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Dr. Matthew McCormack

  • Job title: Associate Professor (History)
  • Department: History

General information

Matthew developed an interest in British history as an undergraduate at York and as postgraduate and ESRC postdoctoral fellow at Manchester. His PhD on the idea of ‘independence’ in Georgian England started out as a study in political culture, but increasingly became focused on issues of gender as he tried to understand the role of masculinity in debates about citizenship.

Matthew arrived in Northampton in 2004 and is now Associate Professor and course leader for MA History. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching

Matthew teaches on a range of modules relating to his research on British history:

  • Introduction to Women’s History
  • Power and Protest in British Society
  • Citizenship and Gender in Britain, 1760-1918

Matthew is also course leader for MA History and supervises PhD projects.

Research

Matthew built on his doctoral work by focusing upon the wider relationships between politics, war and masculinity in modern Britain. His first book, The Independent Man, explored the ways in which political and personal freedom were conceived of in terms of ‘manly independence’, particularly in relation to the vote.

More recently, Matthew has worked on the social and cultural history of the military in the long eighteenth century. He explores the themes of gender and citizen soldiering in his latest book, Embodying the Militia in Georgian England.

He sits on the executive committee of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and edits the Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Publications

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2017

  1. McCormack, M. (2017) Boots, material culture and Georgian masculinities. Social History. 42(4) 0307-1022. (Accepted)
  2. McCormack, M. (2017) Boots, material culture and Georgian masculinities. Paper presented to: Objects and Possessions: Changing Goods in a Material World, 1200-1800, University of Southampton, 03-06 April 2017.
  3. McCormack, M. (2017) Militias, past and present. Invited Presentation presented to: Spoonful of Knowledge lecture series, Dickens Inn, 4 Southfield Road, Middlesbrough, 28 March 2017.
  4. McCormack, M. (2017) Review of Robin Eagles (ed.), The Diaries of John Wilkes, 1770-1797 (London: Boydell, 2014). Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. 40(2), pp. 315-316. 1754-0208.
  5. McCormack, M. (2017) The militia lists and family history. East Midlands History and Heritage. Jan 2017(4), pp. 26-28.

2016

  1. McCormack, M., Davies, H. and Atkins, G. (2016) Roundtable: the Waterloo bicentenary in retrospect. Panel Presentation presented to: British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS) 45th Annual Conference, St Hugh's College, Oxford, 06-08 January 2016. (Unpublished)
  2. McCormack, M. (2016) Tall histories: height and Georgian masculinities. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. 26, pp. 79-101. 0080-4401.
  3. McCormack, M. (2016) Towards embodiment: the historiography of the Georgian militia. Paper presented to: Society for Military History Annual Conference: Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries, Ottawa, Canada, 14-17 April 2016. (Unpublished)

2015

  1. McCormack, M. (2015) Editor. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Wiley Blackwell. 1754-0208.
  2. McCormack, M. and Hanley-Smith, N. (2015) Blended learning and postgraduate skills: rethinking MA History. Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education. 7(1), pp. 3-14. 2041-3122.
  3. McCormack, M. (2015) Citizen soldiers? The identity of the English militiaman, 1757-1815. Paper presented to: British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 44th Annual Conference, St Hugh's College, University of Oxford, 06-08 January 2015. (Unpublished)
  4. McCormack, M. (2015) Embodying the Militia in Georgian England. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 9780198703648.
  5. McCormack, M. (2015) Radicalism. In: Brack, D. (ed.) Liberalism: The Ideas that Built the Liberal Democrats. London: Liberal Democrat History Group. pp. 21-24.
  6. McCormack, M. (2015) Review of Waterloo Bicentenary Exhibitions. Criticks.
  7. McCormack, M. (2015) Tall histories: height and Georgian masculinities. Invited Presentation presented to: Masculinity and the Body in Britain, 1500-1900, The University of Northampton, 18 June 2015. (Unpublished)
  8. McCormack, M. (2015) The citizen soldier's tale: memoirs by militia privates of the Napoleonic Wars. Paper presented to: Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century, University of Hull, 20-21 May 2015. (Unpublished)
  9. Linch, K. and McCormack, M. (2015) Wellington's men: the British soldier of the Napoleonic Wars. History Compass. 13(6), pp. 288-296. 1478-0542.

