History

Early Modern History

Professor John Coffey

  • Protestantism in Britain and America, esp. 17thC Puritanism and 18thC Evangelicalism
  • Persecution and Religious Toleration
  • The English Revolution, 1640-60
  • Slavery and Anti-Slavery in the Protestant Atlantic World, inc. the career of William Wilberforce

Dr Ian Harris

  • Intellectual History, esp. history of political thought (from the pre-Socratics to the twentieth century), including ideas of gender
  • Historiography
  • Britain from 1660 to 1714, especially politics, medicine and literature
  • History of texts

Dr Angela Muir

  • Social and cultural history of Britain c. 1600-1850
  • History of poverty and welfare in Britain and Europe 1600 to 1850
  • Histories of crime and deviance
  • Histories of sex and sexuality (including LGBTQ+ histories)
  • Histories of courtship and marriage
  • Histories of old age and childhood
  • Histories of the family
  • Histories of disability
  • Histories of diversity and marginalisation in Britain pre-1900

Professor Roey Sweet

  • Social and cultural history from the early modern period to 19th century
  • Urban history (early modern period to 19th century)
  • History of travel in Britain, Europe and Asia (early modern period to 19th century)
  • Antiquarianism and the reception of the past (early modern period to 19th century)
  • Gender history (early modern period to 19th century)

English Local History

Dr Sally Horrocks

  • British agriculture since 1945

Dr Richard Jones 

  • Medieval Countryside, c. 400-1500
  • Settlement and Landscape Change
  • Perceptions of Landscape and the Natural World
  • Individual, Group, and Regional Identity
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to the Medieval Landscape, particularly Integration of History and Archaeology

Dr Angela Muir

  • Welsh local history
  • Diversity in England and Wales
  • Local studies of marriage, courtship, birth, death or marginalisation

Global, Colonial and Post-Colonial History

Professor Clare Anderson

  • All areas of colonial and global history

Dr Bernard Attard

  • International economy, particularly settler societies and international debt
  • London stock exchange
  • Australian history
  • British imperialism and economic expansion

Dr James Campbell

  • Slavery in the Americas
  • Nineteenth century US political and social history, including the Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Crime and punishment in the United States and comparative perspectives, especially the death penalty

Dr Zoë Groves

  • African history (especially southern Africa)
  • Popular culture, youth and urban history in Africa
  • The global history of migration and diasporas
  • Histories of music, dance and performance

Dr Prashant Kidambi

  • Economic, political, and social history of modern South Asia, c. 1750-1950
  • Colonial urbanism
  • Social history of sport
  • British imperialism in Africa, Australia, and Asia

Dr Toby Lincoln

  • Economic, political, and social history of modern China
  • Chinese urban history and industrialisation

Dr James Moore

  • The history of modern Egypt and the Sudan

Dr Eliza Riedi

  • 19th- and 20th-century British and colonial women’s history
  • 19th- and early-20th-century imperial history
  • Impact of the Empire on Britain in the late 19th and early 20th Century

Dr Deborah Toner

  • Mexican history
  • Race and nation-building in 19th-century Mexico and the United States
  • The history of alcohol and drinking: global and comparative perspectives

Medical Humanities

Dr Elizabeth Hurren

  • History of the Medical Marketplace
  • History of Childbirth and Reproduction
  • History of Disputed Bodies in 21st Century Biomedicine
  • History of Courtship and Love in the 18th and 19th Centuries
  • The Politician’s Child and their Mental Well-Being in the Public Eye of Modern Britain
  • History of the Church of England and Building Conservation

Dr Angela Muir

  • History of the body c. 1600-1850
  • History of sex and sexuality
  • Childbirth and birth control
  • Legal/medical history

Medieval History

Dr James Bothwell

  • Later Medieval English History (c.1200-c.1450), esp.
  • High Politics
  • Monarchy, Nobility and Gentry
  • Aristocratic Women
  • Charity and Giving

Dr Richard Jones

  • Medieval Countryside, c. 400-1500
  • Settlement and Landscape Change
  • Perceptions of Landscape and the Natural World
  • Individual, Group, and Regional Identity
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to the Medieval Landscape, particularly Integration of History and Archaeology

Professor Joanna Story

  • Early Medieval Europe
  • Carolingian Francia
  • Anglo-Saxon England
  • Early medieval manuscript studies and epigraphy

Dr Jan Vandeburie

  • (Southern) Europe and the Medieval Mediterranean c. 1100 - c. 1350, especially: 
  • Interactions between East and West, crusades, pilgrimage and travel writing.
  • The papacy, popular religion and heresy in Italy, France, and the Low Countries.
  • Manuscript studies, transmission of knowledge, medieval languages, medieval universities.

