Jon Lawrence

Jon Lawrence is Professor of Modern British History at the University of Exeter. He works on British social, political and cultural history from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Between 2018-2023 he was a Co-I on the large, interdisciplinary UKRI/AHRC project Living with Machines based at the Turing Institute and British Library which seeks to transform our ability to study the history of modern Britain at scale.

Recent publications include Bias and representativeness in digitized newspaper collections: Introducing the environmental scan Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 38:1 (2023) 1-22, with K. Beelen, et al.; Me, Me, Me? The Search for Community in Post-war England (Oxford University Press 2019);  ‘Inventing the “traditional working class”: a re-analysis of interview notes from Young and Willmott’s Family and Kinship in East London‘ The Historical Journal 59:2 (2016) 567-593.