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Expertise: History

Prof Richard Bourke
I am an expert in the history of political thought, and specialise generally in Northern Ireland. I have also conducted research on eighteenth-century political thought, enlightenment intellectual history, ancient political thought, twentieth-century political ideas, political judgement, democracy and modern nationalism.

Prof Markman Ellis
18th century literature and thought; the gothic novel; slavery and empire in the 18th century; literary and political significance of sensibility and sentimentality; cultural history of the coffee house in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Dr James Ellison
Anglo-American relations since 1945; Britain and Europe since 1945.

Prof Alastair Owens
My background as a historical geographer and social and economic historian has informed my research on nineteenth and twentieth-century Britain, with a particular interest in Victorian London. Other areas of expertise include the provision of palliative care services in the UK, the historical and geographic contexts of wealth transmission and material culture with particular reference to class and gender.

Prof Julia Boffey
I continue to be interested in courtly verse, manuscript studies and the circulation of both literary and other writings. More recently, my research has explored the implications for textual production, transmission and reception brought about by the introduction of printing in England. I also study Chaucer and responses to his work.

Prof Christina Von Hodenberg
I have written widely on the social and cultural history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany. My first book was a collective biography of Prussian judges from 1815 to the revolution of 1848-49. I then moved to the history of working-class protest with my study of Germany's best-known workers? uprising, the 1844 revolt of Silesian weavers. In 2006, I published the first overview study of political journalism in West Germany between 1945 and 1973.

Dr Katherine Fleming
I am interested in the role of antiquity in modern intellectual thought, philosophy, and theory, from the late eighteenth century to the present. I have also conducted research on the politics of reception and the place of the ancient world in twentieth-century and contemporary literature

Dr Jonathan Smele
My research interests focus on late-imperial Russian and early Soviet history, with a particular emphasis on the revolutionary period (roughly 1881-1932). My recent and forthcoming publications have explored the multifaceted and multinational nature of the conflicts that wrecked the Russian Empire and helped form the Soviet Union in the period 1916 to 1926, placing them within the context of the global upheavals engendered by the First World War.

Prof Georgios Varouxakis
My work to date has concentrated on nineteenth-century political thought (British and French) with a particular emphasis on John Stuart Mill, and, to a lesser extent, Walter Bagehot, Matthew Arnold, Auguste Comte, Alexis de Tocqueville and Fran├žois Guizot. I have also worked on political thought on nationalism and cosmopolitanism, empire, and on intellectual history of ideas of 'Europe' and 'the West' and attitudes towards the EEC/EU.

Dr Daniel Peart
My research focuses on the relationship between Americans and their government in the early United States. My first book, Era of Experimentation: American Political Practices in the Early Republic, explores the diversity of American democracy during this formative period for the young nation. My new project is a study of US policymaking, specifically federal tariff policy, between the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

Dr David Brooks
My research includes modern British and modern French political history. This includes Victorian and Edwardian politics linking in to nineteenth and early twentieth-century British political history. Outside of this, my main academic responsibility has been the organisation of the annual Gladstone Conference, at the former prime minister's home at Hawarden.

Dr Thomas Asbridge
My interests lie predominantly in the study of crusades and medieval history.

Prof Virginia Davis
My research interests centre on the history of the medieval church and its relationship with society with particular reference to England c.1350-1540, drawing upon evidence from material culture as well as from written sources and utilising digital technologies to explore the material. Other interests include the English clergy in the late medieval ages, religion in the medieval household as well as women and religion.

Prolrd Peter Hennessy
My research interests range widely across all aspects of contemporary British History. I have concentrated in particular on Prime ministerial and Cabinet government and the hidden wiring of the British constitution. Other areas include the study of Cold War Britain, nuclear submarines and The Bomb.

Prof Mark White
I started my career as a specialist in US foreign relations. This has developed into a more general interest in the American presidency and US foreign policy in the Cold War and the post-Cold War era. My particular areas of interest include the Cuban missile crisis, issues of character and leadership and John F. Kennedy.

