Hugh Cunningham (historian)

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Hugh St Clair Cunningham (born 1942) is a historian and retired academic. A specialist in the history of childhood, nationalism, philanthropy and leisure, he is an emeritus professor of social history at the University of Kent.

Career[edit]

Born in 1942,[1] Cunningham completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Cambridge, graduating in 1963.[2] He was then a lecturer at the University of Sierra Leone from 1963 to 1966.[1] He returned to studying, completing a doctorate at the University of Sussex; his DPhil was awarded in 1969[2] for his thesis "British Public Opinion and the Eastern Question 1877–1878".[3]

In 1969, Cunningham became a lecturer at the University of Kent, where he was promoted to a senior lecturership in 1984 and then to be professor of social history in 1991.[1] He was still on the faculty at the end of the 2001–2002 year,[4] but had retired by March 2004.[5] He was appointed an emeritus professor on retirement.[5] In a staff profile, he listed his specialisms as: the "history of childhood; leisure; popular nationalism; British history 1832–1918".[6] More recently, he has studied charity and philanthropy.[7]

Bibliography[edit]

Books

Peer-reviewed articles and chapters

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Writers' Directory 2005, vol. 1 (2005), p. 373.
  2. ^ a b The Academic Who's Who (A. and C. Black, 1973), p. 110.
  3. ^ "British Public Opinion and the Eastern Question 1877–1878", EThOS (British Library). Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Our Academic Staff", University of Kent. Archived at the Internet Archive on 15 August 2002.
  5. ^ a b "Staff at the School of History", University of Kent. Archived at the Internet Archive on 7 March 2004.
  6. ^ "Professor Hugh Cunningham", University of Kent. Archived at the Internet Archive 29 April 2001.
  7. ^ "Hugh Cunningham", University of Kent. Retrieved 7 June 2021.