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Humanities and Social Science

Dr Lucinda Matthews-Jones


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: Class, Gender and Domesticity in the University Settlement Movement, 1884-1920'. 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'. Her research has been published in 'Journal of Victorian Culture', 'Women’s History', 'Cultural and Social History', and in the books 'What is Masculinity? and A Cultural History of Home'. She is an editor of the 'Journal of Victorian Culture' and managing editor of its online supplement JVC Online ( She is on the executive committees of History UK and the Women’s History Network and was until recently the Treasurer of the British Association of Victorian Studies. She can be found on Twitter @luciejones83.

Lucie leads 6023HIST: Victorian Cities and 5011Hist Gendering the Past. With Emma Vickers, she co-convenes 5009HIST: History at Work. She is also the module leader for 4009HIST: Historical Skills Orientation for History and English. She supervises undergraduate dissertations and independent studies as well as contributing to the MRes in History. She is the Induction co-ordinator and the programme leader for History and English.


2009, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, PhD


Journal Articles

Matthews-Jones L. 2017. ‘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, 26 :935-952 >DOI

Matthews-Jones L. 2017. Oxford House Heads and Their Performance of Religious Faith in East London, 1884-1900 Historical Journal, 60 :721-744 >DOI

Matthews-Jones L. 2016. Blogging the Victorians for the Journal of Victorian Culture Online Journal of Victorian Culture, 21 :102-111 >DOI

Matthews-Jones L. 2016. ‘I still remain one of the old settlement boys’: Cross-class friendship in the first world war letters of cardiff university settlement lads’ club Cultural and Social History, 13 :195-211 >DOI

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. 2016. 'Religion and the Home' Bloonsbury Academic. London

Matthews-Jones L, Jones TW. 2016. Introduction: Materiality and religious history :1-14 9781137540638 >DOI

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 9781137540638 >DOI

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. 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

Book Reviews

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,

Theses / Dissertations

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

Internet Publications

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

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

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: Success Through the Ages: Punch and the Modernist Challenge 1874 - 1906, Conference title: BAVS Annual conference - Victorian Ages, Place/location of conference: Leeds Trinity, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Editorial boards:

Publication: Board Member and ed. of Journal of Victorian Culture Online, Position: Board Member and ed. of Journal of Victorian Culture Online, URL:

External committees:

Committee name: Women's History Network, Organisation: Women's History Network

Committee name: British Assoication of Victorian Studies, Organisation: (BAVS), Position: 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