Modern British History Workshop

Date / time: 20 January - 17 March, 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Modern British History Workshop

An online research workshop for early career historians in the field of Modern British History (C19th and C20th).The workshop, held fortnightly on Wednesdays at 5pm GMT (20 Jan – 17 March), is an opportunity for PhD students and post-doctoral researchers to present and discuss their work (via Zoom) with an international community of historians of modern Britain.Presentations will be given by early career researchers, but all are welcome and encouraged to participate.Password protected papers will be circulated via email in advance of each session. If you would like to attend the workshop, please email the organisers at

Spring 2021 Programme

20th January 2021

Eva Vaillancourt (University of California, Berkeley)Rights of Way: The Making of Road Traffic Law and the Remaking of the Police, 1896-1939

3rd February 2021

Matt Beebee (University of Exeter)Left Behind?: Deindustrialisation, Mobility and the Politics of Place in Late-Twentieth Century England

17th February 2021

Freddy Foks (University of Cambridge)Emigration State: Race, Citizenship and Mobility in Modern British History, c. 1850-197

23rd March 2021

Eleanor O’Keeffe (Manchester Metropolitan University)A Truly National Commemoration? The Audiences and Anglospheres of ‘Tower Poppies’ (2014)

17th March 2021

Ruby Daily (Northwestern University)‘We May as Well Die Clean’: The 1857-8 Indian Mutiny and the Myth of Sexual Violence