan Allen and Owen Ashton (eds), Papers for the People: A Study of the Chartist Press (2005), pp. 25-53.

‘”The Original to the Life”: portraiture and the “Northern Star”, in Laurel Brake and Marysa Demoor (eds), The Lure of Illustration in the Nineteenth Century (2009), pp. 76-93.