Dr Maurizio Isabella delivers Keynote Lecture
4 December 2020
Professor Miri Rubin on The Very Short Introductions Podcast
25 November 2020
Dr Daniel Lee publishes book to critical acclaim
5 October 2020
Dr Daniel Lee from Queen Mary University of London’s School of History has received critical acclaim for his book about little-known SS officer Dr Robert Griesinger.
The book, The SS Officer’s Armchair, tells the story of the life of Dr Robert Griesinger from Stuttgart, a low-ranking Nazi official who, like most Nazis outside of Hitler’s inner circle, has remained relatively unknown. As such the book offers a unique insight into one of the darkest periods of Europe’s history.
School of History alumnus confirmed as UK’s top civil servant
2 September 2020
Simon Case, who holds a PhD from the School of History, has been named as Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service from 9 September 2020, succeeding Sir Mark Sedwill.
Analysis of Henry VIII's personal Bible sheds new light on Britain's past
20 August 2020
An analysis of King Henry VIII's personal Bible by ourvery own Dr Eyal Poleg has revealed new information about the Reformation and sheds fresh light on Britain’s religious, political and constitutional past.
Centre for the History of the Emotions wins two major podcast awards
13 July 2020
The podcast series produced by the Living With Feeling project at Queen Mary's Centre for the History of the Emotions won two awards at the British Podcast Awards on Saturday night. The Sound of Anger, produced by Natalie Steed won in two categories - smartest podcast, and best wellbeing podcast and was also nominated in the creativity category.
In the series, our very own Professor Thomas Dixon goes on an odyssey to come to terms with the nature of anger, and his own complex feelings about it. He is helped by historians, psychologists, and political thinkers along the way. Thomas thanked the team behind the podcast on Twitter, in response to messages of congratulations stating 'The real credit goes to their multi-award winning producer Natalie Steed! @bawdynan And to playwright @CraigBaxter for his brilliant Seneca and Darwin dramas.'
The judges of the best wellbeing podcast noted that 'the experimental approach to this genre of podcast feels both valuable and refreshing'. Whilst the judges of the smartest podcast acclaimed that 'the subject matter is fascinating and takes you on a journey through the expression and understanding of a very common and challenging emotion. We were angry that we couldn't listen to more.' Full details on all the winners are available on the British Podcast Awards website.
You can find out more about the podcast on The Emotions Lab website. You can also listen to the full series of The Sound of Anger on The Emotions Lab SoundCloud page.
The Sound of Anger was made with the support of the Wellcome Trust.
Professor Julian Jackson in French Media
29 June 2020
Dr Daniel Lee marks US book launch
21 June 2020
Professor Julian Jackson wins major French book prize
17 June 2020
Professor Miri Rubin to appear at Online Panel Discussion
10 June 2020
Dr Chris Moffat writes for The Caravan
4 June 2020
Professor Miri Rubin on The History of Now podcast
29 May 2020
Dr Rob Waters latest book nominated for major book prize
19 May 2020
Dr Chris Moffat writes for Allegra Laboratory
12 May 2020
Dr Daniel Lee on BBC Radio 3
12 May 2020
Dr Mark Glancy on BBC Radio 3
30 April 2020
Professor Dan Todman's new book receives widespread acclaim
28 April 2020
Professor Daniel Todman and Professor Thomas Dixon in History Today
22 April 2020
School of History Staff Feature on New Podcast Series
22 April 2020
Professor Miri Rubin writes for The Conversation
31 March 2020
Dr Robert Saunders writes for New Statesmen
31 March 2020
Reflecting on comments made by the Prime Minister this week, Reader in Modern British History Dr Robert Saunders wrote for New Statesman. In the piece, Robert reflects on Boris Johnson's comments on society and how this fits with the legacy of former Prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
You can read the full article on the New Statesman website.
Professor Daniel Todman on History Hit
25 March 2020
Head of the School of History and Professor of Modern History Daniel Todman appeared on Dan Snow's History hit podcast this week. Discussing the launch of his new book, Britain's War: A New World, 1942-1947, Dan also compared wartime responses to crises in relation to the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19.
You can listen to the full episode online.
Professor Miri Rubin co-organises conference on Eileen Power
28 January 2020
Dr Daniel Lee secures major funding award for collaborative UK-German research
9 January 2020