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Enrico Acciai, Marie Curie Fellow

+44 (0)113 34 39472

Dr Acciai is a Marie Curie Fellow with interests in war volunteering, Spanish Civil War, Antifascism, Anarchism, Spanish and Italian history in the twentieth-century.
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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, Associate Professor in Twentieth Century European History

Dr. Peter Anderson is a specialist in the history and memory of the Spanish Civil War with particular interests in political violence, complicity, humanitarianism and the International Brigades.
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Nir Arielli, Associate Professor of International History Director of International History and Politics

0113 34 30227

Associate Professor of International History
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Christiane Askirk, MA War and Strategy

After spending an Erasmus year in Leeds, Christiane returned to complete her MA.
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Simon Ball, Chair of International History and Politics Director of Research in History

(0)113 343 1094

Chair of International History and Politics
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Sian Ballett, BA History (2010)

Recent graduate Sian tells us about her time at Leeds, her history internship and her career plans for the future.
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Alex Bamji, Associate Professor of Early Modern History

+44 (0)113 34 33602

Early modern Italy; cultural, religious and urban history; history of medicine.
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Darren Barber, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: The Heirs of Alcuin: Educational Standards and Career Advancement in Ninth-Century Carolingian Europe
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Manuel Barcia, Professor of Latin American History Pro-Dean International. Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

0113 343 4476

African slavery and slave trade in the Atlantic World; forms of slave resistance in the Americas (particularly Cuba and Brazil).
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Sara Barker, Lecturer in Early Modern History

+44 (0)113 343 8400

Early Modern France, especially late sixteenth and early seventeenth century: history of printing, books and news, particularly international works and translation; the European Reformation.
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Julia Barrow, 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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Janette Bereza, Student Education Service Officer

+44 (0) 113 34 36770

Responsible for general students queries, module enrolment, study year abroad, attendance monitoring.
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Claude Berube, PG Researcher

Thesis: Born to rule the seas: The 1830s and the genesis of the U.S Navy as a professional, global power
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Nigel Bibby, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: Vernacular proverb collections in Medieval Britain: Their contents, structure, purpose and inter-relationships
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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, Leadership Chair in the History of Business and Society, and Professor of Business History

+44 (0)113 34 33613

Global, British, and American business history with a cultural twist; consumer society in the US and UK; history of design, innovation, fashion, colour, marketing, and retailing; the chemical industry
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Eilis Boyle, PG Researcher

Examining care provision and experiences of care for physically and psychologically-wounded veterans in interwar Britain, with a focus on the relationship between gender, stigma and care.
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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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John Chartres, Retired Professor of Economic and Social History

+44 (0)113 34 34500

Early modern British social and economic history; The long 18th-century, especially the history of tastes, vices and consumer goods; British agrarian history
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Matthew Cheetham, PG Researcher

Thesis: From tactical to strategic: Changes to the Royal Navy's administration and use, 1793-1815
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John Childs, Emeritus Professor of Military History

British and European military history from the 16th to the 20th centuries; 17th- century Britain; the Glorious Revolution.
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Wendy Childs, Emeritus Professor of Later Medieval History

Medieval European economic history, particularly international trade; England in the 13th and 14th centuries
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Jesús F. Cháirez-Garza, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

+44 (0)113 343 9730

Global intellectual history; late colonial India; untouchability; caste; Dalit studies, modern Mexico, pragmatism; race; mestizaje; nationalism, space, violence, affect and emotion.
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Hannah Coates, PG Researcher

PhD student interested in early modern political culture. Currently researching the political thought of Sir Francis Walsingham.
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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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Gillian Cookson, Honorary Research Fellow

Industrial history, particularly engineering and textiles, and especially the industries of northern England in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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Cathy Coombs, Lecturer in History (Teaching/Scholarship); Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence Teaching Enhancement Project Co-Leader

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; innovative pedagogy and assessment; student support
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Alex Cummins, MA by Research (2010)

Alex discusses how undertaking an MA by research has prepared him for postgraduate research study.
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Luke Daly-Groves, WRoCAH PG Researcher

