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  • Professor Michèle Clarke

    The environment, climate and ecology of the Asia-Pacific region for the last 30 years, including the complexity of their interactions with society, heritage and cultures. Recent themes have included agriculture and rural development; cultural and built heritage; low carbon and clean energy; rapid urbanisation and sustainable cities; and the energy-water-food nexus.
    0115 951 5446
    Archaeology Architecture and Built Environment Cultures Education Energy Engineering Environment Gender History Migration Science Veterinary climate society sustainable development energy ecosystems Cities Water agriculture heritage Asia
  • Dr David Baillargeon

    The history of British colonialism in Southeast Asia during the twentieth century, particularly in Burma and Malaya. He is especially interested in the history of modern Britain and the British Empire, business history, mining history, and the history of space and place.
    +44 7963351821
    History South Asia colonialism Malaysia Myanmar Burma British Empire
  • Dr Christian Mueller

    Interested in the entangled global histories of Europe and Asia (South, Southeast and East Asia) from the late early modern period to the contemporary era (1700 to the present) with a focus on transnational relations, imperialism, and transfer of knowledge, labour regimes, and concepts of normative orders and governance.
    +49 173 5131306
    Archaeology Cultures Education History International Relations Law Politics history Europe Asia transnational relations imperialism knowledge transfer labour regimes Governance
  • Ibtisam Ahmed

    The history of colonisation in South Asia through the lens of utopia, with a specific goal of highlighting marginalised and silenced anti-colonial voices. I do this specifically by exploring the impact on religion, culture, gender and sexuality, and language.
    Gender History Politics Utopianism Decolonisation Queer theory BME history Gender history politics Commonwealth colonialism Colonial
  • Professor Judith Jesch

    Viking studies. Runic inscriptions. Old Norse.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5925
    Arts and Culture History English viking Studies age
  • Dr Lonán Ó Briain

    The musical cultures of Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam, ethnomusicology, cultural anthropology, media studies, ethnic minorities, cultural heritage.
    +44 (0)115 951 4641
    Arts and Culture Communications Education Environment History Music Politics musical cultures southeast asia Vietnam ethnomusicology cultural anthropology media studies Ethnic Minorities cultural heritage
  • Dr Sascha Auerbach

    Imperialism Migration and Race Crime; Policing Law and Labour American Universities; Riots and Demonstrations; Origins of "popular journalism"; Nationalism and national identity. Immigration Race and racism; Sensational court cases; Popular nationalism; Xenophobia Crime and police responses to it Anti-Chinese sentiment.History of race, law, colonialism and labour in the 19th and early 20th c. British Empire. Focus in Asia is on Malaysia, and on the migration of Indian and Chinese labourers between different colonies. Currently examining the comparative history of Indian and Chinese indentured labour in SE Asia, Mauritius, and the Caribbean.
    +44 (0)77 177 082 93
    American Politics Crime Cultures History International Relations Migration Politics Rights Lab World race crime migration America China Malaysia Riots demonstrations crime Racism Labour
  • Professor Eugene Ch'ng

    Developing Virtual Reality technology for the production, storage and sharing of cultural heritage spanning large spatial-temporal scales. Develop technology for retrieving, processing, and tools for visual analytics for large social media datasets for understanding phenomena within connected societies.
    +86 574 8818 3049
    Archaeology Architecture and Built Environment Art Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Cultures Environment History Science virtual reality augmented reality social media big data Digital heritage virtual heritage computational archaeology
  • Dr Andrew Cobbing

    Cultural and international history of 19th-century Japan. Japan's cultural encounter with the West. Japanese source material from diaries to published works. Iwakura Embassy, which helped to shape state policy in Japan's drive for modernisation.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5946 , +44 (0) 7849 922 828
    History cultural international history Japan modernisation IAPS Asia
  • Dr Sarah Dauncey

