Below is a list of those who have contributed events to the archive.

Gregory Surtees

Gregory Surtees studied for a BA in History at Northumbria University and built upon his undergraduate work by completing a Masters of Research (MRes) degree. His MRes dissertation investigated the North East's '1968', discussing youth protest and unrest in the Late Sixties. After graduating with a commendation, he embarked on a career in emergency planning and business continuity. He currently works as Resilience Manager for Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Joe Hardwick

Joe Hardwick is senior lecturer in British history at Northumbria University and specialises in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British imperial and political history. He is the author of An Anglican British World: The Church of England and the expansion of the settler empire, c. 1790-1860 (Manchester, 2014) and teaches courses that explore the idea of reform in early nineteenth century Britain.

Joe Street

Joe Street is Senior Lecturer in American History at Northumbria University. He has published widely on African American political activism, for instance the monograph The Culture War in the CIvil Rights Movement (Gainesville, FL, 2007). His book Dirty Harry's America: Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan and the Conservative Backlash is forthcoming with the University Press of Florida.

Laura O'Brien

Laura O’Brien is Lecturer in Modern European History at Northumbria University. She is a historian of nineteenth and twentieth-century France and Europe, with a particular interest in visual culture, revolution, memory and commemoration, and the cultural history of French Catholicism. Her current research looks at how the memory of the revolution of 1848 was constructed and interpreted in France from the mid nineteenth century to the Fourth Republic (1946 – 1958).

Mo Moulton

Mo Moulton is a writer, historian, and part-time programmer who specialises in twentieth-century social and economic history. She is currently a lecturer in History & Literature at Harvard University and is the author of Ireland and the Irish in Interwar England (Cambridge, 2014). 

Nicole Robertson

Nicole Robertson is senior lecturer in History at Northumbria University. Nicole’s research focuses on 19th/20th century Britain history.  She is particularly interested in the co-operative movement and activism, white-collar workers, and the history of retailing, consumption and consumer society.  Her current research,Workplace Politics: white-collar workers in modern Britain 1920-70, explores the rise of the ‘modern’ British workplace, with a focus on unemployment, gender politics, professionalisation and identity.


Nigel Todd

Nigel Todd is a historian with the Workers' Educational Association and the Co-operative College.  Apart from Roses and Revolutionists: the Story of the Clousden Hill Free Communist and Co-operative Colony (Five Leaves Publications, Nottingham, 2015, 2nd edn), his other books are The Militant Democracy: Joseph Cowen and Victorian Radicalism (Bewick Press, Whitley Bay, 1991), and In Excited Times:  The People against the Blackshirts (Bewick Press, Whitley Bay, 1995).

North East Labour History Society

Founded in 1967, the North East Labour History Society (NELH) is Britain’s oldest regional labour history society. It is dedicated to the study of working people’s history in the region, particularly during the modern period. We encourage an atmosphere of debate and discussion on both historical and contemporary issues.

Peter O'Connor

Peter O’Connor completed his PhD at Northumbria University in 2014. His research focuses on nineteenth-century Anglo-American History with a particular emphasis on the way the British understood the US political system in the period. His PhD thesis was entitled ‘“The Inextinguishable Struggle Between North and South,” American Sectionalism in the British Mind, 1832-1863.’ He has published work on the British legacy of Thomas Jefferson and the presidency of John Quincy Adams.