Staff in History

Professors, Senior Lecturers and Lecturers

Professor Gavin Schaffer
Head of School of History and Cultures
Race and immigration history, race and the media, racial violence, modern Jewish history, history of television

Professor Matt Houlbrook
Head of Department of History
Cultural history of modern Britain, histories of gender, sexuality and selfhood

Dr Jonathan Boff
Military history of the two world wars, British strategy from Gladstone to Churchill, morale and combat motivation

Dr Thomas Brodie
Modern German and European History, History of Religion, History of War

Dr Chris Callow
History and archaeology of early medieval western Europe, the Vikings and medieval Iceland and Scandinavia

Dr Courtney J. Campbell
Latin America, Brazilian cultural and social history, race and representation, gender and representation, transnational consumer culture, popular culture movements, movement and migration.

Dr Nathan Cardon
19th and early 20th century United States history,  race and empire in foreign and domestic space

Dr Michell Chresfield
20th Century U.S. History, African American History, Gender and Sexuality, Racial and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.

Dr Lorenzo Costaguta
Intellectual history, Race, ethnicity and radicalism in late nineteenth and early twenty centuries

Professor Nicholas Crowson
Contemporary British history, especially homelessness

Professor Richard Cust
Political and cultural history of late sixteenth and early seventeenth century England

Dr Tom Cutterham
Power, politics, and ideas in Revolutionary America; commerce and finance in the Atlantic world

Dr Malcolm Dick
History of the West Midlands region after 1700, history of ethnic minorities and anti-slavery

Dr Matthew Francis
Political historian of twentieth century Britain, conceptual history, political ideologies and ideological change

Professor Elaine Fulton
Early-modern European religion and politics, especially relating to the Habsburg Empire

Dr David Gange
Cultural history of nineteenth and twentieth-century Britain

Air Commodore (Retd) Peter Gray
Contemporary and historical air power

Dr Julian Greaves
The British economy in the 20th century

Dr Armin Grünbacher
German post-war social, economic and political history

Dr Jonathan E Gumz
Modern Central and Eastern Europe, modern international history, global insurgency and counterinsurgency

Dr Tara Hamling
Visual and material culture of early modern Britain, post-Reformation religious and cultural practices

Professor Karen Harvey
The long eighteenth century, with particular interests in gender, the body, material culture and public history

Dr Steve Hewitt
Security and intelligence, counter-terrorism, anti-Americanism, Canadian history and politics

Dr Simon Jackson
Colonial, international and global history of the modern Middle East and the Mediterranean in the twentieth century

Dr Simone Laqua-O'Donnell
Early modern German history, gender and reformation; the history of modern missions, children and childhood

Professor Sabine Lee
British-German relations since 1945, European integration, international relations, the cold war, children and war

Dr Noah Millstone
Political, religious, intellectual and cultural history of early modern Europe.

Dr Christopher Markiewicz
Intellectual and political history of the Ottoman Empire between 14th and 17th centuries.

Dr Chris Moores
Modern British history, political and social activism, civil liberties and human rights

Dr Steve Morewood
Political, strategic and economic history of the 19th and 20th century East Mediterranean region

Dr Mo Moulton
Political and social history of 20th century Britain, Ireland, and empire

Dr Steffen Prause
War studies

Dr John Munro
20th century United States and the world

Dr James Pugh
Social, cultural and military history of the two World Wars, including a focus on drug culture, consumption and control.

Dr William Purkis
Medieval religious cultures (c.1000–c.1300), crusading, pilgrimage and monasticism

Dr Sadiah Qureshi
Cultural and social historian of race, science and empire in the modern world

Dr Klaus Richter
Modern history of East Central Europe and the Baltics, history of nationalism, statehood and war and occupation

Professor Corey Ross
Global environmental history and modern European social and cultural history

Dr Lucie Ryzova
Social and cultural historian of modern Egypt, Egyptian popular culture and vernacular modernity


Dr Manu Sehgal
Asian history

Dr Margaret Small
Early modern history with a focus on European exploration and colonisation in the sixteenth century

Dr Kate Smith
Eighteenth-century Britain and empire, material cultures, production, consumption, skill, the senses and the emotions

Professor Naomi Standen
Pre-modern China, comparative, world and global history, borders, cross-cultural interaction, politics and society

Dr Katharine Sykes
Early and central middle ages, gender and sexuality, religious communities, and families.

Dr Zoë Thomas
Modern Britain with particular specialism in women’s history and social and cultural history

Dr Frank Uekoetter
Environmental issues, both historical and current

Professor Chris Wickham
Medieval history, 400-1250, especially Italy and comparative history

Dr Jonathan Willis
The English reformation, history and theology of late-medieval and early modern Europe

Dr Daniel Whittingham
Conduct of war, British military history, military thought and strategy

Dr Simon Yarrow
Religion and society in the early and central middle ages, religious and political culture, gender and identity

Dr Shirley Ye
Modern China, environmental history, cities, science and technology, frontier and transnational history, gender

Emeriti staff

Professor Peter Jones
Emeritus Professor of French History

Professor Hugh McLeod
Emeritus Professor of Church History

Professor Adrian Randall
Emeritus Professor of English Social History

Emeritus Professor Robert Swanson
Emeritus Professor of Medieval History

Research, Teaching and Honorary Fellows

Dr Emma Barrett
Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Steven Bassett
Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Dr Richard Bell
Research Associate

David Brown
Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Caterina Bruschi
Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Dr Matt Cole
Teaching Fellow

George Demidowicz
Honorary Research Fellow

Professor Christopher Dyer
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Cathryn Enis
Honorary Research Fellow

Luke Harris
Honorary Research Fellow

Dr John Hunt
Honorary Research Fellow

Theofili Kampianaki
BRIHC Research Fellow

Dr Susan Kelly
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Sarah Kenny
Teaching Fellow in Modern British History

Dr Hannah Lille
Research Associate, The Cultural Lives of the Middling Sort: Writing and Material Culture 1560-1660.

Dr Johannes Lotze
Teaching Fellow in Medieval Chinese History

Dr Anca Mandru
Teaching Fellow in Modern European History

Dr Rhoads Murphey
Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Dr Jasmin Nithammer
Research Fellow

Dr Stefka Richie
Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Katherine Smoak Radburn
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow

Historians in other Schools and Departments

African Studies and Anthropology

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology (CAHA)

School of English, Drama and Creative Studies

School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

School of Health and Population Studies