    Chinese culture and history, from late imperial period onwards in particular; Chinese clothing and fashion; gender relations; disability, identity and rights in China; Chinese film, literature, documentary and life writing.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5954 , +44 (0) 7920 621 018
    Arts and Culture China Education Gender History Sociology World Chinese China Culture history imperial china clothing Fashion Gender disbility Identity rights in china film Literature IAPS identity politics disability and welfare Gender and Sexuality pre-modern and modern Chinese society and culture Chinese film literature and life writing; late-imperial women's culture and fashion teaching Chinese as a foreign language distance learning Hong Kong Taiwan
  • Dr Anton Harder

    Historian of modern China, India and the international relations of Asia. Particular expertise in Chinese and Indian diplomacy and the varied history of conflict and cooperation between these two Asian giants.
    +44 115 958 4635
    History International Relations history modern China India International Relations Asia diplomacy Conflict Cooperation
  • Professor Julian Henderson

    Science and archaeology. Ancient technologies, particularly glass, ceramics, metals and stone. Islamic archaeology in Syria. Scientific techniques used in archaeology. Silk Road
    +44 (0) 115 951 4840
    Archaeology Arts and Culture Belt and Road Initiative Cultures Environment History Science archaeology Ancient technology Islamic syria silk road Asia China Japan Indonesia turkey Kazakhstan Tajikistan Hong Kong history
  • Dr Nagatomi Hirayama

    Political and intellectual history of modern China, Sino-Japanese Relations, history of socialism and socialist movement. Primary research focuses on the Chinese Youth Party during the Republican era, examining its transnational origin and local development as well as its visions for state construction.
    +86 574 8818 8326
  • Professor Stephen Legg

    Interwar colonial India, Imperial Britain and Indian policy, the League of Nations and colonial questions, Indian Anti-colonial Nationalism and Internationalism
    0115 846 8402
    Geography History Interwar colonial India Imperial Britain Indian policy the League of Nations colonialism Indian Anti-colonial Nationalism Internationalism India
  • Dr Yingfa Lu

    Accounting, accounting profession, accounting history, auditing, corporate governance, business law, and professional negligence.
    +86 (0) 574 8818 8480
  • Dr Sumit Mandal

    Interested in the trans-regional architecture of Asian societies. Research has focused primarily on Muslim societies in the Malay world – in relation to the Indian Ocean – as well as contemporary Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.
    +60 3872 53655
    Cultures History Trans-regional histories cultural politics Malay world Indian Ocean Muslim societies Indonesia Malaysia Singapore
  • Dr Paul McGarr

    British and American diplomacy; Transatlantic relations; the Cold War; UK-India relations; US-India relations; public diplomacy; British decolonization; colonial iconography; foreign policy in India and Pakistan; cultural diplomacy; the British Council; the Central Intelligence Agency; Britain's intelligence and security services; India's intelligence agencies; the right to privacy and state-sponsored mass surveillance; government secrecy and Freedom of Information; political asylum; British soft power; historical memory and memorialisation.
    +44 (0) 115 823 2265 , +44 (0) 7941 322 845
    American Politics Arts and Culture Cultures History International Relations Politics World British American transatlantic Relations Cold War India diplomacy Foreign Policy Pakistan Culture history
  • Professor Stephen Morgan

    Business and economic history of China since the 18th century. Current research includes a book on China's economy and its future, social networks and enterprises, innovation and economic growth, and China healthcare (nutrition, obesity and health inequalities).
    +86 (0)574 8818 8988
  • Dr Andrew Mumford

    Counter-insurgency warfare, especially British experience throughout colonial wars of the 20th-century, via Northern Ireland and culminating in contemporary involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. British and US political and military communities' perceptions and reactions to insurgent and terrorist groups.
    +44 (0) 115 846 8160
    History Politics Rights Lab War and security warfare Terrorism politics International Relations War Iraq Northern Ireland Afghanistan conflicts modern slavery trafficking
  • Dr Russel Skelchy