Dr Aoife Monks
I'm a theatre historian who studies the peculiarities of acting, in the form of star and virtuoso performances, 19th century Stage Irish and blackface minstrel performers, the role of fashion and costume in the star system, sentimentality, superstition and backstage cultures at the theatre, nudity onstage, and acting training and practice. I'm also interested in various forms and histories of popular Irishness, such as the work of Michael Flatley, Riverdance, St Patrick's Day Parades, Dion Boucicault, nationalist speeches from the dock and the Irish ballad. I write on performance and the law, examining how the law is performed onstage, and how the law is itself theatrical. I have a particular expertise in theatre costume, considering its relationship to systems of fashion, dress reform, archives and museums, actorly superstition and of course, asking the most important question: 'what should ghosts wear in performance?'

Dr Tristram Hunt
I am an intellectual and cultural historian, with a particular focus on the urban past. My initial work looked at the ideological development of Victorian civic pride - and its aesthetic and architectural representation. A focus on the history of Manchester led me to my next major project, a life of Friedrich Engels and his place within 19th century British thought. I continue to research the history of Marxism whilst pursuing new studies in the field of colonial cities. My latest book explores the history of the British Empire through its manifestation in the urban form, across both colonies and Great Britain.

Dr Madeleine Davis
My major research interest is in the history of socialist political thought in Britain. I have focused especially on the post-1956 British New Left, a current whose key thinkers included E.P. Thompson, John Saville, Stuart Hall, Raymond Williams, Ralph Milliband, Perry Anderson and Tom Nairn. An earlier strand of my work, arising from my time at ILAS, focused on the Pinochet case and its implications and effects, especially in terms of securing accountability for past human rights violations in countries that have undergone transitions from authoritarian rule.

Prof Merle Rubin
My research is broadly concerned with social relations and religious culture. This encompasses gender, family and community relations, Jewish-Christian relations, the cult of Mary and an analysis of European identities.

Dr Giuliano Maielli
My research interests revolve around issues of path dependence and evolutionary organisational and technological change. I am currently engaged in various research projects focusing on architectural knowledge and power across supply chains.

Dr Harrison Glancy
My main areas of interest are American and British film history. This includes research on Hollywood studios and stars, Anglo-American relations, Second World War films and the works of Alfred Hitchcock.

Dr Martha Prevezer
My research interests are in the fields of business economics and history, innovation and technological change, and development issues. I am also interested in the emergence of high technology clusters in China and the effects of policy in inducing clustering and technological development, as well as clustering in high-technology industries.

Dr Joanna Cohen
My first book, Luxurious Citizens: Consumption and Civic Belonging in Nineteenth Century America, charts the creation of the citizen consumer in the US before the Civil War. It reveals how merchants, manufacturers, retailers, advertiser and shoppers themselves attempted to define civic virtue through both personal and national shopping habits, resulting in a vision of citizenship that to this day positions consumption as an American virtue and entitlement. My new work focuses on the circulation and consumption of images of wartime violence in the Atlantic World. I am also interested in citizenship experiences for those on the political and physical margins of America in the nineteenth century.

Prof Thomas Dixon
My current research interests are in the histories of emotions (especially tears and weeping), medicine and science, and in the cultural history of philosophy (including Stoicism and existentialism). Previous research projects have explored the histories of psychological categories, Victorian moral thought, and the relationships between science and religion.

Dr Samuel Halliday
In my recent work I survey Anglophone and other literature of the early twentieth century, focusing on the sounds this literature represents and the other arts (especially music) with which it is engaged. Other interests more broadly include nineteenth-century American literature, modernism and history of the body. In my current and future research, I will focus in detail on the writings of Ralph Ellison. This work will continue to explore issues relating to sound and sound technology, and will also pay more sustained attention than my previous work to the theory and practice of cinema.

Dr Jeremy Hicks
My research is broadly concerned with Russian culture, and more specifically the Leninist and Stalinist eras. this includes Soviet literature and cinema, satirical press and the works of Zoshchenko.

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