Gareth Stedman Jones

Gareth Stedman Jones


Centre for History and Economics
King's College
University of Cambridge

Phone: (44) 1223 331 120
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Gareth Stedman Jones is Director of the Centre for History and Economics, Cambridge, and a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge University since 1974. He was Professor of Political Science, History Faculty, Cambridge University from 1997 and in 2010 became Professor of the History of Ideas at Queen Mary, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the British Academy.

He was born in 1942, received a BA from Lincoln College, Oxford University, in 1964, and a DPhil from Nuffield College, Oxford University in 1970. Professor Stedman Jones was a Research Fellow at Nuffield College Oxford from 1967-70; a Senior Associate Member of St Antony's College, Oxford from 1971-72; a Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Goethe University, Frankfurt from 1973-74; Lecturer in History at the University of Cambridge from 1979-86; and a Reader in History of Social Thought at the University of Cambridge from 1986-97.

Research interests include Modern European political thought; Political, intellectual and economic history of Europe from the time of the French Revolution; and Victorian London.



Visiting Professorships
         Books and book length works
         Text edition with introduction
         Edited books
         Chapters in edited books
         Articles in journals
         Encyclopaedia/Lexicon Entries
         Translations of previously published works


Gareth Stedman Jones



D.Phil. in Modern History, Nuffield College, Oxford, 1970
'Some Social Aspects of the Casual Labour Problem in London, 1860-90 (with particular reference to the East End)'

B.A. Honours Degree in Modern History, Lincoln College, Oxford, 1964


Visiting Professorships:

Scholar in Residence, Centre for British Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Spring 2005.

Directeur d'Etudes Associé, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, Spring 1997.

John Hinkley Visiting Professor, History Department, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (MD), 1994.

Visiting Professor of British Studies, Göttingen University, May 1993.

Senior Research Fellow - United Nations University World Institute for Development and Economic Research (UNU-WIDER), July 1990, July and August 1991.

Visiting Professor at Columbia University, New York, 1986.

Visiting Professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz, 1982.


I. Books and book-length works

An End to Poverty? London, Profile Books, July 2004. Columbia University Press, 2005.

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto, Harmondsworth, 2002, introduction of 180pp.

Klassen, Politik, Sprache, edited by P. Schöttler, Munster, 1988.

Languages of Class: Studies in English Working Class History, 1832-1982, Cambridge, 1983.

Outcast London, Oxford, 1971 [reprinted with new preface, 1984; reprinted Harmondsworth, 1992; Open University edition, 2002; revised edition Verso 2013].


II. Text edition with introduction

Charles Fourier: the Theory of the Four Movements, translated by I. Patterson, Cambridge (Cambridge University Press), 1994.


III. Edited books

The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Political Thought, eds. Gareth Stedman Jones and Gregory Claeys (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Religion and the Political Imagination, eds. Ira Katznelson and Gareth Stedman Jones, Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Metropolis: London Histories and Representations since 1800, eds. D. Feldman and G. Stedman Jones, London, 1989.

Culture, Ideology and Politics: Essays for Eric Hobsbawm, eds. R. Samuel and G. Stedman Jones, London, 1982.


IV. Chapters in edited books

‘Il Socialismo nella Storia Religiosa Europea’ (The place of Socialism in the religious history of western Europe) in Pensare la contemporaneità: studi di storia Italiana ed Europea per Mariuccia Salvati, Viella, Rome, 2011, pp.113-154

‘The Young Hegelians, Marx and Engels’, in The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Political Thought, eds. Gareth Stedman Jones and Gregory Claeys, Cambridge University Press, 2011, pp. 556-600

‘The return of language: radicalism and the British historians 1960-1990’, in Political Languages in the Age of Extremes, ed. W. Steinmetz, Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 331-349

‘Religion and the Origins of Socialism’, in Religion and the Political Imagination, eds. Gareth Stedman Jones and Ira Katznelson, Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp.171-189

With Ira Katznelson, ‘Introduction’, in Religion and the Political Imagination, eds. Gareth Stedman Jones and Ira Katznelson, Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp.1-22

‘The Redemptive Powers of Violence? Carlyle, Marx and Dickens’ in Charles Dickens, ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ and the French Revolution, Palgrave Macmillan, eds. Colin Jones, Josephine McDonagh and Jon Mee, 2009, pp. 41-63