    Research interests include popular music of maritime Southeast Asia, multiracial studies, popular music (sub)cultures, sound studies, imperialism, decolonisation, and gender studies. Also performes the Indonesian keroncong, Javanese gamelan and Filipino rondalla music.
    0115 951 5845
    Cultures Gender History Migration Music Politics popular music Maritime southeast asia multiracial studies (sub)cultures sound studies imperialism Decolonisation gender studies
  • Dr Carole Spary

    Democratic politics and development in South Asia, especially India. Themes include gender inequality, political representation, political institutions such as Parliament and political parties, gender and development policy, legislation and practice, women's rights and empowerment, feminism, gender and multi-level governance and federalism, women's movements, elections, women in politics, state policy initiatives for gender equality and gender mainstreaming.
    0115 848 6812
    Business and economy Gender History International Relations Politics Sociology India gender inequality political representation political institutions development policy legislation and practice women's rights and empowerment feminism federalism women's movements elections women in politics gender mainstreaming
  • Dr Jeremy Taylor

    Cultural history of the modern Chinese-speaking world. Currently heads a 1.8 million euro project called 'Cultures of Occupation in 20th Century Asia', funded by the European Research Council. Published on architectural heritage, film history, personality cults, the treaty ports, propaganda, visual cultures, popular music, and many other topics.
    0115 951 5845
    Cultures History China Hong Kong Taiwan Malaysia Philippines Singapore cultural history heritage film history personality cults the treaty ports propaganda visual cultures popular music
  • Dr Zhongli Yu

    Gender, feminism, women and translation; intercultural communication in the museum context, interpreting in war settings, translation education, and comparative literature.
    +86 574 8818 8569
    Art Belt and Road Initiative Communications Cultures Education Gender History Sociology Gender feminism women translation intercultural communication museum interpreting War translation education Comparative literature China
  • Professor Peter Ling

    African American history. American history. Non-violence and social justice. Martin Luther King Jnr and political education in the civil rights movement. John F Kennedy. Kennedy assassination. Historic commemorations. Gun control in the US.
    +44 (0)115 951 4268
    American Politics Arts and Culture Crime History International Relations Politics World African American history social justice civil rights Martin Luther King Jnr political education John F Kennedy assassination commemorations gun control us
  • Professor Frances Knight

    History of Christianity since 1800, specifically in Britain.
    +44 (0) 115 846 7778 , +44 (0) 7855 657 328
    History Religion history christianity Britain
  • Dr Hannah O'Regan

    The history of brown bears in Britain cave archaeology
    +44 (0)115 951 4843
    Animals Arts and Culture History Bears archaeology britain archaeology
  • Professor Eugene Ch'ng

    Virtual reality, virtual environments, digital heritage, digital interfaces, rich representations of physical contents. Big data, social media, social networks, collective behaviours of online communities.
    00 86 (0) 574-88183049
    Arts and Culture Education History Science Technology virtual reality virtual environments Digital heritage digital interfaces rich representations of physical contents big data social media Social Networks collective behaviour online communities
  • Dr Christina Lee

    Viking studies. Vikings in Britain. Anglo-Saxon studies. Old English. Disease and disability in early medieval England. Food and drink in early medieval funerary rites. Women in Anglo-Saxon England. Viking women.
    +44 (0)115 846 7194
    Arts and Culture History Vikings Anglo-Saxon Old English Medieval English Norse women Funerary rites
  • Dr Anne-Marie Caroline Kramer

    The meaning and significance of family history/genealogy within personal, family and national life in the UK. Also reproductive politics, particularly abortion debates, both in the UK and in Poland.
    +44 (0) 115 823 2440 , +44 (0)7939 366 283
    History history family genealogy personal national life uk politics abortion poland
  • Professor Stephen Hodkinson

