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Sarah Richardson

Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Warwick

Academic Profile
BA (Hons): University of Manchester
MA (Historical Computation): University of Hull
PhD: University of Leeds
Research assistant, University of Leeds, 1986-88
Lecturer, University of Warwick, 1988-2005
Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, University of Warwick, 2005-
Winner of a Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence, 2006
National Teaching Fellow, 2010
Subject Director for History, Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology, 2008-
Other Scholarly Activities
External examiner, University of Greenwich, University of Glasgow
Founder member of Association for History and Computing, Treasurer of UK branch
Editor, Chadwyck-Healy History OnLine
Co-editor, History and Computing (1988-98)
Visiting Scholar, Institute for Research of Women and Gender, Stanford University, USA (1998)
Editor, H-Albion
Steering-group Electronic Seminars in History, Institute of Historical Research
Steering group TLTP Phase III, CHIC project
Member Academic Advisory Board, The National Archives
Member, Steering Committee, History Lab Plus
Undergraduate Modules Taught
Gender, History and Politics, 1760-1939 (HI253)
British Parliamentary and Electoral Politics, 1688-1832 (HI254)
Georgian Britain (HI145)
The Victorian City (HI371)
Crime and Punishment in the Long Nineteenth Century (HI398)
Postgraduate Modules Taught
Politics and Opinion in Hanoverian Britain
MA in Local and Regional History
Selected Publications
with Sonja Cameron, Using Computers in History (Palgrave, 2005)
'Politics and Gender in the nineteenth century' in Chris Williams (ed.), Blackwell's Companion to Nineteenth Century British History (Blackwell, 2004 and 2006)
'Women, Philanthropy and Imperialism in Nineteenth-century Britain' in Helen Gilbert and Chris Tiffin (eds), Burden or Benefit: The Legacies of Benevolence (Indiana University Press, 2008)
'"You know your father’s heart”. The Cobden sisterhood and the legacy of Richard Cobden' in Anthony Howe and Simon Morgan (eds), Re-thinking Nineteenth-century Liberalism (Ashgate, 2006)
with Kathryn Gleadle, '"The philanthropic economy": Radicalism, women and charity in early nineteenth-century Britain' (forthcoming)
with Anna Clark (eds), The History of the Suffrage, 1760-1867 6 vols, (Pickering Chatto, 2000).
with Kathryn Gleadle (eds), Women and British Politics, 1760-1860: The Power of the Petticoat (Macmillan, 2000) including my article, '"Well-neighboured houses": the political networks of elite women'.
with Richard Hall, The Anglican clergy and Yorkshire politics in the eighteenth century (York, Borthwick papers, 1998)
Middle-Class Women and Political Culture in Nineteenth-century Britain (forthcoming)
'The Age of Reform', 'Education and Literacy' and 'Twentieth-century elections' in Simon Hall and John Haywood (eds), The Pengiun Atlas of British and Irish History (Penguin, 2001)
with Astrid Wissenburg, 'Developing and disseminating hypermedia course-ware: great expectations' in L Borodkin (ed.) Data Modelling. Modelling History (Moscow, 1997)
'The role of women in electoral politics in Yorkshire during the eighteen-thirties', Northern History, 1996
Nominal record linkage and letter-cluster sampling', History and Computing, 1996
Current Research Projects
Women and political culture in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century
Women and political authority in the late nineteenth century focusing on the papers of the Cobden sisters
Electoral politics and the law
HumBox - Open Educational Resources for the Humanities
It's Good to Talk - Improving student feedback experiences
Academic Literacy - part of the Kings-Warwick project on the development of the academic curriculum
Research Students Supervised (PhD, MA)

Seth Thévoz, 'Clubs and Electoral Politics, 1832-67' (collaborative doctoral award with the History of Parliament)
Young Hwi Yoon, 'The Abolition of Slavery Movement in the Late Eighteenth Century' (co-supervision)
Tara Morton, 'The Suffrage Atelier'
Debbie Wood, 'Women, Radicalism and Politics in early Nineteenth-century Staffordshire'
Dr Peter Bysouth, 'Small Towns in Nineteenth-century England' (co-supervision)
Dr Sarah Hudson, 'Attitudes to Investment Risk amongst West Midland Canal and Railway Company Investors 1700-1850'
Dr Jane Adams, 'Health and Health Care in Herefordshire 1780-1850' (co-supervision)
Dr Kevin Quigley, 'The Development of U.S. China policy 1959-72'
Dr Brian Howman, 'Anti-Slavery Movements in the North-west of England' (co-supervision)

Mark Bennett, The US Civil War and the West Riding of Yorkshire
Rowan Burrows, 'Chartism and the Press'
Judith Flint, 'Provision for the Poor in Nineteenth-Century Melton Mowbray'
David Insull, 'Electoral Politics in Eighteenth-Century Northampton' (co-supervision)
Sarah Boote Powell, 'Electoral Politics in Coventry in the Age of Reform'


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Warwick