'Radicalism and the Extra-European World: the case of Marx’ in Victorian Visions of Global Order: Empire and International Relations in Nineteenth Century Political Thought, Cambridge University Press, ed. Duncan Bell, 2008, pp. 186-214

‘Marx’s Critique of Political Economy: A Theory of History or a Theory of Communism?’ in Marxist History-writing for the Twenty-first Century, ed. Chris Wickham, Oxford/British Academy, 2007, pp. 140-157

'Saint-Simon and the liberal origins of the socialist critique of Political Economy' in La France et l’Angleterre au XIXe siècle. Échanges, représentations, comparaisons, eds. Sylvie Aprile and Fabrice Bensimon, Créaphis, 2006, pp. 21-47.

‘Engels and the Invention of the catastrophist conception of the Industrial Revolution’ in The New Hegelians, Politics and Philosophy in the Hegelian School, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp. 200-219

'National Bankruptcy and Social Revolution: European Observers on Britain, 1813-1844', in The Political Economy of British Historical Experience 1688-1914, eds. Donald Winch and Patrick K. O'Brien, Oxford, 2002, pp.61-92.

'The new social history in France', in The age of cultural revolution: Britain and France, 1750-1820, eds. Colin Jones and Dror Wahrman, Berkeley (CA), 2002, pp.94-105.

'Anglo-Marxism, Neo-Marxism and the Discursive Approach to History', in Was bleibt von marxistischen Persepktiven in der Geschichtsforschung, ed. A. Ludtke, Göttingen, 1997, pp.148-209.

'Kant, the French Revolution and the Definition of the Republic', in The Invention of the Modern Republic, ed. B. Fontana, Cambridge, 1993, pp.154-72.

'The Changing Face of Nineteenth-Century Britain', in After the End of History, ed. A. Ryan, London, 1992, pp.30-37.

'The "Cockney" and the Nation', in Metropolis: Histories and Representations since 1800, eds. D. Feldman and G. Stedman Jones, London, 1989, pp.272-324.


V. Articles in journals

‘The genesis of the “Industrial Revolution”: Jean-Baptiste Say and the French debate on Industrie’ in Les idées passent-elles la Manche? Savoirs, Représentations, Pratiques (France-Angleterre, Xe-XXe siècles) PUPS (2007) pp.211-233.

‘Repenser le Chartisme’, Revue d’histoire moderne et contemporaine ‘Où vont les Études Britanniques en Histoire?’ - la Revue d'histoire du XIXième siècle, EHESS (Volume 54, January – March 2007) pp.7-68.

‘An end to poverty: The French Revolution and the promise of a world beyond want’ IHR Historical Research vol. 78, no. 200 (May 2005)

'History and Theory: an English story', Historein: a review of the past and other stories 3(2001), pp.103-24.

'Une autre histoire sociale', Annales: economies, sociétés, civilisations (1998), pp.383-94.

'”Voir sans entendre”. Engels, Manchester et l'observation sociale en 1844’, Genèses 22(1996), pp.4-18.

'The determinist fix: some obstacles to the further development of the linguistic approach to history in the 1990s’, History Workshop Journal 42(1996), pp.19-35.

Faith in History', History Workshop Journal (1991), pp. 63-67.

'L'Importance de Londres dans l’histoire de la Grande-Bretagne contemporaine’, Genèses 1 (1990), pp. 47-57.


VI. Encyclopaedia/Lexicon Entries

'Friedrich Engels', The New Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004.

'Raphael Samuel', The New Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004.


VII. Translations of previously published works

An End to Poverty? London, Profile Books, 2004; French translation, La Fin de la Pauvreté? Un débat historique April 2007 (Collection chercheurs d’ère).

Languages of class: studies in English working class history 1832-1982, Cambridge, 1983: Spanish translation, 1989, Japanese translation, 2010.

Charles Fourier: The Theory of the Four Movements, Chinese Translation, 2003.

Outcast London, Oxford, 1971: Italian translation, 1971, second edition 1980; Spanish translation, 1990; Japanese translation 2004.

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto, Harmondsworth, 2002,Spanish translation, El manifiesto comunista de Marx y Engels Turner, 2005, German translation, Das Kommunistische Manifest von Karl Marx und Friedrich Engels, Verlag C.H. Beck, 2012 .