Dr Tristram Hunt
Senior Lecturer in History
Phone: +44 20 7882 8351
Dr Tristram Hunt read history at Trinity College, Cambridge before a year’s postgraduate fellowship at the University of Chicago. He returned to Cambridge to undertake his PhD on Victorian civic pride. He was an Associate Fellow of the Centre for History and Economics, King’s College Cambridge and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research before joining Queen Mary. He is a regular broadcaster, a Trustee of the Heritage Lottery Fund and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Research interests:Dr Hunt works on Victorian civic pride and urban identity. He is currently writing a biography of Friedrich Engels for Penguin.
The Frock-Coated Communist: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels, (Penguin 2009)
'Introduction' to Penguin Classics edition of Robert Tressell's The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (2004)
‘How Does Television Enhance History?’ in David Cannadine (ed), History and the Media (Palgrave, 2004)
‘Reality, Identity and Empathy: The Changing Face of Social History Television’, Journal of Social History, 39, 3 (2006)
‘John Heaton’ and ‘Hector Gavin’ in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, (Updated Online Edition) 2005
‘Whose Truth? Official Truth and the Challenge of History’ Criminal Law Forum, 15: 193-198, 2004
Making the Modern City, 1789-1914 (Level 2)