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Holger Afflerbach, Professor of Central European History

+44 (0) 113 34 36457

German, Italian and Austrian history 19th / 20th centuries; History of International Relations; Military history of the First and Second World Wars; Naval and Atlantic History
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Peter Anderson, Lecturer in Twentieth Century European History

Twentieth century Spanish history; the Spanish Civil War; the Francoist repression; humanitarianism and the Spanish Civil War.
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Julia Barrow, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies / Professor in Medieval Studies

+44 (0)113 343 4394

Medieval ecclesiastical history 8th-13th century (particularly England); clergy; bishops and episcopal administration; charters; forged charters; historical writing.
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Robert D. Black, Professor of Renaissance History

The Italian Renaissance; Florentine history; 15th-century Italian historiography; Renaissance education.
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Regina Lee Blaszczyk, Chair in the History of Business and Society

(0044)-0113-34-33613

History of capitalism; history of innovation; consumer culture in comparative perspective; history of design, fashion, colour, and retailing.
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Melanie Brunner, Lecturer in Medieval Studies / Project Editor, International Medieval Bibliography

+44 (0)113 343 3615

Lecturer in Medieval Studies and Project Editor, International Medieval Bibliography.
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Adam Cathcart, Lecturer in Chinese History

+44 (0)113 34 33585

Specialises in contemporary Chinese history, with a geographic focus on Manchuria and research emphasis on Northeast Asian interactions in the early Cold War (1945-1960).
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Malcolm Chase, Professor of Social History

+44 (0)113 34 33183

Radical and labour movements in Britain (late 18th & 19th century); Agrarianism and land reform (late 18th to 20th century); The history of environmentalism (mid-20th century);
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Marta Cobb, Teaching Fellow / Senior Congress Officer, International Medieval Congress

Late Middle English literature, especially Langland, Chaucer and Chaucer reception, Female mysticism, including Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich, Heritage management and education, The portrayal of witchcraft in literature, medieval to modern
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Catherine Coombs, Teaching Fellow in Modern Indian and Colonial History

0113 343 3159

Modern Indian History; the colonial state and the end of empire; memory and narrative of partition; Indian Civil Service notions of masculinity.
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Kate Dossett, Senior Lecturer in American History

+44 (0)113 34 33288

Women's and Gender History; U.S. History; African American Cultural History; The Harlem Renaissance; Black Theatre.
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Shane Doyle, Senior Lecturer in Modern African History

+44 (0)113 34 33655

Modern African History; Imperial History; Demographic History; Medical History; Environmental History
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William Flynn, Lecturer in Medieval Latin

+44 (0)113 343 3723

Interactions among liturgy, music and theology; elementary music and grammar instruction to 1200; music and Latin palaeography; music theory to 1300; Hildegard of Bingen.
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Matthew Frank, Associate Professor in International History

+44 (0)113 34 34470

20th Century European History, esp. Central and Eastern Europe; Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War; Politics of forced migration: ethnic cleansing and population transfers;
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William Gould, Professor of Indian History

0113 343 3612

Modern Indian History; Hindu nationalism, the Congress in north India, corruption/anti-corruption and the state in India, 'Criminal/Denotified Tribes'
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Simon Hall, Senior Lecturer in American History

+44 (0)113 34 33596

History of the United States; the American South; the civil rights movement; post-1945 social and political history.
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Raphael Hallett, Associate Professor in Early Modern History

+44 (0)113 34 33588

Early Modern Intellectual and Cultural History; The Scientific Revolution; Religious Competition and Co-operation in Europe 1500-1750; Critical Theory and Historiography
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James Harris, Senior Lecturer in Modern European History

+44 (0)113 34 33591

Modern Russian History; The Stalinist political system; Interwar Europe; Anti-liberal ideas
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Will Jackson, Lecturer in Imperial History

0113 343 8546

British Empire, Kenya Colony. Social history of distressed white settlers and the wider cultural history of settler society
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Emilia Jamroziak, Senior Lecturer in Medieval History, Deputy Director of the IMS, Programme Director, MA in Medieval Studies and MA in Medieval History

+44 (0)113 343 3592

Medieval British and European religious history 12-15th c.; Cistercian order, frontiers and borders in medieval Europe.
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Laura King, Research Fellow

0113 3430272

Research Fellow with interests in the history of fatherhood, gender and the family in twentieth-century Britain
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Kevin Linch, Associate Professor of Modern History

+44 (0)113 34 33584

War, society, and culture in Britain 1688-1840; Britain’s armed forces; conflicts in the long eighteenth century, especially the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
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Graham Loud, Professor of Medieval History; Head of School of History

+44 (0)113 343 3601

The Normans in southern Italy (and more generally south Italian history 10-13th century, especially social and ecclesiastical); papal history and Italian ecclesiastical history,10th-13th centuries.
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Andrea Major, Associate Professor in Wider World History

+44 (0)113 34 31829

Colonial encounter between Britain and India; East India Company rule c. 1757-1857; sati (widow-burning), slavery, child marriage and age of consent, missionary activity and missionary writing
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Iona McCleery, Lecturer in Medieval History

+44 (0)113 343 4500

Medieval Iberian History; history of medieval medicine; healing miracles; medieval food and eating.
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Alan V. Murray, Senior Lecturer in Medieval Studies and Editorial Director, International Medieval Bibliography

+44 (0)113 343 3617

The Crusades and the Latin East, Medieval Warfare, Tournaments and Chivalry, The Medieval Baltic Region History and Literature of Medieval Germany.
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Mark B. Smith, Lecturer in Modern History

+44 (0)113 34 38400

The history of imperial Russia and the Soviet Union (1800s-1980s); The origins and development of welfare states since the 19th century; Transnational links between East and West in Cold War Europe
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Edward Spiers, Professor of Strategic Studies

+44 (0)113 34 33581

Army and society in the 19th and 20th centuries; Contemporary strategic thought; Chemical and biological warfare
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Martin Thornton, Senior Lecturer in International History and Politics

+44 (0)113 34 33600

North America and foreign policy in the 20th century; Imperial and Colonial History as related to Canada and Great Britain.
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Steven W. Tolliday, Professor of Economic and Social History

+44 (0)113 34 34474

20th century Japanese economic history; Economic and social history of Britain and Europe since 1945; Business history; Labour history
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Rachel E. Utley, Lecturer in International History Director of Admissions for the School of History

+44 (0)113 34 33609

UK foreign policy under Margaret Thatcher; French and European security and defence policies; French external relations and military interventions during the Fifth Republic; Peace operations
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Geoffrey Waddington, Senior Lecturer in International History

+44 (0)113 34 33605

International history between the wars; German foreign policy 1933-1945; Axis diplomacy in World War Two
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Ian Wood, Professor of Early Medieval History

+44 (0)113 343 3594

Late Roman culture; Barbarian kingdoms of the Dark Ages: Anglo-Saxon sculpture: Northumbrian monasticism: eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century historiography of the Barbarian Invasions.
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