My PhD thesis analyses Anglo-American intelligence rivalry and cooperation in occupied Germany and is funded by the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) and the AHRC.
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Jacob Henry Deacon, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: Living by the Sword: Fencing Masters and the Teaching of Martial Arts in Medieval and Early Modern England
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Gina Denton, Lecturer in U.S. History

+44 (0)113 343 0677

Modern U.S. History; Women’s and Gender History; African American History; Social Protest Movements; the Long 1960s; Maternalist Movements; Feminist Histories and Archives
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Joshua Doble, History PG Researcher

Kenya and Northern Rhodesia's European settlers; decolonisation; social and political history of white settlement; race and gender; history of intimacy; history of emotions
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Kate Dossett, Associate Professor of U.S. History

+44 (0)113 34 33288

Women and Gender History; U.S. History; African American History; The Harlem Renaissance; Black Theatre; Feminist Archives
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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; History of Sexuality
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Claire Eldridge, Associate Professor in Modern European History

History of modern France & the French empire; history of colonial & postcolonial Algeria; histories of immigration & race in France; memory studies; history of settler colonialism; the First World War
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Samuel Ellis, PG Researcher & Tutor

“Neither the Hills nor Rivers will Obstruct:” Revisiting East India Company/Himalayan Expeditions and Encounters
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Danny Evans, Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for the History of Ibero-America

Danny's research focuses on anarchism in the Spanish revolution and civil war. His interests include the contested process of state reconstruction, the role of women and internationalism.
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Sean Fear, Lecturer in International History and Politics

0113 3439472

Vietnam, Southeast Asia, Global Cold War, United States Foreign Relations
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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 theory to 1300; Abelard's works for Heloise's Paraclete; Hildegard of Bingen
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Sarah Foster, School Manager

+44 (0)113 34 33580

Office Manager HR, Induction of new staff, Financial planning, Medium to Long-term planning, School Strategy, School calendar, ISS User Representative, Health & Safety
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Steven Foster, Religious History PG Researcher

Thesis: Subject to the Higher Powers:The Reception of Romans 13:1-7 during the English Reformation.
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Alex Fox, BA History (International), Graduated 2010

Alex graduated in 2012 with a BA in History (International). He tells us his reasons for choosing Leeds, offers his advice to future students and reflects on his time at Leeds.
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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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Sarah Gandee, Postgraduate Student and Tutor

Reimagining the 'Criminal Tribe': Refugees, Repeal and Reservations in India's Punjab, 1918-82
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Daniel Gascoigne, BA International History and Politics, MA Modern History (2017)

After completing his undergraduate degree in the School, Daniel decided to stay on and study for an MA.
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Rachael Gillibrand, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: The Materiality of Physical Impairment: Mobility & Daily Living Aids in the late Medieval West. Rachael is also interested in broader elements of the non-conformist body.
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Kaan Gorman, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: The Relationship between the Medieval English Laity and the Evolution of the Carthusian Order in England, c. 1178-1500.
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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 J. D. Green, Professor of Modern History

+44 (0)113 34 33604

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain; Yorkshire and the North; religious history; intellectual history
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Simon Hall, Professor of Modern History; Head of School of 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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James Harris, Professor 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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Andrew Holden, Student Education Service Officer (Taught Postgraduate)

+44 (0) 113 34 36763

Responsible for all areas of the School's Taught Postgraduate Provision.
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Benjamin Holt, WRoCAH PhD Student

Small Arms and the Shatter Zone: Northeast India, 1943-1992. The project is generously funded by the White Rose College for the Arts and Humanities.
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Purba Hossain, PhD Researcher and Postgraduate Tutor

Indentured Labour;19th Century Calcutta; Migration Networks; Coolies; Urban spaces; Colonial city; Print culture; Global debates on indenture and ‘free labour’
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Jessica Huckabey, PG Researcher

Thesis: The influence of Admiral Gorshkov and the US-Soviet naval rivalry upon American naval thought
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Will Jackson, Associate Professor of Imperial History; Director of Postgraduate Research

