History

Early Modern History

Dr Nigel Aston

  • History of Religion in Western Europe, 1660-1830
  • The French Revolution
  • Royalty, Courtiers, and Aristocrats in 18th Century Europe

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

Professor David Gentilcore

  • Social and Cultural History of Italy 1400 to 1800, particularly the Reception of the Catholic Reformation
  • Social History of Medicine in Early Modern Europe
  • History of Food and Diet in Early Modern Europe

Dr Ian Harris

  • 18th Century British Politics and Literature
  • American History

Professor Andrew Hopper 

  • The religious, political, social and cultural history of seventeenth-century England
  • The British Civil Wars and Interregnum
  • Military welfare: maimed soldiers, war widows and orphans
  • The memory of the British Civil Wars
  • Elite honour, defamation and duelling
  • Civil War Petitions
  • Court of Chivalry

Professor Steven King

  • History of poverty and welfare in Britain and Europe 1600 to the present.
  • Histories of female emancipation.
  • Histories of clothing 1500 to the present.
  • Histories of courtship and marriage in Europe 1500 to the 1960s.
  • Historical demography of Britain and Europe.
  • Histories of family medical care, dosing, drugs and drug companies.
  • Histories of literacy in Britain and Europe.
  • Doctor-patient relationships 1600 to the present.
  • The NHS
  • Physical and mental impairment and histories of disability.
  • Histories of old age and childhood.
  • Histories of the family

Dr Angela Muir

  • History of poverty and welfare in Britain and Europe 1600 to the present.
  • Histories of female emancipation.
  • Histories of clothing 1500 to the present.
  • Histories of courtship and marriage in Europe 1500 to the 1960s.
  • Historical demography of Britain and Europe.
  • Histories of family medical care, dosing, drugs and drug companies.
  • Histories of literacy in Britain and Europe.
  • Doctor-patient relationships 1600 to the present.
  • The NHS
  • Physical and mental impairment and histories of disability.
  • Histories of old age and childhood.
  • Histories of the family

Professor Roey Sweet

  • Eighteenth century social and cultural history
  • Early modern /18th century urban history
  • History of travel
  • Antiquarianism and the study of the past

English Local History

Professor Andrew Hopper

  • Local identities and parish conflict in early modern England
  • The impact of civil war on local communities
  • Regional and local allegiances during the British Civil Wars
  • Ministers and their congregations in the seventeenth century
  • Civil War Petitions

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 Steven King

  • History of poverty and welfare in Britain and Europe 1600 to the present
  • Histories of female emancipation
  • Histories of clothing 1500 to the present
  • Histories of courtship and marriage in Europe 1500 to the 1960s
  • Historical demography of Britain and Europe
  • Histories of family medical care, dosing, drugs and drug companies
  • Histories of literacy in Britain and Europe
  • Doctor-patient relationships 1600 to the present
  • The NHS
  • Physical and mental impairment and histories of disability
  • Histories of old age and childhood.
  • Histories of the family

Dr Angela Muir

  • History of poverty and welfare in Britain and Europe 1600 to the present
  • Histories of female emancipation
  • Histories of clothing 1500 to the present
  • Histories of courtship and marriage in Europe 1500 to the 1960s
  • Historical demography of Britain and Europe
  • Histories of family medical care, dosing, drugs and drug companies
  • Histories of literacy in Britain and Europe
  • Doctor-patient relationships 1600 to the present
  • The NHS
  • Physical and mental impairment and histories of disability
  • Histories of old age and childhood
  • Histories of the family

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
  • Crime, punishment and criminal justice in the United States and the Caribbean
  • African American history

Dr Zoë Groves

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

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 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

