Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Social, Historical and Political Studies
Professor of History
Direct line: 01902 321890
University of Wolverhampton
Faculty of Social Sciences
Mary Seacole Building
Gender history and masculinity in 19th and 20th century Britain; consumption and dress history; the English home front in the First World War.
Laura Ugolini is a Professor of History, based at Wolverhampton City Campus. Her research interests are in British gender history, particularly 19th and early 20th century masculinities and male identities. In 2007 she published Men and Menswear: Sartorial Consumption in Britain, 1880-1939, while her book on Civvies: Middle-Class Men on the English Home Front, 1914-1918 was published by Manchester University Press in 2013. Laura Ugolini directs the University of Wolverhampton’s Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution (CHORD).
1997 - PhD, University of Greenwich: ‘Independent Labour Party Men and Women’s Suffrage in Britain, 1893-1914’
1993 - MA Women’s History, University of Cardiff
1992 - BA (Hons) History, University of Cardiff
Laura is responsible for and contributes to a range of modules:
Laura Ugolini’s current research focuses on the relationship between fathers and sons in the English middle classes between c. 1850 and 1918.
Laura Ugolini is Director of Studies to the following PhD students:
Jenny Evans, (AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with Walsall Museum)
‘Everyday Dress as Museum Pieces: A Study of the Hodson Shop Collection, Walsall Museum’.
‘Fulfilling roles: Midland Women, developing roles and identities c.1760-1860’
‘The experiences of family life of individuals who were children in World War One and grew up to experience the Second World War’
'Unmanly Shirkers? Appeals against Conscription and Masculinity in England, 1916-1918’
Civvies: Middle-Class Men on the English Home Front, 1914–18, Manchester University Press, 2013.
Men and Menswear: Sartorial Consumption in Britain, 1880-1939, Ashgate, Aldershot, 2007.
‘Middle-class fathers, sons and military service in England, 1914-1918’, Cultural and Social History, 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14780038.2016.1202012
'War-stained: British Combatants and Uniforms, 1914-18’, War & Society, vol. 33, no. 3 (2014).
‘Growing fat? Middle-class men and food consumption on the English home front, 1914-1918’, to Food & History (as part of a special edition on ‘Food: Convergence and Divergence in Europe since 1800’), vol. 10, no. 1 (2012).
‘Uniforms and illicit consumption in Britain, 1914-1918’, Journal of Design History, vol. 24, no. 2 (2011).
‘Consumers to combatants? British uniforms and identities, 1914–18’, in Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture, vol. 14, no. 2 (2010).
‘Menswear consumption and autobiographies’, in Textile History, vol. 40, no. 2 (2009).
Other Guest editor (with J. Benson), Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, special issue, ‘Beyond the Shop: Acquisition and Exchange Outside the Formal Market’, vol.2, no. 3 (2010).