Dr David Martin

B.Sc. (Econ.), Ph.D. (Hull), FRHistS

Department of History

Honorary Lecturer in Modern History


David Martin specialises in aspects of British history in the period after 1800. He has written articles on land and politics in the nineteenth century and on the Labour Party in the early twentieth century.

An active member of the Society for the Study of Labour History, for several years he was editor of its journal, the Labour History Review. He is a contributor to the first ten volumes of the Dictionary of Labour Biography.

Among other works of reference to which he has contributed is the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004). Currently, he is working on a study of Sidney and Beatrice Webb.

Research interests

David Martin's research interests are in the British labour movement in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the history of economic thought, and the nineteenth-century land reform movement.

His current research is a study of Sidney and Beatrice Webb.

Professional activities and memberships
  • Member of Historical Association
  • Member of the Society for the Study of Labour History
  • Fellow of The Royal Historical Society

Public engagement

Occasional talks to branches of the Historical Association and contributions to blogs and periodicals.