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Prof  Stuart Jones - Personal details


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Role: Professor of Intellectual History


Tel: 0161 275-3121

Location: Samuel Alexander Building-S1.5a
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL



Stuart JonesI'm an historian specializing in the history of political thought, the history of universities, and the history of the humanities and social sciences. I was educated at St Catherine's College, Oxford (1st Class in Modern History, 1983) and at Nuffield College, Oxford (D.Phil 1988). I was a Research Fellow of Nuffield College (1986-88) and Lecturer at New College, Oxford (1988-90), before appointment at Manchester in 1990, and I have remained here ever since. I was Head of History 2000-3, and Director of Postgraduate Education for the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures from 2006-8 and 2011-12. I was promoted to a personal professorship in 2008.

I currently serve as Director of the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership, which manages AHRC doctoral funding and training across seven universities and HEIs across the region.

I also chair the University's Research Group on University History, which promotes research in the history of universities. We held our inaugural symposium, The University reimagined: past and present, in September 2015, and have launched a blog promoting university history,

I have held a number of research grants (AHRC, British Academy, Leverhulme) and visiting appointments, including a Visiting Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford.

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