Dr James Michael Yeoman
M.A (Sheffield), Ph.D. (Sheffield)
Teaching Associate in Modern European History
20th Century Spain; Modern Europe; history of anarchism
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Semester Two 2018/19 Office Hours: Wednesdays 09:00-11:00
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.
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.
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