Sam Hyde works on the cultural history of political movements during the modTwentieth Century Communism, Issue 12 (2017)ern era. His principle research interests are rank and file activism, print culture, and visual communication – particularly cartoons and satire.


His publications include ‘Political cartooning before the Law: ‘Black Friday’, J.H. Thomas, and the ‘Communist’ libel trial of 1921′, Contemporary British History, 25, 4 (2011) and “The Vicious Circle’: Communist Cartooning, Internationalism & Print Culture, 1917-1925′, Twentieth Century Communism,  12 (2017). He is presently completing a monograph, Political Cartooning and the British Left: An International History, contracted for publication in the Routledge Studies in Cultural History series (forthcoming 2019). 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 between the 1880s and 1930s.


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, Edge Hill University, and Liverpool Hope University. From 2014 to 2015 he worked as Project Officer on the Punch Contributor Ledgers project at Liverpool John Moores University, and spent time as visiting Erasmus+ tutor at Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Society for the Study of Labour History, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


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