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School of History

National and International Society and Governance

We are particularly renowned for our strength in modern and contemporary political history. The history of Britain is one of our specialities where we study all eras from the Victorian to the present, from all historical approaches. We have a founding relationship with the Mile End Institute. Our European historians are international figures with particular expertise in the history of modern France, Germany and Russia. We have expertise in modern European Jewish history through our connection with the Leo Baeck Institute. We also have historians of modern America who work on its politics and culture; and experts in global history, particularly the history of Africa and Asia. 

Staff working in Political Cultures (including the new History of Capitalism) include Joanna Cohen, James Ellison, Peter HennessyMatthew HiltonJulian Jackson, Colin Jones, Noam Maggor, Dan Peart, Rob Saunders, Dan Todman, Christina von HodenbergMark White and Andy Willimott.

Staff working on War, Peace and Internationalism include James Ellison, Martyn FramptonPeter Hennessy, Matthew Hilton and Dan Todman.

Staff working on Global Histories of Domination and Resistance include Andrew FitzmauriceMartyn Frampton, Leslie James, Simon LaytonDan LeeReuben Loffman, Chris Moffat, Yossi RapoportKim Wagner and Rob Waters.