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Dr John Griffiths

Senior Lecturer in History

School of Humanities

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Imperial Culture 1880-1939

Transnational Cultures 1900-1960

British History/British World 1870-1973

Thw Swinging Sixites

 

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
British History (210305): Historical Studies (210300): History And Archaeology (210000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Griffiths, JR. (2017). The Counterculture of 1967: Reflections on the Summer of Love.
[Internet publication]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, J. (2017). North American boosterism in the south pacific: Evaluating the failure of New Zealand’s progress leagues, 1880–1980. International Journal of Regional and Local History. 12(1), 1-23
[Journal article]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2016). Going to the Palais: A Social and Cultural History of Dance Halls in Britain 1918-1960. Social History. 41(2), 221-223
[Book Review]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Beaven, B., & Griffiths, J. (2016). The city and imperial propaganda: A comparative study of Empire Day in England, Australia, and New Zealand c. 1903-1914. Journal of Urban History. 42(2), 377-395
[Journal article]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2015). Wrestling with History. : Social History
[Internet publication]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, J. (2015). All the world’s a stage: transnationalism and adaptation in professional wrestling style c. 1930–45. Social History. 40(1), 38-57
[Journal article]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, J., & Evans, V. (2014). The Chartist Legacy in the British World: Evidence from New Zealand's Southern Settlements, 1840s-1870s. History. 99(338), 797-818
[Journal article]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2014). The Edinburgh Festivals: Culture and Society in Post-War Britain. Social History. 39(4), 605-607Retreived from http://eds.b.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.massey.ac.nz/eds/detail/detail?vid=11&sid=aa2ede99-7909-4531-9614-cc8a1dfba36f@sessionmgr114&hid=114&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmUmc2NvcGU9c2l0ZQ==#db=edsgao&AN=edsgcl.404549452
[Book Review]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, J. (2014). The branch life of Empire: Imperial loyalty leagues in Antipodean cities - Comparisons and contrasts with the British model. Britain and the World. 7(1), 56-84
[Journal article]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, J. (2009). Were there municipal networks in the British World c. 1890-1939?. Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History. 37(4), 575-597
[Journal article]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2008). Civic communication in Britain: A study of the Municipal Journal c. 1893-1910. Journal of Urban History. 34(5), 775-794
[Journal article]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2008). Popular culture and modernity: Dancing in New Zealand society 1920-1945. Journal of Social History. 41(3), 611-632
[Journal article]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Beaven, B., & Griffiths, JR. (2008). Creating the exemplary citizen: The changing notion of citizenship in Britain 1870-1939. Contemporary British History. 22(2), 203-225
[Journal article]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Beaven, B., & Griffiths, J. (1999). The blitz, civilian morale and the city: Mass-observation and working-class culture in Britain, 1940-41. Urban History. 26(1), 71-88
[Journal article]Authored by: Griffiths, J.

Book

Brown A, ., & Griffiths J, .(2017). The Citizen Past and Present. Auckland: Massey University Press
[Authored Book]Edited by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2017). From 'Citizens' To 'Dilettantes' And Back Again? The Workers' Educational Association & Its Students Since 1945. In . A Brown, & . J Griffiths (Eds.) The Citizen Past and Present. (pp. 275 - 299). Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Brown, AD., & Griffiths, J. (Eds.) (2017). The citizen. past and present. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Brown, A., Griffiths, J.
Brown, AD., & Griffiths, J. (Eds.) (2017). The Citizen. Past and Present. : Massey University Press
[Edited Book]Authored by: Brown, A., Griffiths, J.Edited by: Brown, A., Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, J. (2016). On the margins of empire: Antipodean port cities and imperial culture c. 1880—1939. In Port Towns and Urban Cultures International Histories of the Waterfront, c.1700-2000. (pp. 91 - 109).
[Chapter]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR.(2014). Imperial culture in Antipodean cities 1880-1939. United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan
[Authored Book]Authored by: Griffiths, J.

Thesis

Littlewood, D. (2015). The tool and instrument of the military? : the operations of the military service tribunals in the East Central Division of the West Riding of Yorkshire and those of the military service boards in New Zealand, 1916-1918. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey Univeristy, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Littlewood, D.Edited by: Griffiths, J., Watson, J.

