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Dr Vincent Trott

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer in History
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • School of Arts & Humanities
  • History
  • vincent.trott

Professional biography

I joined the OU History Department in 2017. Between 2015 and 2018, I was a lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, where I taught publishing and book history. I completed a collaborative doctoral degree, sponsored by the Open University and the British Library, in 2014. Before that, I studied for an MA in History at Queen Mary University of London, and I completed a BA in History at the University of Manchester. I have also worked in the museum sector, spending six years working part-time at the Museum of London.

Research interests

My research interests lie in the field of modern British and American history, with a particular focus on the cultural history of the First World War, and on the history of publishing, reading and print culture. I am also especially interested in memory studies, reception studies and the history of humour. My first book, Publishers, Readers and the Great War (Bloomsbury, 2017), discusses how the publishing industry shaped the popular memory of the First World War in Britain between 1918 and 2014. 

I have recently embarked on a new research project exploring humour, political satire and American print culture during the First World War.



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Teaching interests

I'm currently helping to produce a new module on the theme of revolutions, for which I'm authoring two units, one addressing the revolutionary consequences of the First World War, and another exploring the USA in the long 1960s.

I'm also a unit author for the module The British Isles and the Modern World, 1789-1914 (A225), and I'm a member of the module teams for The Arts Past and Present  (AA100) and Europe, 1914-1989: war, peace, modernity (A327).

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