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Dr Vincent Trott

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer in History
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • School of Hist, Rel St, Soc, SP&C
  • History
  • vincent.trott

Professional biography

I recieved a BA in History from the University of Manchester in 2008, and an MA in History from Queen Mary University of London in 2010. I then embarked on a collaborative doctoral degree with the Open University and the Britsh Library, completing my thesis in 2014. Since then I have worked for the Museum of London, in addition to teaching Book History at Oxford Brookes University. I returned to the Open University as Lecturer in early 2017.

Research interests

My research interests lie in the field of modern British History, with a particular focus on the cultural history of the First World War, and on the history of publishing and reading. My forthcoming monograph, Publishers, Readers and the Great War (Bloomsbury, 2017), discusses the role played by the publishing industry in constructing the popular memory of the First World War in Britain.


  • Publishers, Readers and The Great War: Literature and Memory since 1918 (forthcoming, Bloomsbury, 2017).
  • ‘“The market is getting flooded with them”: Richard Aldington’s Death of a Hero and the War Books Boom’, in Nicola Wilson (ed.), The Book World: Selling and Distributing Literature: 1900 – 1940 (Brill, 2016)
  • Book Review: Robert Tombs and Emile Chabal (eds), Britain and France in Two World Wars: Truth, Myth and Memory (2014). Published on the IHR’s Reviews in History website.
  • ‘Remembering War, Resisting Myth: Veteran Autobiographies and the Great War in the Twenty-First Century’, The Journal of War and Culture Studies 6/4 (2013).


Remembering War, Resisting Myth: Veteran Autobiographies and the Great War in the Twenty-first Century (2013)
Trott, Vincent Andrew
Journal of War & Culture Studies, 6(4) (pp. 328-342)
"The market is flooded with them": Richard Aldington's Death of a Hero and the War Books Boom (2016-06)
Trott, Vincent
In: Wilson, Nicola ed. The Book World: Selling and Distributing British Literature, 1900 - 1940 (95 -116)
ISBN : 9789004315860 | Publisher : Brill | Published : Leiden

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