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Dr Naomi Lloyd-Jones

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

PhD, MPhil, BA (Hons), AKC

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department of History


About me

I am a historian of nineteenth-century Britain, with an especial interest in political language, behaviour and culture in the age of ‘mass democracy’. 

My Leverhulme-funded project, Meeting the challenge of mass politics in Britain: the Liberal caucus, 1875-1914 explores whether British politics became less participatory as it became more democratic. I am also working on my first monograph, entitled The Liberal Party in Scotland 1800-1900: Political Culture and National Identity in an Age of Crisis, to be published by Edinburgh University Press. 

I am the Modern (post-1707) Editor at the Scottish Historical Review

I am organising a conference on Histories of Scottish Politics in the Age of Union, c.1700-1945 in July 2024. 

I completed my PhD at King's College London in 2019, where I also taught on modern British History. In 2020, I won a King's Doctoral Studies prize for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis. Prior to joining Durham, I was College Lecturer in History at Hertford College, University of Oxford, between 2017 and 2021, and Retained Lecturer in History at Exeter College, Oxford, between 2020 and 2021. I taught on modern British and European history, historical methods, and historiography. 

Research interests

  • Modern Britain
  • Four nations history
  • Political culture
  • National identity

Esteem Indicators

  • 2022: Parliamentary History Essay Prize: Proxime Accessit in the 2022 Parliamentary History Essay Prize
  • 2020: Outstanding Thesis Award: Winner of King's College London-Elsevier Doctoral Studies Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis
  • 2015: Royal Historical Society Essay Prize: Winner of the 2015 Royal Historical Society David Berry Prize for best essay on Scottish history 


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