We have a wide range of expertise on conflict, war and politics in the late nineteenth to twentieth centuries. Annika Mombauer researches German history and especially the history of the First World War; Dr Paul Lawrence has published on the history of nationalism; and Dr Christian Bailey’s research has focused on European integration after 1945. There is also overlap with the Empire Group; with Dr Karl Hack’s work on twentieth century imperial and colonial conflicts and insurgency; and with the International Centre for the History of Crime, Policing and Justice.
We welcome applications in areas which correspond to current staff research interests. We look for detailed and well thought-out proposals, which set out specific research questions and outline the originality of your topic or approach. If you would like to discuss your ideas informally before submitting an application, please contact the department.