Faculty
Chinese History
World History
Archaeology

Mark J Crowley

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Dr Mark J Crowley

 

Working Experience

2013--Associate Professor, Wuhan University

2012-13:Lecturer, Wuhan University  

2011-12:Postdoctoral Researcher, Wuhan University  

2010-11:Foreign Expert, Hubei University of Education

2005-10:       Associate Lecturer in Modern History, Cardiff University, UK

 

Education

2006-2009 – University of London (PhD)

2004-2005 – University of Oxford (Master)

2001-2004 – Cardiff University (Bachelor)

 

Publications

 

Books
Post Office Women at War, 1939-45: Gender, Conflict and Public Service Employment (Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming July 2018)

 

(co-ed. with Erika Rappaport and Sandra Dawson ),  Consuming Behaviours: Identity, Politics and Pleasure in Twentieth Century Britain (Bloomsbury, 2015)  

 

(co-ed. with Sandra Dawson) The Home Front: Britain and the Empire at War, 1939-45 (Boydell & Brewer, 2017)

 

Articles

‘Women Post Office Workers in Britain: The Long Struggle For Gender Equality and the positive impact of World War II’, Essays in Economic and Business History Vol XXX (2012), pp. 89-97.

 

‘Conservative or Radical? Neville Chamberlain, Employment Policies and the Unemployment Assistance Board in Britain, 1930-38’. Korean Journal of British Studies, Vol. 28 (2013), pp. 321-356.

 

‘Reducing, Re-defining and Retaining: The struggle to maintain a stable workforce and service in the British Post Office during the Second World War’, Essays in Economic and Business History XXXI (2013), pp.53-77.

 

‘The Post Office and the growing status of the Welsh Language, 1830-1945’ Korean Journal of British Studies Vol. 29 (2013), pp.241-278.

 

‘Preparing for a Future War: Pre-War Planning in the British Post Office, 1918-39’, History: Journal of the Historical Association, 100 (2015) pp.685-703. DOI: 10.1111/1468-229X.12128

 

‘Inequality and Value Reconsidered?  The Employment of Post Office Women, 1910-1922, Business History  Vol. 58, 7,  (2016) pp. 985-1007 DOI:10.1080/00076791.2016.1155556

 

‘Technological Change and the Future of Post Office Communications, 1918-45’ History and Technology, 32.4 (2016): pp.1-27 DOI: 10.1080/07341512.2016.1252509 

 

‘Compensation, retraining and respiratory diseases:  British coal miners, 1918-1939’, Labor History 58.2  (2016) DOI: 10.1080/0023656X.2017.1255541

 

‘Produce more coal = produce more silicosis?  Re-training, re-employment and respiratory illnesses in the South Wales coalfield, 1938-1945’, Labour History Review, 82, 3 (2017) DOI: 10.3828/lhr.2017.10

 

(in Chinese) ‘Women, Patriotism and responses to propaganda in Britain in the Second World War’ Historical Studies of Women and Gender (2017)

 

 

Book Chapters

with Rosanne Palmer and Stephen Thornton), ‘Government formation in the National Assembly for Wales’ in Alex Brazier and Susan Kalitowski (eds.) No Overall Control: The impact of a ‘hung parliament’ on British Politics  (London: Hansard Society, March 2008) pp. 63-73.

 

‘Popular protest in nineteenth century Wales’ in Immanuel Ness (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Protest Popular Movements in World History (New York: Blackwell 2009) pp. 3497-3501.

 

'British Trade Unionism and Protest 1930-40’ in Immanuel Ness (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Protest Popular Movements in World History (New York: Blackwell 2009) pp. 519-526.

 

‘Saving for the Nation: The Post Office and National Consumerism, c1860-1945’ in Consuming Behaviours: Identity, Politics and Pleasure in Twentieth Century Britain  (Bloomsbury, 2015) pp.197-213.  

 

‘Introduction’ (with Erika Rappaport and Sandra Dawson) in Consuming Behaviours: Identity, Politics and Pleasure in Twentieth Century Britain  (Bloomsbury, 2015) pp.1-23.

 

‘The Post Office Will Always Get Through: Sustaining National Communications during the Second World War’ in Mark J Crowley and Sandra Dawson (eds.)   Home Fronts: Britain and the Empire at War, 1939-1945 (Boydell & Brewer, 2017).   pp. 167-185.  

 

‘Introduction’ (with Sandra Dawson) in Mark J Crowley and Sandra Dawson (eds.)   Home Fronts: Britain and the Empire at War, 1939-1945 (Boydell & Brewer, 2017). pp. 1-19.

 

 

 

Book Reviews

Peter Dorey (ed.), ‘The 1964-70 Labour Governments’, Reviews in History (2006): (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/586)

 

Jack R Myers, ‘Shot at and Missed: Recollections of World War II Bombadier’, PAST , Vol. 31, (2008), pp. 70-72.

 

Peter Dorey, ‘The Labour Party and Constitutional Reform’, Twentieth Century British History, (2009), pp. 279-82

 

Pat Thane and Esther Breitenbach, ‘Women and Citizenship in Britain and Ireland in the Twentieth Century: What Difference did the Vote Make’ in Reviews in History (2011) http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1037

 

David Edgerton, 'Britain's War Machine: Weapons, Resources and Experts in the Second World War' in Reviews in History (2011): http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1114

 

Martin Johnes, ‘Wales Since 1939’  Twentieth Century British History  (2012) doi: 10.1093/tcbh/hws030

 

Peter Dorey and Alexandra Kelso, ‘House of Lords Reform Since 1911: Must the Lords Go?’ Twentieth Century British History, (2012),   (doi:10.1093/tcbh/hwr057)

 

Sinclair McKay, ‘The Secret Life of Bletchley Park’, History: Review of New Books, Vol. 40, No. 1, (2012), pp. 22-23

 

Sandra Dawson, ‘Holiday Camps in Twentieth-Century Britain: Packaging Pleasure’, Cultural and Social History, Vol. 11 (2014)   pp.150-54 doi: 10.2752/147800414X13802176315121

 

Brett Bebber (ed.) ‘Leisure and Cultural Conflict in twentieth-century Britain’ Journal of Sport History  41, 2 (2014)

 

Peter Thorsheim, ‘Waste into Weapons’ Twentieth Century British History (2016) 27 (3): 494-496 (https://doi.org/10.1093/tcbh/hww013)

 

Helen Glew, ‘Gender, Rhetoric and Regulation: Women's Work in the Civil Service and the London County Council, 1900-55’ History: The Journal of the Historical Association (2017) doi/10.1111/1468-229X.12447

 

Marie Hicks, Programmed Inequality: ‘How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing’, History: The Journal of the Historical Association (2017)

Peter Gurney, ‘The Making of Consumer Culture in Modern Britain’, Journal of British Studies (2017)

 

 

Contact Information

Address: History School of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei Province, P.R.China, 430072

 

Tel: (86)27—68756200

Email: mark.crowley@whu.edu.cn

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