0113 343 8546

Imperial history; Settler colonial history; African history; Decolonisation; History of the Emotions; History of Psychiatry
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Emilia Jamroziak, Professor of Medieval Religious History, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3592

Medieval European and British religious history 12-15th c.; monasticism, frontiers and borders in medieval Europe.
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Jonathan Jarrett, Lecturer in Early Medieval History

0113 343 6745

Power and authority in the medieval world, especially on frontiers; the Frankish frontier in Spain (Catalonia), the Carolingian Empire, coinage and numismatics, diplomatic and humanities computing
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Marie Jones, Student Education Service Officer (Assessment)

+44 (0)113 343 3582

Assessment, mitigating circumstances, special circumstances, extensions, exam boards, disciplinary actions and attendance monitoring.
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Sami Kalliosaari, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: King and Emperor: the development of the ideology of sacred kingship in England and Ottonian Germany from the ninth to eleventh centuries
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Laura King, Associate Professor of Modern British History

0113 3439626

Interests in the history of health, gender, the family and the life cycle in everyday life in twentieth-century Britain
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Stephen King, PG Researcher and Postgraduate Tutor

Barracks to Billets: The Development of Military Accommodation in England 1750-1850
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Pushpa Kumbhat, PG Researcher in Modern History

Thesis: Education, social mobility and the inter-war labour movement: Building socialism or conforming to tradition? A British case study
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Bousayna Laoudy, BA History, MA Modern History (2017)

Bousayna moved from Gibraltar for her history undergraduate degree and decided to stay on for her MA. She hopes to complete her PhD here too.
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Katie Lee, Student Education Service Officer (Research Postgraduate)

+44 (0)113 343 8747

Responsible for all aspects of research postgraduate admissions and on-course support.
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Melanie Leyland, Student Education Service Officer (Postgraduate)

+44 (0)113 343 8747

Responsible for Taught Postgraduate admissions for the School of History and Institute for Medieval Studies
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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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Becky Lindley, MA in Social and Cultural History

Becky Lindley graduated with an MA in Social and Cultural History. She reflects on her time at Leeds and talks about the fantastic range of modules and resources that were available to her.
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Jack Litchfield, IMS PG Researcher & Tutor

Medieval Chivalry; Middle English Romance; Medieval Bodies; Treatment of Wounds and Consideration of Age in Chivalric Culture.
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Graham Loud, Professor of Medieval 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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Daniel Lyons, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: 12th Century decoration of St Mary's Church, Gloucestershire.Bibliography: My interest in all things medieval sprang from a love of wending my way along the highways and byways of Merry England, visiting all the churches along the route and sto
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Alan MacLeod, Lecturer in Modern British History.

+44 (0)113 34 32892

Twentieth century British history; history of the British intelligence services; the conflict in Northern Ireland; post-war British politics.
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Andrea Major, Professor in Colonial History

+44 (0)113 34 31829

British Colonial and South Asian History; East India Company; sati (suttee); slavery and abolition; social and gender issues; colonial philanthropy, Indian indentured labour.
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Manuel Malagon-Fajar, PhD Student

Governmental Efficiency vs. Naval Effectiveness. Manoeuvres, estimates and the transformation of the Royal Navy, 1884-1904
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Nathatai Manadee, PG Researcher

Thesis: European influences at the genesis of the continental army and the United States armed services in the late Eighteenth to early Nineteenth centuries
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Andrea Mancini, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: Preaching and Penance in the Age of Observance. The Summa Confessorum of Nicholas of Osimo and the Economic Ethics of Observant Francisans in Late Middle Ages
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Addi Manolopoulou, Management Support Assistant and PA to Dr Simon Hall (Head of School)

0113 34 33608

Management Support Assistant and PA to Dr Simon Hall (Head of School)
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Lauren McCarthy, Postgraduate Research Student

Exploring support for animal welfare and animal rights amongst Black American social justice activists, in the nineteenth and twentieth century United States.
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Iona McCleery, Associate Professor 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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Brian Mccrary, PG Researcher

