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Postgraduate student from the Department of History

We are a leading centre for history postgraduate study at both Masters and PhD level. Become part of our active research community and benefit from the expert teaching and supervision of our academic staff.

Here is a list of current PhD, MPhil and MA by dissertation students undertaking research in our Department.

A list of completed history PhD theses can be found on our Albert Sloman Library catalogue, and are available for consultation upon request.

  • Georgina Bailey - An examination of the words and influence of the Rev. Isaac Taylor (1759-1829) and his immediate family.
  • Elijah Bell - Leisure, society and marginal communities - fairground folk and outdoor pleasure-seeking in Britain 1890-1950
  • Ishpur Bhandal - A critical examination of the claims that the digitisation of archived materials leads to an increase in access
  • Fangfei Chen - The structure and use of photography by photojournalists during China's Cultural Revolution.
  • Joanna Crosby - An investigation of the social and cultural history of the apple during the Victorian era (1837-1901), with consideration of how its status influenced, and was affected by, its commercial value.
  • Nicholas Easingwood – ‘Stay Behind’ Parties and the Second World War: planning, execution and strategy within the Mediterranean Theatre
  • Scott Fenn - Characterising the relationship between Nazi Germany and her South Eastern allies 1939-45
  • Robert Foulkes - A manly and pious man? Representations and traits of manliness and Quaker notions of masculinity in Essex and East Anglia, c. 1650-1740.
  • Ben Fuggle - Disputed frontiers. Entangled territories between Spanish and British rule in colonial Central America.
  • Michael Garland - The English Morris traditions.
  • Peter Good - Factories of empire: the British in Baghdad and the Persian Gulf c.1620-1822.
  • Catherine Hickman - How successful were the procedures instituted by the Army during the First World War, to improve the health of the troops, implemented by the soldiers and the medical officers?
  • Helen Kemp - The intellectual circle of Thomas Plume (1630-1704)
  • Rebecca Kenneison - To examine the composition of Force 136 at the close of World War II in Malaya and the impact of this upon its role in recolonisation of Malaya.
  • Percy Lomax - Why did the Co-operative movement go into decline after the Second World War with reference to London and Eastern England?
  • Jiarong Lu - Recreation from British style to Shanghai style
  • Ben Markham - The changing official mind of British imperialism, 1918-22.
  • Oliver Mattock - British Government counter terrorism policy in Northern Ireland
  • Andrew McIntosh - Reactions to the Russian Revolution in British Culture, 1916-1926
  • Angela Miller - The workhouse system in Suffolk, from the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, to its takeover by the Local Government Board in 1871
  • Claire Sims - Rising above social and racial barriers; the central role of women in the Environmental Justice Movement in America
  • Elizabeth Tames - Entrepreneurship allied to the history of the theatre 1800-1830.
  • Chris Timms – The culture of international development in the United Kingdom, 1945-2000.
  • Itzel Toledo Garcia - Mexican diplomats in Europe during the 1920s.
  • Alice Violett - The British only child between 1850 and 1950.
  • Nicolle Watkins - Women under the jackboot: representations of women in the public history of the Channel Islands occupation.
  • Yang Yang - The struggles of Chinese Trotskyism in the 1970-1980s, a historical and discourse analysis.