Professor David Gentilcore

  • Disease and Healing, in Italy and the Rest of Europe, 1450-1900
  • Medical Ideologies and Medical Practices
  • Patient-Practitioner Relationship and the Patient’s View of Illness
  • Medical Pluralism (Popular, Religious, Academic Medicine)
  • Medical Regulation (Protomedicato Tribunals, Colleges of Physicians, Health Boards)
  • Charlatans and Charlatanism
  • Dietary Literature and Health Manuals
  • Changing Patterns in Food, Diet, and Health
  • Reception and Impact of New World Plants

Professor Andrew Hopper

  • Mortality, medical care and military welfare during and after the British Civil Wars
  • Civil War Petitions

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

Professor Steven King

  • History of poverty and welfare in Britain and Europe 1600 to the present.
  • Histories of female emancipation.
  • Histories of clothing 1500 to the present.
  • Histories of courtship and marriage in Europe 1500 to the 1960s.
  • Historical demography of Britain and Europe.
  • Histories of family medical care, dosing, drugs and drug companies.
  • Histories of literacy in Britain and Europe.
  • Doctor-patient relationships 1600 to the present.
  • The NHS
  • Physical and mental impairment and histories of disability.
  • Histories of old age and childhood.
  • Histories of the family

Dr Angela Muir

  • English and Welsh social and cultural history c. 1650-1850
  • Illegitimacy
  • Courtship and marriage
  • Co-habitation
  • Childbirth, maternity care and midwifery
  • Poverty and the old poor law (particularly gendered aspects)
  • Crime, deviance and gender
  • History of the body
  • History of medicine

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
  • Crime, punishment and criminal justice in the United States and the Caribbean
  • African American history

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 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

Dr 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 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 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 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)

Dr Richard Butler

  • Economic, political, social and cultural history of modern Ireland
  • History of architecture and of the built environment in modern Ireland
  • History of architecture in Britain, Europe, and of former European colonies, especially India
  • History of the Roman Catholic church, especially in the twentieth century
  • Transnational political and social history
  • Crime and punishment

Professor Simon Gunn

  • History of English Cities in the 19th and 20th Centuries, especially the Industrial Cities
  • Relationship of Historical Studies with Social and Cultural Theory

Dr Sally Horrocks

  • British industry in the 20th century
  • Gender history
  • History of science and technology in the 20th century
  • Oral history and use of moving image sources

Professor Steven King

  • History of poverty and welfare in Britain and Europe 1600 to the present.
  • Histories of female emancipation.
  • Histories of clothing 1500 to the present.
  • Histories of courtship and marriage in Europe 1500 to the 1960s.
  • Historical demography of Britain and Europe.
  • Histories of family medical care, dosing, drugs and drug companies.
  • Histories of literacy in Britain and Europe.
  • Doctor-patient relationships 1600 to the present.
  • The NHS
  • Physical and mental impairment and histories of disability.
  • Histories of old age and childhood.
  • Histories of the family

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 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

  • English and Welsh social and cultural history c. 1650-1850
  • Illegitimacy
  • Courtship and marriage
  • Co-habitation
  • Childbirth, maternity care and midwifery
  • Poverty and the old poor law (particularly gendered aspects)
  • Crime, deviance and gender
  • History of the body
  • History of medicine

Dr Claudia Prestel

  • Central European Jewish History, especially Social and Women’s History
  • Issues of Gender and Memory in the context of Palestinian History
  • Modern Jewish History
  • Middle Eastern History, in particular Palestine Studies and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Urban History

Dr Richard Butler

  • Economic, political, social and cultural history of modern Ireland
  • History of architecture and of the built environment in modern Ireland
  • History of architecture in Britain, Europe, and of former European colonies, especially India
  • History of the Roman Catholic church, especially in the twentieth century
  • Transnational political and social history
  • Crime and punishment

Professor Simon Gunn

  • History of English Cities in the 19th and 20th centuries, especially the industrial cities
  • Relationship of historical studies with social and cultural theory

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

Professor Roey Sweet

  • Eighteenth-century social and cultural history
  • Early modern/18th-century urban history
  • History of travel
  • Antiquarianism and the study of the past