Thesis: Politics, personalities, purpose and propaganda: Sustaining the US Marine Corps' mission and birth of the Fleet Marine Force, 1898-1939
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Lauren McDonald, MA Race and Resistance

MA student Lauren talks about the supportive environment in the School.
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Katie McElvanney, BA History and Russian B

Find out how Katie spent her year abroad in Moscow and which societies she is a member of.
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Fraser McNair, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow

Territorial principalities, ideological bases of claims about authority, development of medieval political thought, problems of medieval biography, life histories and long term change processes.
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Keith Milne, PhD Student

The Paris Parlement and public opinion 1774-1790
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Harry Milton, BA History Undergraduate Intern

Harry tells us why he thinks Leeds 'has been better' than he expected and how he is looking forward to starting his internship in the School of History.
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Alexia Moncrieff, Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Men, Women & Care Project

Medical care in and after the First World War; History of Sexuality; Gender History; Imperial History; 20th Century Australia
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Sharon Moore, PhD Student

Joint US Army-Marine operations in the Pacific in World War II
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Daniele Morossi, IMS PG Researcher

Venice, the Byzantine Empire and Norman Southern Italy (11th-12th centuries); Byzantium and the West (11th-12th centuries); Venetian Mediterranean trade (11th-12th centuries)
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Liam Morris, PhD Student

Memory of the Spanish Civil War; the movement for the 'recovery of historical memory' in Spain; twentieth-century and contemporary Spain
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Lauren Mottle, PhD Student

Analysing how the anti-war activism of active-duty soldiers and Vietnam-veterans reconfigured long-standing ‘truths’ about the relationship between soldiering, masculinity, citizenship and patriotism
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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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Axel E W Müller, Director, International Medieval Congress

+44 (0)113 343 3614

Origins of firepower; Late medieval fields of conflict, the reception of the Middle Ages from the 18th century to the present day (in heritage industries, film, TV, fiction and everyday life).
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Tolly Oram, BA Economics and History (International)

Joint Honours student Tolly spent a year abroad in California
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Ioannis Papadopoulos, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: The Idea of Rome in Late Antiquity, The Concept of Utopia in the Late Roman Empire, The Idea of the City - Public Space and the Sacred in Rome During Late Antiquity
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Stephen Parry, PhD Student

The History of Iron and Steel Making in Port Talbot Since 1900
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Simone Pelizza, PhD Student and Postgraduate Tutor

The Genesis of the Heartland Theory: Sir Halford Mackinder and the Defense of the British Empire (1895-1914)
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Guy Perry, Teaching Fellow in Medieval History and Deputy Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3601

French-speaking aristocracy, the Mediterranean and the Crusades
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Francesca Petrizzo, IMS PG Researcher

The Normans in Southern Italy and Syria, the Crusades, the Hauteville Family, Family History, Military History, Gender History.


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Joanna Phillips, Management Support Officer

0113 34 30603

Responsibility for HR support for the School and the H & S Co-ordinator. Provide support for the Research Team and IMS.
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Liam Physick, PG Researcher

Thesis: The experience of slave soldiers in the war of independence in New York state and the Mexican region of Corboda
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Ceri Pitches, Network Facilitator Rethinking Reform 900-1150

0113 343 2273

My AHRC-funded PhD research was in collaboration with the Science Museum Group, exploring performance perspectives on its Explainer role and tracing its lineage to C19 science lecturing practices.
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Thomas Pollard, BA Economics and History

Find out why Thomas chose to study Economics and History at Leeds and what he gained from his undergraduate internship in the School of History.
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Giovanni Pozzetti, PhD Candidate and Postgraduate Tutor

Thesis: "Diet, health and identity in early modern England and Italy: A comparative study of the application and understanding of Galenic principles"
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Fay Rajaratnam, BA History

Fay tells us why she chose history at Leeds, her course so far, and about her history internship.
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Katherine Rawling, Wellcome Trust ISSF Fellow in Medical Humanities

