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    Room: MB767
    Phone:  0121 204 3771
    Fax: 0121 204 3788
    Consultation hours:
    Tuesday 11.00-13.00;
    Wednesday 11.00-13.00


    I am a global historian with particular interests in the First World War, Germany’s global entanglements, and Public History. Monographs include ‘Enemies in the Empire. Civilian Internment in the British Empire during the First World War’ (Oxford University Press), and ‘Constructing a German Diaspora. The Greater German Empire, 1871 – 1914’ (Routledge; CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title). Research and impact activities have been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the British Academy, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Gerda Henkel Foundation. They include two major public history projects: ‘South Africa World War I: Digital and Virtual Experiences’ and the Internment Research Centre. I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Research Associate at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and a member of the AHRC Peer Review College.

    Teaching Activity

    • LQ2007 Case Studies in Global History
    • LQ3002 History Workshop
    • LQ3001 History Research Dissertation


    • I. Staatsexamen, Freiburg University: History, German, Pedagogics 
    • PhD Durham: 'Migrants and Internees. Germans in Glasgow, 1864-1918'
    • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    External positions

    Centre for Arts Media and Culture External Member, Edinburgh Napier University

    2022 → …

    Research Associate, University of Pretoria

    1 Dec 2019 → …

    AHRC Peer Review College

    1 Jan 201731 Dec 2022

    Fellow, Higher Education Academy

    31 Jan 2010 → …

    Fellow, Royal Historical Society

    1 Jan 2004 → …