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Keith McClelland


Keith McClelland now works part-time in the Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership, with particular responsibility for maintaining the database and website. He was previously Co-director of the Structure and Significance of British Slave-ownership 1763-1833 project (2013-2015) and co-founder of the original Legacies of British Slave-ownership project (2009-2012). After many years teaching in other universities, Keith joined UCL History in 2006. He is co-author of the project book, Legacies of British Slave-ownership: Colonial Slavery and the Formation of Victorian Britain (Cambridge, 2014). Before his work with LBS, he researched and published particularly on the history of gender, work and politics amongst the 19th century British working class.

Major publications

  • Catherine Hall, Nicholas Draper, Keith McClelland, Katie Donington and Rachel Lang, Legacies of British Slave-ownership: Colonial Slavery and the Formation of Victorian Britain (Cambridge: CUP, 2014)
  • Catherine Hall, Nicholas Draper and Keith McClelland (eds), Emancipation and the remaking of the British Imperial World (Manchester: Manchester UP, 2014)
  • Catherine Hall and Keith McClelland (eds), Race, Nation and Empire: Making histories, 1750 to the present (Manchester: Manchester UP, 2010)
  • Catherine Hall, Keith McClelland and Jane Rendall, Defining the Victorian Nation: Class, Race, Gender and the Reform Act of 1867 (Cambridge: CUP, 2010)

For a full list of publications, see Keith's Iris profile.