Sam Hyde works on the history of political and popular cultures since the eighteenth century. His principle research interests are social movements, media, and political communication (particularly cartoons and print satire).
Between 2000 and 2005 he worked for the Department of Western Manuscripts and Special Collections at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford – contributing to cataloguing projects, exhibitions, and digital history resources. Since 2005 he has held teaching positions in British and continental European history at the University of Liverpool, Liverpool Hope University, and Edge Hill University. He is currently a Module Leader / Associate Lecturer in the Department of English and History, Edge Hill University; and the Department of History and Politics, Liverpool Hope University.
His article ‘Political cartooning before the Law: ‘Black Friday’, J.H. Thomas, and the ‘Communist’ libel trial of 1921′ was published in Contemporary British History, 25, 4 (2011). He is presently completing a monograph, Political Cartooning and the British Left, 1881-1939, due for publication in 2014. It examines the role of socialist and labour activists in the formative development of newspaper cartooning; and its position within the culture of modern politics.