Department:Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Areas of Expertise: History
Professor Hewitt read History at Oriel College Oxford, before embarking on postgraduate work which took him to the University of Warwick (MBA), the University of New Brunswick (MA in History) and then back to Nuffield College, Oxford, where he completed a DPhil on mid-nineteenth century Manchester with Asa Briggs.
He has taught at the London School of Economics, the University of Hull, and Leeds Trinity University, where he was Director of Research and Professor of Victorian Studies. He was Head of History and then History, Politics and Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University (2008-12), and has since September 2012 been Dean of Music, Humanities and Media at the University of Huddersfield.
Professor Hewitt was the founding editor of the Journal of Victorian Culture and first Secretary of the British Association for Victorian Studies. His published work has ranged across topics including the Victorian city and its cultural institutions, diaries and life-writing, Victorian Studies as a field, and the Victorian press.