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Professor Stuart Jones

Associate Dean for Postgraduate Research

Professor Stuart Jones
Professor Stuart Jones

Stuart Jones is Professor of Intellectual History in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, and Associate Dean Postgraduate Research. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford, where he also took his Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded DPhil. He held a research fellowship and a college lecturership in Oxford before joining the University of Manchester in 1990. He was promoted to a chair in 2008. Stuart has served as Head of History and as School Postgraduate Director, and was the first Director of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) between 2014 and 2017. As Associate Dean, he is Manchester’s institutional lead both for this DTP and the North West Social Science DTP.

Stuart’s research asks how bodies of ideas are shaped in specific historical contexts, and what produces intellectual change over time. He is especially interested in the history of political and social thought, and in the history of forms of knowledge, especially in the humanities and social sciences. He also has long-standing interests in the history of universities, and chairs the University’s Research Group on University History. He has published three sole-authored books and has edited two others, all on aspects of the intellectual history of 19th and 20th century France and Britain, and his work has been supported by funders such as the British Academy, the AHRC and the Leverhulme Trust. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and has served on the AHRC’s Peer Review College. He is an experienced research supervisor, and has supervised 15 PhD students to successful completion.