Steering Committee:

Luc-André Brunet is Senior Lecturer in Contemporary International History. His research interests include the Second World War (particularly Vichy France and its foreign relations), anti-nuclear activism, and the end of the Cold War.

Frances Houghton is Lecturer in History. Her research interests include British veterans' experiences and memories of the Second World War, cultures of memory and commemoration, and medical care in the Royal Navy between 1939-1945. 

Annika Mombauer is Professor of Modern European History. Her research interests are in nineteenth and twentieth-century international history, in particular Imperial Germany and the origins of the First World War. She has published widely on German military planning in the years before the First World War.

Michael Reeve is Lecturer in Modern British History. His main research interests are related to wartime military and civilian welfare, health and well-being, and endurance and resilience, particularly during the First World War, but also during other major conflicts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His current project assesses the role of tobacco in Victorian and Edwardian discourses of wartime welfare, endurance and public health, as well as its uses and significance for service personnel and non-combatants in war environments.   

Vincent Trott is Senior Lecturer in History. His research interests focus on the history and memory of the First World War, and on the history of publishing and reading in the twentieth century. He is currently the relationship between humour and propaganda in the United States during the First World War.


Geoff Andrews (Politics and International Studies)
Hugh Beattie (Religious Studies)
Jovan Byford (Psychology)
Jamie Gaskarth (Politics and International Studies)
Karl Hack (History)
Sara Haslam (English and Creative Writing)
Edmund King (English and Creative Writing)
John Maiden (Religious Studies)
Kevin McSorley (Sociology)
John Slight (History)
Shafquat Towheed (English and Creative Writing)
John Wolffe (Religious Studies)

Affiliated PhD Students:

Gareth Bryant (History)
Sophie Dubillot (History)
Ann Gillan (History)
Phil Lines (History)