2014

  1. Linch, K. and McCormack, M., (eds.) (2014) Britain's Soldiers: Rethinking War and Society, 1715-1815. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. 9781846319556.
  2. McCormack, M. (2014) Citizen soldiers? Masculinity and politics in the Georgian Militia. Paper presented to: Leadership, Power and Masculinity: From Antiquity to the Contemporary World, University of London Institute in Paris, 06-07 September 2014. (Unpublished)
  3. McCormack, M. (2014) Glamping at Coxheath: domesticity, sociability and the Georgian militia officer. Paper presented to: British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 43rd Annual Conference, St Hugh's College, University of Oxford, 08-10 January 2014. (Unpublished)
  4. O'Gorman, F., Gregory, J., Wagner, C., McCormack, M. and Grenby, M. (2014) Political history and the shape of eighteenth-century studies. Panel Presentation presented to: British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 43rd Annual Conference, St Hugh's College, University of Oxford, 08-10 January 2014. (Unpublished)
  5. McCormack, M. (2014) Review of 'Boxwood and Brass at the BSECS annual conference'. Criticks.
  6. McCormack, M. (2014) Review of Gavin Daly, The British Soldier in the Peninsular War: Encounters with Spain and Portugal 1808-1814 (Palgrave, 2013). Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. 37(4), pp. 560-561. 1754-0208.
  7. McCormack, M. (2014) Review of Karen Harvey, The Little Republic: Masculinity and Domestic Authority in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Oxford UP, 2012). Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. 37(4), pp. 604-605. 1754-0208.
  8. McCormack, M. (2014) Review of Nicola Phillips, The Profligate Son: Or, A True Story of Family Conflict, Fasionable Vice and Financial Ruin in Regency Britain (Basic Books, 2013). Biography. 36(4), pp. 859-862. 0162-4962.
  9. McCormack, M. (2014) Soldiers, sources and serendipity (blog post). Oxford University Press Blog. 08/12/2014
  10. McCormack, M. (2014) Stamford standoff: honour, status and rivalry in the Georgian military. In: Linch, K. and McCormack, M. (eds.) Britain's Soldiers: Rethinking War and Society, 1715-1815. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. pp. 77-92.

2013

  1. Linch, K. and McCormack, M. (2013) Defining soldiers: Britain’s military, c.1740–1815. War in History. 20(2), pp. 144-159. 0968-3445 (print), 1477-0385 (online).
  2. McCormack, M. (2013) Numbering the fighting men: population, bodies and the Militia lists of the eighteenth century. Invited Presentation presented to: Life-Cycles Seminar Series, Institute for Historical Research, University of London, 19 November 2013. (Unpublished)
  3. McCormack, M. (2013) Review of Helen Berry, The Castrato and His Wife (Oxford University Press, 2011). Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. 36(2), pp. 311-312. 1754-0208.
  4. McCormack, M. (2013) Review of Ian Haywood and John Seed (eds), The Gordon Riots: Politics, Culture and Insurrection in late Georgian Britain (Oxford UP, 2012). The London Journal. 38(2) 0305-8034.
  5. McCormack, M. (2013) Review of Neil Ramsey, The Military Memoir and Romantic Literary Culture, 1780-1835 (Ashgate, 2011). Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. 36(3), pp. 455-456. 1754-0208.
  6. McCormack, M. (2013) The material culture of Militia uniforms. Paper presented to: British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS) 42nd Annual Conference, St Hugh's College, University of Oxford, 03-05 January 2013. (Unpublished)
  7. McCormack, M. (2013) The material culture of the militia camp. Paper presented to: War, Culture and Society in Britain, c.1688-1830, University of Leeds, 04-05 July 2013. (Unpublished)