    Ancient Sparta. The Spartan ruling elite - their society, economy and politics. Sparta and war - does ancient Sparta deserve its reputation as a militarised society? Sparta in modern thought and politics - comparisons between Sparta and Nazi Germany in 20th-century British thought; comparisons between Sparta and the Soviet Union in Cold War American foreign policy and intelligence thinking. Slavery in ancient Greece - Spartans' slave underclass, the helots, their lifestyle and treatment by Spartan ruling elite; comparisons between Spartan helotage and modern slavery in debates about abolition in the 1790s.
    +44 (0) 115 951 4806 , +44 (0) 7969 684 993
    History Ancient sparta Economy politics Relations Nazi Germany Soviet Union American Cold War Foreign Policy
  • Professor Maiken Umbach

    Nazi Germany; The everyday practice of ideology: how 'ordinary' people assimilate political beliefs and make them work for themselves; the politics of 'authenticity'. How political beliefs travel between different cultural and religious context, or between the past and the present. Nazi propaganda and ideology, particularly key texts (numerous media comments on "Mein Kampf") and visual culture; Dealing with difficult pasts (especially Nazi Germany; its photographic and architectural legacies); the problems of exhibiting difficult histories in museums. Dangerous texts; Dealing with iconic political texts and their legacies today (especially the popularity of Hitler's Mein Kampf) The role of culture in regional identity politics in Europe.
    +44 (0)115 7484 106, +44 (0)755 737 2721
    History World Nazi Germany propaganda and photography Political ideology Maiken Umbach Nazis
  • Professor John Young

    Post-1945 history of British and US foreign policy (including British relations with European Union).
    +44 (0) 115 951 5934
    History history Foreign policy European Union us Britain International Relations
  • Professor John Beckett

    East Midlands history. History of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Granting of city status. Englishness.
    +44 (0) 7773 027 289
    History history East Midlands nottingham city status Englishness
  • Professor Elizabeth Harvey

    Twentieth-century Germany, particularly Weimar Germany, National Socialist Germany and the Second World War; occupied Poland during the Second World War; women, gender and gender relations in 20th-century Europe. History of John Player's and Nottingham.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5940
    Arts and Culture History history german Germany Socialist World War poland women Gender Europe nottingham
  • Professor Douglas Lee

    Later Roman Empire, especially military, diplomatic and religious history. Ancient warfare and international relations.
    +44 (0) 115 951 4801
    History history roman empire military Religion warfare Ancient International Relations
  • Mr Philip Weller

    Renaissance music. French opera. Music and language. 18th-century classicism in music.
    +44 (0) 115 951 4758
    Arts and Culture History renaissance music France French opera Languages Classic
  • Dr Spencer Mawby

    Post-war British foreign and colonial policy. British policy towards the recreation of a German army during the late 1940s and early 1950s. British policy towards its last Arab colony in Aden. The Cold War. History of Britain's role in the Middle East. Relationship between nationalism and imperialism and issues relating to the end of the British Empire.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5932
    History post-war britain Britain middle east nationalism imperialism empire arab the cold war Germany
  • Dr Uri D Leibowitz

    Ethics, Metaethics: scepticism about the necessity of moral principles for moral thought and practice; moral decision making; the role of moral principles in deliberation/justification.Philosophy of Science: the nature of scientific explanation.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5849 , +44 (0)755 403 9013
    Arts and Culture History ethics Metaethics scepticism philosophy Science
  • Dr Sarah Holland

    British history, 18th to 20th centuries, with particular emphasis on the 19th century. Rural and agricultural history, the relationship between town and country, agricultural workers, market buildings, knowledge networks. Rural identity. History of asylum farms. Cultural stimuli and wellbeing. Yorkshire and the East Midlands.
    +44 (0)7479 648579
    History British history agriculture rural identity
  • Dr Richard Gaunt

    Politics-1750-1850. Aristocrats as electioneers, eg 4th Duke of Newcastle's influence in Notts. Political culture c1789-1848, including the press, constituency factors, public opinion. Gladstone, Disraeli, Wellington, Peel. History of the conservative party. Political caricatures and cartoons of the 18th and 19th-centuries including Hogarth, Gillray, Cruikshank, John Doyle and Punch magazine.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5930
    History humanities history politics 17th century Conservative party
  • Dr Ross Balzaretti

