Find a research supervisor in modern European history

Staff in the Department of History who supervise PhD/MA by Research in the area of modern European history.

Dr Thomas Brodie

Dr Thomas Brodie

Lecturer in 20th Century European History

  • Modern German and European History
  • History of Religion
  • History of War

Dr Jonathan E Gumz

Senior Lecturer in Modern History

Modern Central and Eastern Europe, modern international history, global insurgency and counterinsurgency.

Dr Simon Jackson

Dr Simon Jackson

Lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern History
Director, Centre for Modern and Contemporary History


French Colonial, international and global history of the modern Middle East and the Mediterranean in the twentieth century; history of commodities and natural resources; history of international development.

Dr Simone Laqua-O'Donnell

Dr Simone Laqua-O'Donnell

Senior Lecturer in European History
Deputy Director, College of Arts and Law Graduate School

Early modern German history, gender and reformation; the history of modern missions, children and childhood, history of crime.

Professor Sabine Lee

Professor in Modern History
Head of School of History and Cultures

British-German relations since 1945, European integration, international relations, the cold war, children and war.

Dr Mo Moulton

Dr Mo Moulton

Senior Lecturer in the History of Race and Empire

Political and social history of 20th century Britain, Ireland, and empire.

Dr Klaus Richter

Dr Klaus Richter

Birmingham Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Eastern European History

Modern history of East Central Europe and the Baltics, history of nationalism, statehood and war and occupation.

Professor Corey Ross

Professor Corey Ross

Professor of Modern History

Global environmental history and modern European social and cultural history

Professor Gavin Schaffer

Professor Gavin Schaffer

Professor of British History
Director of Postgraduate Studies

Race and immigration history, race and the media, racial violence, modern Jewish history, history of television.

Dr Frank Uekotter

Dr Frank Uekotter

Reader in Environmental Humanities

Environmental issues, both historical and current.

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