My research project Photomania: Anxiety, The Camera, and Diseases of Modernity in Britain examines the relationship between photography and health and well-being from 1850 onwards.
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Adam Richardson, Teaching Fellow in International History

+44 (0)113 343 1526

International History between the wars; the British Foreign Office 1918-1950; British foreign policy; Britain and Europe
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Claudia Rogers, WRoCAH PhD Student in History

First encounter between Europeans and Indigenous groups in the Caribbean & Mesoamerica; comparative history; Indigenous histories; subaltern voices; identity; cultural intermediaries; space
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Bethany Rowley, PG Researcher

Thesis: Charity, Rehabilitation and Religion: The Experience of Disabled Veterans In Britain After The First World War
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Jonathan Saha, Associate Professor of Southeast Asian History

+44 (0)113 34 33544

Nineteenth and twentieth-century colonialism in Southeast Asia, focusing particularly on British Burma
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Florence Scott, Postgraduate Researcher

I am undertaking a PhD in Medieval Studies, entitled ‘Queenship and Conquest in Eleventh-Century England’.
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Emily Sharp, Masters by Research student

War memory of the Second World War in Singapore: Australian, British and Singaporean perspectives.
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Alexander Nicholas Shaw, WRoCAH PhD Researcher

My PhD looks at British intelligence in Singapore during the period of the early Cold War and Malayan Emergency. This is funded by the White Rose College for the Arts and Humanities and AHRC.
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Trevor Russell Smith, IMS PG Researcher and Postgraduate Tutor Currently LHRI Post-Doctoral Fellow

Thesis: National Identity, Propaganda, and the Ethics of War in English Historical Literature, 1327–77
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Michael Spence, Visiting Research Fellow

My main areas of interest are: medieval record-keeping; early documentary history of Northern England; economic history of northern monasteries, manuscript digitisation and digital humanities
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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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Lucy Taylor, PhD Student

My current research revolves around the relationship between constructed understandings of 'masculinities', and young men's engagement in violence in Northern Uganda since the pre-colonial era.
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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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Emily Kate Timms, BA English and History

Emily tells us about her history internship and why she chose Leeds.
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Ellis Tinios, Honorary Lecturer

The evolution of the illustrated book in Japan 1615-1912. The representation of China in Japan books and prints of the 18th and 19th centuries.
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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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Charlotte Tomlinson, WRoCAH PhD Researcher

A Million Forgotten Women: Propaganda and the Women’s Voluntary Services in Britain during the Second World War. My research is generously funded by the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities.
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Chris Toole, MA Modern History (2018)

Part-time student Chris returned to higher education after working for over 30 years to develop his interest in local history.
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Priscilla Truss, PhD Student

Primitive methodism in the Yorkshire Wolds
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Rachel E. Utley, Associate Professor in International 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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Panagis Varvitsiotis, PhD Student

The Greek-Italian war, October 1940 - April 1941
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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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Owen Walsh, PG Researcher

PhD student, researching "coloured cosmopolitanism" on the Pacific Coast c.1918-1941. My primary interests are in African American political and cultural history.
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Oscar Webber, PhD Student

Environmental history; responses to nature-induced disasters; British colonialism; 19th century Caribbean history.
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Melissa Welliver, BA English and History

History intern Melissa tells us why she chose a joint honours course at Leeds and what she hopes to gain from her internship.
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Romina Westphal, IMS PG Researcher

Tapestries of the Late Middle Ages; Political Potential of Art; Gender and Patronage of Art; Hero Topos and Tapestries in Courtly and Civic Contexts; West-Central Europe
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Becky Williams, Senior Student Education Officer (Quality Assurance and Programme Support)

+44(0)113 343 3610

Responsible for all areas of quality assurance and programme support.
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Ian Wood, Professor of Early Medieval History

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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Anthony Wright, Retired Professor of Ecclesiastical History

The history of the Papacy; The Counter-Reformation; Church and State in the early modern period
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Victoria Yuskaitis, IMS PG Researcher

Thesis: Anchorites in Shropshire: An Archaeological, Historical, and Literary Analysis of the Anchoritic Vocation
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