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Dr James Michael Yeoman

M.A (Sheffield), Ph.D. (Sheffield)

Teaching Associate in Modern European History

20th Century Spain; Modern Europe; history of anarchism

j.yeoman@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 (0)114 22 22556 | Jessop West 3.34

Semester Two 2018/19 Office Hours: Wednesdays 09:00-11:00

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Biography

James gained his Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield, where he also studied at BA and MA level. His doctoral research focused on anarchism in Spain, with a particular focus on the movement’s grassroots printing culture over the turn of the twentieth century. This work was supported by a University of Sheffield scholarship and research grants from the Royal Historical Society.

James has taught at the Department of History since 2011. In 2014 he assisted in the organisation of an international conference on the Spanish Civil War at the University of Sheffield, details and videos of which are available here.

Research

Research

James’s research focuses on modern Spain, from the Restoration to the Second Republic and Civil War. His continuing interest lies primarily with the history of anarchism and anarchist movements, above all the interactions between ideology, political economy and culture, and between the local, regional, national arenas. These interests led to his doctoral research on grassroots printing culture within the Spanish movement, which will form the basis of James’s first monograph.

His most recent publications have sought to expand this focus internationally, with an emphasis on transnational connections and exchanges between radical movements across Europe and Latin America. Future research plans include an investigation into anarchist memoir as a means of furthering his investigations into print and radical politics.

Publications

Monographs

Print Culture and The Formation of the Anarchist Movement in Spain, 1890-1915 (Routledge, forthcoming)

Print Culture and The Formation of the Anarchist Movement in Spain, 1890-1915 (Routledge, forthcoming)

Journal Articles

‘New approaches to Spanish anarchism,’ in International Journal of Iberian Studies, 29:3 (2016), pp. 199-204 (with Dr Danny Evans, University of Leeds)

‘New approaches to Spanish anarchism,’ in International Journal of Iberian Studies, 29:3 (2016), pp. 199-204 (with Dr Danny Evans, University of Leeds)

This article introduces the themes of this special edition, presenting the case that the history of Spanish anarchism needs to be situated within a broader, international history of the left. This view helps to disrupt the image of anarchism as ‘exceptional’, without losing sight of its specific manifestation in Spain. It proceeds to outline the five articles that make up the remainder of the edition.

‘Salud y Anarquía desde Dowlais: The translocal experience of Spanish anarchists in South Wales, 1900-1915’, in International Journal of Iberian Studies, 29:3 (2016), pp. 273-289

‘Salud y Anarquía desde Dowlais: The translocal experience of Spanish anarchists in South Wales, 1900-1915’, in International Journal of Iberian Studies, 29:3 (2016), pp. 273-289

In the early twentieth century a group of Spanish anarchists settled in the town of Dowlais, South Wales, as part of a wider migration to the area prompted by the town’s ironworks. Over the following fifteen years this community kept in constant contact with their comrades in Spain through the networks sustained by the anarchist press. Examination of these records reveals the dislocation experienced by these migrants, and their efforts to retain their identity and standing within the movement they had left behind. This study highlights the benefits of a translocal approach towards anarchist internationalism, which focuses on the experience of ordinary members of the movement and their struggles to overcome the challenges presented by international movement.

Book Chapters

‘The Spanish Civil War,’ in C. Levy and M. Adams (eds.), The Palgrave MacMillan Handbook of Anarchism (Palgrave MacMillan, forthcoming)

‘The Spanish Civil War,’ in C. Levy and M. Adams (eds.), The Palgrave MacMillan Handbook of Anarchism (Palgrave MacMillan, forthcoming)

‘The Panama Papers: Transatlantic anarchist press networks at the turn of the twentieth century,’ (forthcoming)

‘The Panama Papers: Transatlantic anarchist press networks at the turn of the twentieth century,’ (forthcoming)

‘The Spanish anarchist movement at the outbreak of the First World War: A crisis of ideological neutrality,’ in J.-L. Ruiz Sánchez, I. Cordero Olivero and C. García Saenz (eds), Shaping Neutrality Throughout the First World War, (Seville, University of Seville, 2015), pp. 83-101

‘The Spanish anarchist movement at the outbreak of the First World War: A crisis of ideological neutrality,’ in J.-L. Ruiz Sánchez, I. Cordero Olivero and C. García Saenz (eds), Shaping Neutrality Throughout the First World War, (Seville, University of Seville, 2015), pp. 83-101

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