    History of Europe in early Middle Ages. Italian history, especially in Milan and Liguria, pre-1600. History of women, gender relations and sexuality in the Medieval period. Renaissance history.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5943 , +44 (0) 115 941 0685
    History history Europe Middle Ages Italy Italian Milan Gender women sexuality Medieval renaissance
  • Dr Nick Baron

    Modern Russian/Soviet history, especially Lenin and Stalin - regional policy, economic development, the Gulag, the Great Terror; the Russian region of Karelia in the 20th century; contemporary Russian political, economic, social and cultural developments.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5928
    History Rights Lab russian Soviet history Lenin Stalin policy Economy Culture Social
  • Dr Nicholas Baragwanath

    Music theory from 1700; 19th-century opera; Wagner; Alban Berg; Puccini; music analysis; 19th-century piano music; Russian music 1860-1917; Frankfurt School critical theory.
    +44 (0) 115 951 3246
    Arts and Culture History music Theory history opera russian piano
  • Dr Neil Sinclair

    Ethics and ethical language: the use of ethical language such as 'good' and 'morally abhorrent' to influence people's actions, to increase emotional tension and how the use of moral language falls in and out of fashion in politics. Environmental ethics: our obligations to the natural world and the notion of sustainability.
    +44 (0) 115 951 3428
    Arts and Culture History ethics ethical Language Environmental Sustainability
  • Dr Mark Pearce

    Earlier prehistory. Italian prehistory. Early copper mining. Early metallurgy. Early farming.
    +44 (0) 115 951 4839
  • Dr Lynn Fotheringham

    Latin and Greek literature, especially Cicero.
    +44 (0) 115 951 4809
    History Latin greek history Literature Cicero
  • Dr Katharina Lorenz

    Greek and Roman art and archaeology, particularly Greek and Roman painting and sculpture, visual storytelling and spatial appropriation with a focus on Pompeii. Roman domestic and funerary imagery. Historiography of classical archaeology as a discipline. Theoretical approaches towards a history of ancient art. Use of digital technologies for the 3D documentation, analysis and reconstruction of Roman portrait sculpture and archaeological sites.
    +44 (0) 115 846 8231 , +44 (0) 7769 666 081
    History history greek roman archaeology Art
  • Dr Karen Adler

    The importance of women and gender in history, especially in western Europe during the 20th century. 20th-century France, especially World War II, the Resistance and the Holocaust. Jews in France and more broadly in modern Europe.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5933
    History Gender women history Europe World War II resistance Holocaust
  • Dr Jonathan Kwan

    19th- and 20th-century Austrian history, from 1815 to 1945. Czech lands, Hungary and other regions ruled by the Habsburg Monarchy in the 19th-century. Liberalism in Europe in the 19th-century.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5946
    History Austria Austrian history Czech hungary Liberalism Europe
  • Dr Grant Dawson

    Conflict and civil wars, peace keeping and peace processes; international military intervention.Can comment on situations in Libya, Syria, China and the changing world orderThe uses of force with or without UN Security Council approval and 'new wars'
    +86 (0)574 8818 0559
    China History Politics War and security World civil war peacekeeping peace international military intervention War Un syria Libya China
  • Dr Fintan Cullen

    British and Irish art. Portraiture. Visual culture. Museology.
    +44 (0) 115 951 3137
    History British Irish Art Portraiture visual culture Museology
  • Dr David Laven

    Italian history, especially the late 18th to early 20th centuries (with special emphasis on Italian unification and national identity). The history of Venice since the fall of the Venetian Republic. The historiography of the Venetian Republic. Italy during the Second World War. Machiavelli.
    +44 (0)115 7484104, 07531509984
    History War and security Italy history Venice Machiavelli Second World War
  • Dr David Appleby

