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Dr Lucinda Matthews-Jones

Dr Lucinda Matthews-Jones

Telephone: 0151 231 3907



Lucie’s research explores the roles of domesticity, gender and class in the British university and social settlement movement. She is currently working on a monograph provisionally entitled 'Settling: The Making of the British Settlement Movement, 1883-1920'. Her research has been published in leading journals including 'Victorian Studies', 'Journal of Victorian Culture', 'Women’s History', 'Cultural and Social History', and in the edited collection 'What is Masculinity? and A Cultural History of Home'. She also has an interest in material religion. She recently edited, with Timothy Jones (University of Melbourne), 'Material Religion in Modern Britain: The Spirit of Things'.

She is an editor of the 'Journal of Victorian Culture' and managing editor of its online supplement JVC Online ( She is co-convenor, with Dr Jamie Wood (Lincoln), of History UK. She can be found on Twitter @luciejones83.

Lucie currently teaches a third year urban history module and a second year gender history module. She also contributes to the survey module Faces of Britain. She supervises undergraduate dissertations and independent studies as well as contributing to the MRes in History. In 2018 she was awarded a VC teaching award. She is the Programme Leader for MRes in History.


2009, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, PhD


Journal article

Matthews-Jones LM. 2017. Settling at Home: Gender and Class in the Room Biographies of Toynbee Hall, 1883-1914 Victorian Studies, 60 :29-52 >DOI >Public Url

Matthews-Jones LM. 2016. Blogging the Victorians for the Journal of Victorian Culture Online Journal of Victorian Culture, 1 >Public Url

Matthews-Jones LM. 2016. '"I still remain one of the old Settlement boys': Cross-class Friendship in the First World War Letters of Cardiff University Settlement Lads' Cultural and Social History, >Public Url

Matthews-Jones LM. 2015. ‘Teaching Women’s and Gender History: Introducing Our Past, Present and Future’ Women's History,

Matthews-Jones LM. 2011. Lessons in Seeing: Art, Religion and Class in the East End of London, 1881–1898 Journal of Victorian Culture, 16 :385-403

Matthews-Jones LM. ‘Granny thinking what she is going to write in her book’: religion, politics and the Pontefract by-election of 1872 in Josephine Butler’s Personal Reminiscences of a Great Crusade (1896) Women's History Review, >DOI >Public Url

Matthews-Jones LM. 'Oxford House Heads and their Performance of Religious Faith in East London, 1884-1900' Historical Journal, >Public Url


Matthews-Jones L, Owens A. 2017. Peter K. Andersson's 'How Civilized Were the Victorians?': An Introduction JOURNAL OF VICTORIAN CULTURE, 22 :57-58 >DOI >Link


Matthews-Jones L. 2016. Sanctifying the Street: Urban Space, Material Christianity, and the g. f. Watts Mosaic in London, 1883 to the Present Day Material Religion in Modern Britain: The Spirit of Things :57-74 9781349566150 >DOI

Matthews-Jones LM. 2016. 'Religion and the Home' Bloonsbury Academic. London

Matthews-Jones LM, Wood J, Liuzzo Scorpo A, Rahman M, Bell E, Taylor S. 2015. ‘Making historians digitally: online approaches to inquiry-based learning in history in higher education in the UK’ Carfora J, Blessinger P. Inquiry-Based Learning for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators 2 :393-412 Emerald

Matthews-Jones LM. 2015. 'Introduction: Materiality and Religious History' Matthews-Jones L, Jones TW. Material Religion in Modern Britain: The Spirit of Things Palgrave MacMillan. London 9781137540553

Matthews-Jones LM. 2015. Sanctifying the Street: Urban Space, Material Christianity, and the G. F. Watts Mosaic in London, 1883 to the Present Day Matthews-Jones L, Jones TW. Material Religion in Modern Britain: The Spirt of Things :57-57 Palgrave MacMillan. London 978-1-137-54055-3

Matthews-Jones LM. 2011. St. Francis of Assisi and the Making of Settlement Masculinity, 1883-1914 Arnold JH, Brady S. What is Masculinity?: Historical Dynamics from Antiquity to the Contemporary World . 9781137305602


Jones TW, Matthews-Jones L. 2016. Material religion in modern Britain: The spirit of things :1-240 9781137540553 >DOI

Matthews-Jones L, Jones TW. 2016. Introduction: Materiality and Religious History :1-14 9781349566150 >DOI

Book review

Matthews-Jones LM. 2015. The Match Girl and the Heires, Seth Koven Women's History Review,

Matthews-Jones LM. 2015. Residential Institutions in Britain, 1725–1970. Edited by Jane Hamlett, Lesley Hoskins and Rebecca Preston Cultural and Social History, :632-634

Matthews-Jones LM. 2013. Beyond the Tower: A History of East London, John Marriott, (Yale, 2011), Journal of Victorian Culture, 18

Matthews-Jones LM. 2013. Review of Claiming the Streets: Processions and Urban Culture in South Wales, c. 1830-1880, (review no. 1410) Review in History,

Matthews-Jones LM. 2012. Borderline Citizens: Women, Gender and Political Culture, 1815-1867, Kathryn Gleadle (Oxford, 2009) Women's History Review, 21

Matthews-Jones LM. 2012. Daughters of Dissent, Elaine Kaye, Janet Lees and Kristy Thorpe, eds., (London, 2004). Women’s History Review, 17 :135-136

Matthews-Jones LM. 'Victorian legacies in Alan Hollinghurst’s The Strangers Child‘ Journal of Victorian Culture Online,


Matthews-Jones LM. 2009. Centres of Brightness: The Spiritual Imagination of Toynbee Hall and Oxford House, 1883-1914 >Link

Internet publication

Matthews-Jones LM. Personal Blog: Lucinda Matthews-Jones

Matthews-Jones LM. Journal of Victorian Culture Online (blogger and editor)

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Success Through the Ages: Punch and the Modernist Challenge 1874 - 1906, BAVS Annual conference - Victorian Ages, Leeds Trinity, Oral presentation 27/08/2015


Vice-Chancellor Teaching Award for Recognition of Distinction, Liverpool John Moores University

Editorial boards:

Board Member and ed. of Journal of Victorian Culture Online, Board Member and ed. of Journal of Victorian Culture Online,

External committees:

History UK, History UK, Co-Convenor

Women's History Network, Women's History Network

British Assoication of Victorian Studies, (BAVS), Treasurer

Research Grants Awarded:

Liverpool John Moores University, LJMU's ECR Fellowship Scheme to work with the Centre for Home, Geffrey Museum and Queen Mary., Grant value (£): £2394