School of History, Classics and Archaeology

History Research Students

History Postgraduate Research Students

Current Students

Learn about some of our current postgraduate history students and their research.

John Bagnall

John’s subject area is history. His PhD project title is 'Britain and the Falklands Crisis: International Perspectives, 1982-1990'. Read more about John’s research.

Jack Hepworth

Jack's subject area is history. His PhD project title is 'The Dynamic Heterogeneity of Irish Republicanism, c.1969-c.1994'. Read more about Jack's research.

Guy Hinton

Guy’s subject area is history. His PhD project title is 'The Representation of War in the North East c. 1856-1910'. Read more about Guy’s research.

Samantha K Knapton

Samantha’s subject area is history. Her PhD project title is 'From Forced Labourers to Displaced Persons: Experiences of Poles in the British Zone of Occupation, 1945-1951'. Read more about Samantha’s research.

Meg Kobza

Meg's subject area is history. Her PhD title is 'Ulterior Identities: Anonymity in the London and Transatlantic Public Spheres'. Read more about Meg's research.

Mike Langthorne

Mike's subject area is history. His PhD title is 'Dying for a Principle: Health in austerity in Depression-era Stockton-on-Tees'. Read more about Mike's research.

Stephen Moore

Stephen's subject area is history. His PhD project title is 'After the Blitz: Luftwaffe bombing operations against the United Kingdom and the development of the defence systems after May 1941'. Read more about Stephen's research.

Ben Partridge

Ben's subject area is history. His PhD project title is 'The Entangled sites of Memory: The Significance of Photography for the Contentious Movements of May 1968 and June 1936'. Read more about Ben’s research

Michail Raftakis

Michail Raftakis's subject area is history. His PhD project title is 'Mortality Change in Hermoupolis, Greece, 1859-1940'. Read more about Michail's research.

Anthony Stewart

Anthony's subject area is history. His PhD project title is 'The laboratory of health and culture: medicine, social science and international development in Haiti, 1885-1957'. Read more about Anthony's research.

Violeta Tsenova 

Violeta's subject area is interdisciplinary spanning History, Archaeology, IT, Heritage and Digital Cultures. Her project title is 'Critical Making and Innovation Heritage'. Read more about Violeta's research.

Thomas Whitfield

Thomas's subject area is History and Archaeology. His PhD project title is 'An Historical Archaeology of Later Eighteenth-Century Popular Protest in England'. Read more about Thomas's research.

Recent Graduates

Learn about some of our recently graduated postgraduate history students and their research.

Dr John Burke

John was awarded his PhD in 2015. His subject area was history, and his PhD project title was 'Britain and the Cyprus Crisis of 1974: Conflict, Colonialism and the Politics of Remembrance'. Read more about John's research.

Dr Fiona Jade Howarth

Fiona was awarded her PhD in 2015. Her subject area was history of medicine, and her PhD project title was 'Ludwig Edelstein: towards an Intellectual Biography'. Read more about Fiona's research.

Dr Dulma Niroshini Karunarathna

Dulma was awarded her PhD in 2015. Her subject area was social archaeology of gender, and her PhD project title was 'Imaging the female in changing socio-cultural contexts: a study of female representations in the visual arts of late mediaeval and colonial Sri Lanka'. Read more about Dulma's research.

Dr Sonja Lapraik

Sonja was awarded her PhD in 2015. Her subject area was history of medicine, and her PhD project title was 'The Hippocrates portrait in Federico da Montefeltro's studiolo at Urbino'. Read more about Sonja's research.

Dr David Lowther

David’s subject area is history. His PhD project title is 'The Reverent Eye: Scientific Visual Culture and The Origins of Modern British Zoology, 1815-1840. Read more about David's research.

Dr Helen McKee

Helen was awarded her PhD in 2015. Her subject area was history, and her PhD project title was 'Negotiating Freedom in the Circum-Caribbean: the Jamaican Maroons and Creek Nation compared'. Read more about Helen's research.

Dr Caroline Nielsen

Caroline was awarded her PhD in 2014. Her subject area was history and history of medicine, and her PhD project title was 'The Chelsea out-pensioners: image and reality in 18th century and early 19th century social care'. Read more about Caroline's research.

Dr Amy Outterside

Amy was awarded her PhD in 2015. Her subject area was History and her PhD project title was 'Occupying Puglia: The Italians and the Allies, 1943-1946'. Read more about Amy's research.