The President and Officers of the Royal Historical Society are pleased to announce the election of Professor Jon Stobart, Professor of History at Manchester Metropolitan University as the Society’s new Honorary Treasurer.
Professor Stobart has held academic positions at the University of Northampton, Coventry University and Staffordshire University. He is a social and economic historian of eighteenth-century England, with particular interests in the histories of retailing and consumption. Much of Professor Stobart’s work is collaborative, interdisciplinary, and international and he has worked with geographers, art historians, heritage professionals and historians from the UK and across Europe. His most recent book, Consumption and the Country House was published by OUP in 2016. Professor Stobart is a founding editor of the journal History of Retailing and Consumption, a member of the AHRC Peer Review College and has sat on a number of academic councils and committees including the Economic History Society, Social History Society and Northamptonshire Record Society.
Professor Stobart takes on the role of Honorary Treasurer from Professor Sarah Hamilton (University of Exeter) who has served in that role since December 2014. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Professor Hamilton for her important contribution to the Society in this position.