Dr. Jack Southern

Lecturer in Public History

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Livesey House, LH319

+44 (0) 1772 89 2866

Subject Areas: History

Full Profile

Jack specialises in local and regional approaches to British history.  His primary research interests focus on identities in Northern England, particularly linked to the Lancashire cotton industry, and the legacy of its decline.

Jack also works with external history and heritage related groups on the co-production of public- led history projects. Additionally, he is co-convener of the University Heritage Network.

His current research examines the experiences of small industrial villages in the ‘country’ areas across the Pennine region. He is also working on a book-length study of the decline of the cotton industry utilizing oral testimony.


  • Ph.D University of Central Lancashire, 2016
  • BA (Hons.) History and Politics, Lancaster University, 2009

Research Activities 

Co-convener Heritage Network

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Module Leader:

  • Hy1101 – Understanding History
  • HY1123 – History, Heritage, and Society
  • HY2028 – Community History Project
  • HY2102 – Public History in Pratice