Department of History

Modern history

The Department carries out a wide variety of research into Modern History, from the UK and abroad. See the full list of projects below. 

Elizabeth Christiana Fanshawe, Val di Scrivia, 1829
Modern history projects
 Project nameAcademic staff involved
Ambassador David Bruce, the London Embassy and Diplomatic Practice, 1961-69 Professor John Beckett, Michael Noble
British amateur topographical art and landscape in North West Italy 1835-1915 Ross Balzaretti
British travellers in Liguria Ross Balzaretti
Castle project Richard Gaunt
Centre for Hidden Histories – World War One Engagement Centre Professor John Beckett, Michael Noble
Cinema and medicine in Early Soviet Russia  Anna Toropova
Coal and steelworkers study group Jörg Arnold
Collaboration with The Workhouse at Southwell Dr Sarah Badcock
Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020

Dr Anna Greenwood
Dr Richard Bates

From estate to 'elite': Countess Dönhoff and the Nobility in Germany in the Twentieth Century Christian Haase
Historicizing trauma in colonial and post-colonial contexts Onni Gust
John Player’s Advertising Archive Knowledge Transfer Partnership Professor Elizabeth HarveyProfessor Chris Wrigley
Mapping the Soviet: Carography, Culture and Power from Lenin to Stalin, 1917-1953 Nick Baron
Motor Cities: Automobility and the Urban Environment in Birmingham, England, and Nagoya, Japan, c.1955–1973 Dr Susan Townsend
Photography as Political Practice in National Socialism Maiken UmbachElizabeth Harvey
Press and Politics in West Germany: The papers of Marion Countess Dönhoff, 1946–2002 Dr Christian HaaseProfessor Elizabeth HarveyProfessor John Young
The Public opinion of the world Daniel Hucker
Remaking Fear City: The Crisis of Crime and the Transformation of New York City, 1965-1985  Joe Merton
The Social World of Nottingham's Historic Green Spaces: follow-on for impact and engagement project Professor John Beckett
Theories, Ideologies and Politics  Nick Baron
The Victoria County History
Professor John BeckettPhilip Riden


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