2012

  1. McCormack, M. (2012) Online Event Reviews Editor. British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS).
  2. McCormack, M. (2012) Member of Editorial Board. Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education. Northampton: The University of Northampton. 2041-3122.
  3. McCormack, M. (2012) 'A Species of Civil Soldier': masculinity, policing and the military in 1780s England. In: Barrie, D. and Broomhall, S. (eds.) A History of Police and Masculinities, 1700-2010. Abingdon: Routledge. pp. 55-71.
  4. McCormack, M. (2012) 'Turning out for twenty-days amusement': the Militia in Georgian satirical prints. In: Charters, E., Rosenhaft, E. and Smith, H. (eds.) Civilians and War in Europe, 1618-1815. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. pp. 157-181.
  5. McCormack, M. (2012) Army versus Militia in Georgian England: honour, status and rivalry. Paper presented to: British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS) Annual Conference, St Hugh's College, Oxford, 04-06 January 2012. (Unpublished)
  6. McCormack, M. (2012) Liberty and discipline: militia training literature in mid-Georgian England. In: Kennedy, C. and McCormack, M. (eds.) Soldiering in Britain and Ireland 1750-1850: Men of Arms. Houndmills: Palgrave. pp. 159-178.
  7. McCormack, M. (2012) Rethinking 'loyalty' in eighteenth-century Britain. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. 35(3), pp. 407-421. 1754-0208.
  8. McCormack, M. (2012) Review of George Farquhar, The Recruiting Officer (The Donmar Warehouse, London, 21 February 2012). British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (BSECS) Online Reviews.
  9. McCormack, M. (2012) Review of Karen Hagemann, Gisela Mettele and Jane Rendall (eds), Gender, War and Politics: Transatlantic Perspectives, 1775-1830 (Palgrave, 2010). Women's History Review. 21(4), pp. 687-689. 0961-2025.
  10. McCormack, M. (2012) Review of: Joanna Innes, Inferior Politics: Social Problems and Social Policies in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Oxford University Press, 2009). Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. 35(1), p. 136. 1754-0194.
  11. Kennedy, C. and McCormack, M., (eds.) (2012) Soldiering in Britain and Ireland 1750-1850: Men of Arms. Houndmills: Palgrave. 9781137270870.
  12. McCormack, M. (2012) Supporting the civil power: citizen soldiers and the Gordon Riots. The London Journal. 37(1), pp. 27-41. 0305-8034.
  13. McCormack, M. (2012) Teaching the Victorian city (blog post). Journal of Victorian Culture Online.
  14. McCormack, M. (2012) The material life of the militiaman, 1776-1815. Paper presented to: Contested Views: Visual Culture and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, Tate Britain, London, 19-20 July 2012. (Unpublished)
  15. McCormack, M. (2012) The material life of the militiaman: uniforms, 1756-1815. Invited Presentation presented to: British History in the Long 18th Century Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, 27 June 2012. (Unpublished)

2011

  1. McCormack, M. (2011) Dance and drill: polite accomplishments and military masculinities in Georgian Britain. Cultural and Social History. 8(3), pp. 315-330. 1478-0038.
  2. McCormack, M. (2011) Review of Christopher E. Forth 'Masculinity in the Modern West: Gender, Civilization and the Body' (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2008). European History Quarterly. 41(2), pp. 309-310. 0265-6914.
  3. McCormack, M. (2011) Review of Michael McCahill 'The House of Lords in the Age of George III, 1760-1811' (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). The Scottish Historical Review. 90(1), pp. 157-158. 0036-9241.
  4. McCormack, M. (2011) Stamford standoff: honour, status and rivalry in the Georgian military. Paper presented to: Soldiers and Soldiering in Britain 1750-1815, University of Leeds, 07-08 July 2011. (Unpublished)

