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Prof Kevin Morgan - personal details

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Role: Professor

Location: Arthur Lewis Building-4.056
School of Social Sciences
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL





I studied History at Manchester before writing a PhD on British communism in the University's then Department of Government. For some years I worked in archives and have been involved with various bodies dealing with labour and political archives including the cataloguing and subsequent digitisation of the archives of the British communist party (CPGB). I was appointed Lecturer in Government at Manchester in 1993 and am currently Professor of Politics and Contemporary History and recipient of an AHRC Fellowship for the project ‘Communism and the cult of the leader’.
Throughout my time at Manchester I have been heavily involved in collaborative projects including five edited collections of essays and a series of international collaborations. From 1999-2006 I edited the journal Socialist History and in 1996 I launched at Manchester the Communist History Network Newsletter, which after twenty-two issues was succeeded in 2009 by Twentieth Century Communism: a journal of twentieth century history, of which I remain an editor ( .  I am also a trustee to the Communist Party of Great Britain Archives Trust and the Working Class Movement Library.