Members of the Network

The NOP an interdisciplinary network for anyone interested in oratory and politics across history and regions.

If you would like to become a member, email networkfororatoryandpolitics@gmail.com with your name, affiliation and research interests.

Steering committee

Dr Henriette van der BlomHenriette van der Blom (CAHA, University of Birmingham) - Principal Investigator

Henriette van der Blom is Director of the Network for Oratory and Politics. Henriette is an ancient historian who researches Roman political culture and the ways in which public oratory influenced political behaviour and decision making. She has published extensively on Roman political oratory and memorialisation and would like to move this interest into a comparative mode through the activities of the Network for Oratory and Politics. 

Ernest Schonfield (German, University of Glasgow)

Ernest Schonfield is Lecturer in German in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Glasgow. He writes on modern German literature with particular emphasis on social politics. He is also interested in the uses and reception of oratory and rhetoric in modern German culture and politics. His monograph Art and its Uses in Thomas Mann’s Felix Krull was published in 2008.

Gesine Manuwald (Latin and Greek, UCL)

Gesine Manuwald is Professor of Latin at University College London (UCL). Her research interests include the oratory of the famous Roman writer and politician Marcus Tullius Cicero. She has published a commentary and a bilingual edition on Cicero’s Philippic Orations as well as a number of articles on various aspects of his speeches. In several of these publications as well as in talks and in her teaching, she has looked at the relationship between oratory and politics and the role of performance with respect to the impact of a speech. She hopes that NOP will make it possible to explore such questions in greater depth by enabling comparisons between countries and periods and discussions of the relevant material among scholars with mutual interests.

Collaborators

  • Dr Jon Hesk (School of Classics, University of St Andrews)
  • Dr Dominic Berry (School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh)
  • Mr Brian Jenner (founder of the European Speechwriter Network)

