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Dr Martin Wright

Dr Martin Wright

Senior Lecturer in History (Welsh Medium)

+44 (0)29 2087 0830
5.37, John Percival Building
Welsh speaking
Available for postgraduate supervision


Research interests

  • Modern British and Welsh History
  • History of Socialism and Radicalism


Education and qualifications

BA Hons (University of Wales), 1987

M Phil (University of Wales), 1992

PhD (Cardiff University), 2012

Career overview

2007 – Present: Cardiff University (PhD student & subsequently Welsh Medium Lecturer in History)

2006-7: University of Huddersfield – Research Assistant

2005-7: University of Wales, Lampeter -Associate Lecturer

2005-6: Ceredigion County Council- Welsh for Adults Tutor

1994-2004: University of Wales, Aberystwyth – Tutor and Administrator in Continuing Education / Head of Centre for Continuing Education

1990-1997: University of Wales, Lampeter - Associate Lecturer in History and Tutor in Adult and Continuing Education

Professional memberships

  • Chairperson of Llafur, The Welsh People's History Society
  • Reviews Editor, Welsh History Review

Speaking engagements

Recent presentations and conference papers include

  • November 2011, Welsh History Society, Cardiff University: 'Wales, The Clarion and the Culture of Socialism, 1880-1914'.
  • November 2009, New Voices in Celtic Studies Conference, University of Aberdeen: 'Lost in Translation: Socialism, the Welsh Language and the Printed Word, 1880-1920s'.
  • September 2009, Ireland – Wales Correspondences Cenference, Cardiff University: 'Lost in Translation: Socialism, the Welsh Language and the Printed Word, 1880-1920s'.
  • August 2008, North American Association for the Study of Welsh History and Culture, Toronto: 'Robert Jones Derfel, 1824-1905'.
  • May 2008, Cynhadledd Blynyddol Canolfan Addysg Uwch Cyfrwng Cymraeg, Gregynog: 'Y Traddodiad Sosialaidd Cymraeg' ('The Welsh Socialist Tradition').







Year one

  • Inventing a Nation (HS1109)
  • The Modern World (HS1105)
  • History in Practice (HS1107)

Year two

  • Radicalism and the Common People: Britain, 1789-1880 (HS1758)
  • Radicaliaeth a'r Bobl Gyffredin yng Nghymru a Phrydain, 1789-1880 (HS1757)

Year three

  • Socialism, Society and Politics in Britain, 1880-1918 (HS1860)
  • Llafur, Sosialaeth a Chymru, 1880-1979 (HS1862)

Postgraduate teaching

  • MA in Welsh History

I am currently working on a project in collaboration with Professor Nick Mansfield of the University of Central Lancashire entitled 'Icons, Images and Artefacts: A Material and Visual History of Labour In the Long-Noneteenth Century'.


I am interested in supervising PhD students in the following fields:

  • History of Radicalism and Socialism
  • Modern Welsh and British History

Current supervision

James Phillips

Research student

Huw Davies

Research student

William Christofides

Research student

Liam Burke

Research student

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