2010

  1. McCormack, M. (2010) Beyond public men: reflections on British studies. Invited Presentation presented to: Masculinity and Political Leadership in Europe, Institute of Historical Research and Birkbeck College, University of London, London, 15-16 December 2010. (Unpublished)
  2. McCormack, M. (2010) Dance and drill: polite accomplishments and military masculinities in Georgian Britain. Paper presented to: British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, St Hugh's College, University of Oxford, 05-07 January 2010. (Unpublished)
  3. Butcher, J., Maunder, R. and McCormack, M. (2010) Going URB@N: researching the student experience through undergraduate research bursaries at Northampton. Workshop presented to: University of Northampton Learning and Teaching Conference: Learning Dialogues, University of Northampton, England, 13 May 2010. (Unpublished)
  4. McCormack, M. (2010) Review of 'Rakes, Highwaymen and Pirates: the Making of the Modern Gentleman in the Eighteenth Century' by Erin Mackie. Gender and History. 22(1), pp. 221-222. 0953-5233.
  5. McCormack, M. (2010) Supporting the civil power: policing, soldiering and citizenship in 1780's England. Invited Presentation presented to: War and British Culture, National Army Museum, London, 06 July 2010. (Unpublished)

2009

  1. McCormack, M. (2009) Regional Editor. Culture, Society & Masculinites. Harriman, Tenn.: Men's Studies Press. 1941-5583.
  2. McCormack, M. (2009) Reviews Editor. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Oxford: Blackwell. 1754-0194.
  3. McCormack, M. (2009) 'Turning out for twenty-days amusement': the militia in Georgian satirical prints. Paper presented to: Civilians and War in Europe, c.1640-1815, University of Liverpool, 18-20 June 2009. (Unpublished)

2008

  1. McCormack, M. (2008) Embodied militia: masculinity and military discipline in mid-Georgian England. Workshop presented to: The Armed Forces and British Society, 1650-1790, St Hilda's College, University of Oxford, England, 7 July 2008. (Unpublished)
  2. McCormack, M. (2008) Rethinking "loyalty" in eighteenth-century England. Paper presented to: British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, St Hugh's College, University of Oxford, 3 - 5 January 2008. (Unpublished)
  3. McCormack, M. (2008) The representation and practice of soldiering in the new militia. Panel Presentation presented to: Men at Arms: New Histories of Soldiering in Britain and Ireland, c.1750-1850, University of Northampton, 4-5 September 2008. (Unpublished)

2007

  1. McCormack, M. (2007) Married men and the fathers of families: fatherhood and franchise reform in Britain. In: Broughton, T. L. and Rogers, H. (eds.) Gender and Fatherhood in the Nineteenth Century. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 43-54.
  2. McCormack, M. (2007) Masculinity and politics in eighteenth-century Britain: some historiographical reflections. Paper presented to: British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, St Hugh's College, University of Oxford, 4-6 January 2007. (Unpublished)
  3. McCormack, M. (2007) Men, "the public" and political history. In: McCormack, M. (ed.) Public Men: Masculinity and Politics in Modern Britain. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 13-32.
  4. McCormack, M., (ed.) (2007) Public Men: Masculinity and Politics in Modern Britain. Houndmills: Palgrave. 0230007635.
  5. McCormack, M. (2007) Radicalism. In: Brack, D. and Randall, E. (eds.) Dictionary of Liberal Thought. London: Politico's. pp. 331-333.
  6. McCormack, M. (2007) Rethinking loyalty in eighteenth-century Britain. Paper presented to: David Nichol Smith Seminar, University of Otago, Dunedin, 10-14 April 2007. (Unpublished)
  7. McCormack, M. (2007) The new militia: war, politics and gender in 1750s Britain. Gender and History. 19(3), pp. 483-500. 0953-5233.
  8. McCormack, M. (2007) Towards a cultural history of loyalty in eighteenth-century Britain. Panel Presentation presented to: Loyalties and Allegiances in Early-Modern England, University of Liverpool, 8-9 February 2007. (Unpublished)

2006

  1. McCormack, M. (2006) Citizenship, nationhood and masculinity in the affair of the Hanoverian soldier, 1756. The Historical Journal. 49(4), 971-993. 1469-5103.

2005

  1. McCormack, M. (2005) Metropolitan 'radicalism' and electoral independence, 1760-1820. In: Cragoe, M. and Taylor, A. (eds.) London Politics, 1760-1914. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 18-37.
  2. McCormack, M. (2005) The Independent Man: Citizenship and Gender Politics in Georgian England. Manchester: Manchester University Press. 0719070546.
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