Members

  • Dr Stuart Airlie (School of Humanities, University of Glasgow)
  • Mr Peter Aitchison (Director of Media and Public Relations, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Jovan Andonovski (Independent Researcher, Republic of Macedonia)
  • Dr Judi Atkins (Department of International Studies and Social Science, University of Coventry)
  • Ms Cynthia Ayusta (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Andrea Balbo (Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università degli Studi di Torino)
  • Mr Sam Ballard-Robinson (University of Birmingham)
  • Mr Grant Barclay (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Mr Alan Barker (speechwriter and author)
  • Mr Christian Barry (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Stephen Bates (Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Joe Bennett (Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham)
  • Ms Nicole Berto (MSc in Human Rights and International Politics, University of Glasgow)
  • Mr Don Bishop
  • Mrs Jane Bishop
  • Dr Luke Blaxill (Faculty of History, University of Oxford)
  • Dr Karin Bowie (School of Humanities, University of Glasgow)
  • Ms Sarah Bremner (Dept of Classics, History and Archaeology, University of Birmingham)
  • Professor Dauvit Broun (School of Humanities, University of Glasgow)
  • Professor David Brown (Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton)
  • Mr Jenniah Brown (University of Kent)
  • Mr Jonathan Brown (School of Law, University of Strathclyde)
  • Ms Angrekka Bulan (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Christopher Burden-Strevens (Classics and Ancient History, University of Durham)
  • Dr Mirko Canevaro (School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh)
  • Ms Graciela Carillo (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Maria Castrillo (Curator of Political Collections, National Library of Scotland)
  • Dr Nicholas Cole (Faculty of History, University of Oxford)
  • Dr Hannah Cornwell (Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Birmingham)
  • Ms Christine Cosh (School of Humanities, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Andrew Scott Crines (School of Politics and International Studies, University of Liverpool)
  • Mr John Crotty (School of Humanities, University of Glasgow)
  • Ms Laura Davis (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Mr Peter Donaldson (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Mr Guy Doza (Cambridge Speechwriter) 
  • Professor Mike Edwards (Dept of Humanities, University of Roehampton, President of the International Society of the History of Rhetoric)
  • Mr Manal Elshihry (Business School, University of Aberdeen / Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, Cairo University)
  • Mr Anton Erogov (School of Humanities, University of Glasgow)
  • Mr Rodger Evans (Clerk and speech writer for MSPs, Scottish Parliament)
  • Dr Catherine Fagan (School of Education, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Jakub Filonik (Dept. of Classical Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
  • Professor Alan Finlayson (School of Political, Social and International Studies, University of East Anglia)
  • Mr Johannes Fischer (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Neil Foxlee (Lately Senior Research Fellow, University of Central Lancashire / Visiting Lecturer in Rhetoric, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts)
  • Professor John Gibson (School of Medicine, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Elena Giusti (Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge)
  • Mr Rob Goodman (School of Political Science, Columbia University, New York City)
  • Ms Evgenia Gorbatenko (English Language and Linguistics, University of Aberdeen)
  • Dr Steven Gormley (Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Essex)
  • Ms Trudi Hamer (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Mr Samir Halliru (School of Education, University of Glasgow)
  • Mr Edward Harkins (Management and Research Consultant)
  • Mr Thomas Hart (Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology)
  • Dr Naomi Head (School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Jennifer Hilder (Classics and Ancient History, University of Durham)
  • Mr Justin Hindmarsh (independent scholar)
  • Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson (Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford)
  • Ms Emma Hyndman (School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Narcís Iglésias (Department of Languages and Communication, University of Girona)
  • Mr Tornike Japaridze (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Mr Evan Jewell (Classics, Columbia University, US) 
  • Ms Sema Karatas (Ancient History, University of Cologne)
  • Dr James Kelly (Dept of English, University of Exeter)
  • Professor Jens E. Kjeldsen (Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen / President of the Rhetoric Society of Europe)
  • Mr Francisco Lopez-Santos Kornberger (Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Christos Kremmydas (Department of Classics, Royal Holloway, Univ. of London)
  • Ms Hannah Kunzik (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Niall Livingstone (Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Sara Lodge (School of English, St Andrews)
  • Mr Sebastian Ludwicki-Zeigler (School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Mr Mauro di Lullo (School of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling)
  • Ms Francesca McCarty (Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Birmingham)
  • Ms Alexandra McKay (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr William Mack (Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Birmingham)
  • Mr Dharmachari Mahasiddhi (Chaplaincy - University Hospitals Birmingham)
  • Mr Matthew McGlaughlin (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Manuela Mari (Greek History, University of Cassino and Southern Latium) 
  • Professor James Martin (Department of Politics; Goldsmiths, Univ. of London – leader of Political Studies Association specialist group on ‘rhetoric and politics’)
  • Ms Egle Michalovaita (School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr David Moon (Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies, University of Bath)
  • Mr Nelson Mundell (School of Humanities, University of Glasgow)
  • Ms Salome Nillson (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Miss Seren Nolan (Classics and Ancient History, University of Durham)
  • Dr Cian O’Driscoll (School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Mr David Patterson (School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Ms Juliana Penha (School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Professor Gregory Philo (Glasgow University Media Group, University of Glasgow)
  • Professor Francisco Pina Polo (Ciencias de la Antigüedad, University of Zaragoza, Spain)
  • Professor Jonathan Powell (Department of Classics, Royal Holloway, Univ. of London)
  • Dr Jonathan Prag (Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford)
  • Dr Chris Reid (School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London)
  • Mr Darren Reid (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Mr Dan Renwick (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Mr John Roberts (Chaplaincy - University Hospitals Birmingham)
  • Professor Elizabeth Robertson (School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Cristina Rosillo-López (Department of Economics and economic history, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)
  • Mr Henry Rothery (Communications, Imperial College London)
  • Professor Lene Rubinstein (Department of Classics, Royal Holloway, Univ. of London, Director of the Centre for Oratory and Rhetoric at Royal Holloway)
  • Dr Amy Russell (Department of Classics and Ancient History, Durham University)
  • Dr Federico Santangelo (School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University)
  • Mr Taym Saleh (MSc in Modern British and Irish History, University of Edinburgh)
  • Professor Joachim Schaper (School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, University of Aberdeen)
  • Mr Kevin Schlenker (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Professor Philip Schlesinger (School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Simon Scott (Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences, University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Daniel Scroop (School of Humanities, University of Glasgow)
  • Ms Lisa Seibold (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Andreas Serafim (Classics, Open University Cyprus / University of Cyprus / UCL)
  • Ms Yasmeen Shah (School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Richard Shorten (POLSIS, University of Birmingham)
  • Mr Drew Smith (MSP, Labour)
  • Dr Ty Solomon (School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Zhi Song (School of Political and Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh)
  • Mr Rafael Filipe Souza (National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (Rio de Janeiro/Brazil))
  • Professor Diana Spencer (Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Scott Spurlock (School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow)
  • Professor Catherine Steel (School of Humanities, University of Glasgow)
  • Mr Gavin Stewart (School of Humanities, University of Glasgow)
  • Mr Kieran Stewart (School of Humanities, University of Glasgow)
  • Mr Neil Stewart (Clerk and speech writer for MSPs, Scottish Parliament)
  • Mr Ian Styler (History, University of Birmingham)
  • Ms Helen Tank (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Kathryn Tempest (Dept of Humanities, University of Roehampton)
  • Dr Seth Thévoz (Leadership Centre for Local Government)
  • Ms Isabel Tong (School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, University of Aberdeen)
  • Ms Isabel Toribio (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Professor Richard Toye (Dept. of History, University of Exeter)
  • Dr Mary Anne Trasciatti (Department of Rhetoric, Hofstra University)
  • Dr Anne Ulrich (Seminar für Allgemeine Rhetorik, Universität Tübingen)
  • Mr Mann Virdee (POLSIS, University of Birmingham)
  • Mr William Wallace (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Mr Charlie Ward (Professional speechwriter, London)
  • Ms Jessica Warriner (School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow)
  • Ms Laura Watson (School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University)
  • Dr Guy Westwood (Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford)
  • Professor Jaap Wisse (School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University