Dr Jon Chandler

Jon Chandler is Teaching Fellow in British History. He is a historian of eighteenth-century Britain and its empire, with a particular interest in the impact of war on political cultures, ideologies, and popular emotions.

Jon re-joined UCL from Westminster College, Missouri, where he was the Fulbright Robertson Visiting Professor of British History. He has also taught at Brunel University and Queen Mary University of London.

Major publications

  • War, Patriotism and Identity in Revolutionary North America, forthcoming, Boydell and Brewer Press.
  • '"To Become Again our Brethren": Desertion and Community during the American War of Independence', Historical Research 90 (2017), 363-380.

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

Media appearances/public engagement

Jon regularly engages the public with his research, with events including a Fulbright Endcap talk at the University of Edinburgh and a musical inspired by the End of History at the Tristan Bates Theatre, London.

He is also a strong supporter of widening participation in higher education, and particularly in the humanities. He has collaborated with colleagues across the sector to organise numerous summer schools, conferences, and lectures on topics including:

  • George Washington: Man and Myth
  • Has History Speeded Up?
  • Riots, Rebellions, and Revolutions


  • British History, c.1688-1860 (first- and second-year undergraduate survey course)
  • The Industrial Revolution in Britain (second- and third-year thematic module)
  • Penal Era or Golden Age? Ireland 1689-1801 (second- and third-year advanced seminar course)
  • Georgian London (advanced seminar course)
  • War and Society in the Eighteenth Century Atlantic World (MA course)