Conference

Griffiths, JR.(2017, January). In the Sticks? British Provincial City Cultural Life c.1967-1973 Plenary presentation. .
[Conference]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2017, January). In the Sticks? British Provincial City Cultural Life c.1967-1973.. Presented at The First Eric Richards Symposium in Brtish and Australian History. Flinders University.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR.(2016, June). Mediating Permissiveness: The Provincial Press and the Swinging Sixties in Britain c.1967-1973. .
[Conference]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR., & Beaven, B. (2012, August). Citizens of the Empire day: A comparative study of urban elites and empire day 1904-1939. Presented at European Association for Urban history. Prague, Czech Republic.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, J. (2011, March). The branch life of empire: Imperial loyalty leagues in Australia and New Zealand c.1900-1939. Presented at British Scholar Annual Conference. University of Texas, TX, United States.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2010, March). Were there municipal networks in the British world?. Presented at The British Scholar Annual Conference. University of Texas, Austin, TX, United States.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR., & Beaven, B. (2010, March). Citizens of the Empire: A comparative study of Empire Day c.1900-1939. Presented at Social History Society Annual Conference. University of Glasgow, Scotland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2009, March). Reformers, Projects and measures of urban reform in Britain 1890-1914. Presented at City as a Stage of Reform Britain and Germany 1890-1914. German Historical Institute.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2009, May). Were there municipal networks in the British World c.1890-1939?. Presented at Brown Bag Seminar. University of Melbourne VIC, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2008, July). Popular culture and modernity: Dancing in New Zealand. Presented at Australian Historical Association 14th Biennial National Conference. University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2007, July). Communicating civic ideals in the British world: The Municipal Journal and municipal travellers 1893-1939. Presented at British World Conference. Bristol, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2007, November). Popular culture and modernity: Dancing in New Zealand c.1920-1945. Presented at New Zealand Historical Association Conference. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2006). Soap, chocolate, governance: The rule of liberalism at Port Sunlight and Bournville 1880-1920. In CL. Miller, & MM. Roche (Eds.) Past Matters: Heritage, History and the Built Environment: Proceedings from the 8th Australasian Urban History / Planning History Conference. (pp. 171 - 186).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2005, July). Progressivism and the citizen in British cities, c. 1880-1910: The role of techno- and bio-politics in urban governance. Presented at Australian Historical Association Conference. University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2005, January). Shaping the citizen in British cities: Progressivism and urban governance, 1890-1910. Presented at Social History Society Conference. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Beaven, B., & Griffiths, JR. (2003, June). Citizenship in the industrial boomtown: Narratives of work and leisure in Britain 1880-1914. Presented at Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences. Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, J.

Other

Griffiths, JR. (2014, June). All the world's a stage: transnationalism and adaptation in professional wrestling style c. 1930–45. In WH Oliver Humanties Research Centre Seminar Series. Presented at Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2013). Book review: Leisure and cultural conflict in twentieth century Britain.
[Other]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2013). Book review: Visions of Empire: Patriotism, popular culture and the city 1870-1939 by Brad Beaven. Insitute of Historical Research
[Other]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2012). Book Review of M. Tebbutt Being Boys: Youth Leisure and Identity in the Inter War Years.. IHR
[Other]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2011, July). Dancing in the Dominion: The Problem of Popular Culture in New Zealand c.1919-45 Presentation in the 'Leisure and Recreation' series for Te Manawa.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, J.Popular culture and modernity: Dancing in New Zealand Society 1920-1945.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2006). Pubs and progressives: Reinventing the public house in England 1896-1960. (pp. 313 - 314). Cambridge University Press
[Other]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Beaven, B., & Griffiths, J.Creating the exemplary citizen: The changing notion of citizenship in Britain 1870-1939.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, J.
Griffiths, JR. (2001, November). Urban history. : Centre for Urban History seminar series.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Griffiths, J.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 0 1

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2015 - David Charles Littlewood - PhD
    The Tool and Instrument of the Military?: The Operations of the Military Service Tribunals in the East Central Division of the West Riding of Yorkshire and those of the Military Service Boards in New Zealand, 1916-1918

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