    Dr Appleby is interested in supervising student research in several areas of early modern British history, such as:The British Civil Wars 1639-1652The Commonwealth and Protectorate 1649-1660The Restoration 1660-1685Crime and punishment in early modern England 1500-1750Early modern preachingEarly modern Essex and its hinterlandsEarly modern Staffordshire and its hinterlands
    +44 (0) 115 846 86 38
    History British history civil war Commonwealth restoration essex staffordshire
  • Dr Conor Kostick

    The Crusades. Environmental extremes in the medieval period. Extreme weather events of the past, historical volcanic activity and famines.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5843
    History The Crusades Environmental Medieval weather historical Volcanic
  • Dr Christopher Loveluck

    Medieval archaeology of northwest Europe from c. AD 400-1300, with particular reference to settlements, landscapes and coastal/maritime-oriented communities.
    +44 (0) 115 951 4835
    History Medeval archaeology Europe LandscapeS communities
  • Dr Andreas Kropp

    Art and archaeology of the Near East in the Hellenistic and Roman periods ie. what is today Syria, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine and Jordan from 300BC to AD 300. Art and architecture of the so-called Roman 'client' kings of 100 BC to AD 100 including Herod the Great and the Nabataean kings. Ancient architecture including the Temple at Jerusalem, Masada, Herodium, Caesarea and Jordan's Petra.
    +44 (0) 115 951 4293
    History Art archaeology roman syria Lebanon Israel history
  • Dr Andrew Harrison

    Dr Harrison's research specialism is DH Lawrence
    +44 (0)115 846 6456
    Arts and Culture Education History D H Lawrence Literature English Andrew Harrison
  • Professor Zoe Trodd

    Contemporary slavery and human trafficking; historical and contemporary antislavery movements; antislavery campaigns; the voices of slavery survivors. Professor Trodd is Director of the Rights Lab, a University Beacon of Excellence.
    Arts and Culture History Politics Rights Lab Protest social justice Contemporary Slavery human trafficking American and British slavery civil rights Racism segregation and lynching gay rights photography America Literature American Civil War memory memorialisation
  • Dr Gareth Stockey

    Contemporary Spain; the history of the Spanish Civil war, Franco dictatorship; the history of Gibraltar and its relationship with Spain; archaeology; memory and tourism of the Spanish Civil War
    +44 (0)115 84 67487
    Arts and Culture Brexit History Politics War and security World gibraltar Spanish Civil War Franco dictatorship archeology Tourism
  • Dr David Norris

    Cultural, historical, linguistic and political issues relating to former Yugoslavia and its successor states (especially Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro).
    +44 (0)115 951 5828
    Arts and Culture Brexit History Politics World Former Yugoslavia Serbia Croatia Bosnia Montenegro history poltics
  • Dr Christopher Phelps

    American political history and elections. Labour relations and strikes, American and global. American intellectual and cultural history, including pragmatism and other currents of philosophy. Socialism, communism, Marxism, anarchism and radicalism and related movements worldwide. Twentieth-century American history, including the Great Depression and the 1960s. Race, racism and African-American history and thought, including the civil rights movement.
    +44 (0)115 9514211/+44 (0)1636 816045
    American Politics History Politics World America politics elections Labour relations strike action USA Culture philosophy Socialism Communism Marxism Anarchism Radicalism history Racism african-american civil rights race
  • Dr Robert A Lambert

    Environmental history. Tourism and the environment. Sustainable tourism. Eco-tourism. Environmental management. Environmental policy. Birds and birdwatching. British wildlife. Television and radio natural history/wildlife programming. BBC Natural History Unit. Australia and New Zealand ecology. Public history and heritage. Environmental geography. Landscape history. Antarctica.
    +44 (0)115 8466699/07799 126461/+44 (0)1664 822150
    Brexit Business and economy Environment History World Environment Tourism birds wildlife Television and Radio australia new zealand ecology history heritage landscape Geography Antarctica

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