Modern American History

Dr James Campbell

  • Slavery in the Americas
  • Nineteenth century US political and social history, including the Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Crime and punishment in the United States and comparative perspectives, especially the death penalty

Dr Elizabeth Clapp

  • American Women's and Gender History, particularly those focused on the 19th century
  • 19th-century American social reform, including anti-slavery, temperance and social welfare reform
  • 19th-century American women and politics, including the women’s rights and suffrage movements

Professor John Coffey

  • Protestantism in Britain and America, esp. 17th-century Puritanism and 18th-century Evangelicalism
  • Slavery and anti-slavery in the Protestant Atlantic world, inc. the career of William Wilberforce

Dr Ian Harris

  • American Revolution

Dr Andrew Johnstone

  • 20th-century US Political and Diplomatic History
  • Presidency of Franklin Roosevelt, particularly the Second World War
  • The US and the Vietnam War

Dr Zoe Knox

  • Religious movements in twentieth century America
  • Religion and the Cold War
  • History of evangelicalism and premillenialism in modern America, especially the Jehovah’s Witnesses

Professor George Lewis

  • US Race Relations and Southern Politics
  • The Civil Rights Movement, White Supremacy and Resistance, and the "New Conservatism"
  • Un-Americans, and competing ideas of un-Americanism and Americanism

Dr Deborah Toner

  • Mexican history
  • Race and nation-building in 19th-century Mexico and the United States
  • The history of alcohol and drinking: global and comparative perspectives

Modern British and European History

Dr Bernard Attard

  • Modern British financial history
  • Britain in the world economy

Dr Svenja Bethke

  • The Holocaust and WW II
  • Modern Jewish History
  • Everyday (Jewish) life during the Holocaust
  • Modern criminal and legal history
  • Clothing and fashion history in Modern Europe and Palestine/Israel
  • Modern German and Eastern European History (particularly Poland and the Soviet Union)

Professor Krista Cowman

  • Women's political activism in Britain c.1890-1990
  • Suffrage
  • Women in World War One
  • Second Wave Feminism
  • British socialism

Dr Ian Harris

  • Intellectual History, esp. history of political thought and history of international relations theory to the present, including ideas of gender.
  • Historiography
  • British politics from 1700 to 1914
  • History of texts

Dr Sally Horrocks

  • Social, economic and cultural history of Britain since 1900
  • History of modern science and technology
  • Oral History
  • Gender history, especially relating to work, careers and organisations
  • British industrial history since 1900
  • British agriculture since 1945

Dr Zoe Knox

  • 20th century Russian history, particularly religion in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia
  • History of Orthodox churches in communist Eastern Europe
  • History of Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide
  • History of religious minorities in modern Europe

Dr Alex Korb

  • Holocaust and World War Two
  • Nazi Germany/German history prior to 1945.
  • The history of war and violence
  • Comparative genocide studies
  • Comparative studies of Fascism
  • South-eastern European history and Balkan studies

Dr James Moore

  • Victorian and Edwardian social and economic history
  • Victorian and Edwardian art and cultural history
  • The history of museums
  • Political parties and elections in Britain during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
  • Popular politics and social movements
  • The history of Liberalism and Liberal theory

Dr Paul Moore

  • History of the Weimar Republic
  • History of Nazi Germany
  • History of Post-1945 Germany
  • History of the media and propaganda
  • Interwar Europe

Dr Angela Muir

  • Social and cultural history of Britain c. 1600-1850

Urban History

Dr Zoë Groves

  • African Urban History
  • Cities in Southern Africa
  • Colonial and Postcolonial Cities

Dr Sally Horrocks

  • Leicester and the East Midlands since 1900

Dr Prashant Kidambi

  • Economic, political and social history of modern South Asia, c. 1750-1950
  • Colonial urbanism
  • Social history of sport
  • British imperialism in Africa, Australia, and Asia

Dr Toby Lincoln

  • Economic, Political, and social history of modern China
  • Chinese urban history and industrialisation

Dr James Moore

  • The government and management of cities
  • Urban social and environmental problems
  • Modern conservation and heritage practice

Professor Roey Sweet

  • Social and cultural history from the early modern period to 19th century
  • Urban history (early modern period to 19th century)
  • History of travel in Britain, Europe and Asia (early modern period to 19th century)
  • Antiquarianism and the reception of the past (early modern period to 19th century)
  • Gender history (early modern period to 19th century)