Stefan Goebel is a Reader in the School of History at the University of Kent and Director of the Centre for the History of War, Media and Society. His books include The Great War and Medieval Memory: War, Remembrance and Medievalism in Britain and German, 1914-1940 (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and Ypres (co-authored with Mark Connelly; Oxford University Press, 2018). He is also a co-editor of the forthcoming Conflict and Propaganda: War, Media and Shaping the Twentieth Century (I.B. Tauris). He is currently completing a comparative study of the commemoration of the bombing of Coventry and Dresden.
Charlie Hall is Lecturer in Modern European History in the School of History at the University of Kent. His first monograph is entitled British Exploitation of German Science and Technology, 1943-1949, and was published by Routledge in 2019. He has also written on the British reconstruction of post-war Germany, the origins of the Cold War scientific arms race, the birth of the British ballistic missile programme, and the V-2 bombardment of London. His present research comprises two main strands: understanding perceptions and uses of Nazism in Britain since the Beer Hall Putsch in 1923, and a political, strategic and social history of the early missile age on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1940s and 1950s.
is a PhD candidate at the University of Kent. Her PhD focuses on UK-based war graves from the First World War and how they conform to and challenge the popular memory of the conflict. Her research interests are predominantly concerned with the memorialisation and commemoration of British war dead during the twentieth century.
is a first year PhD student at the University of Kent. She previously completed a BA in History at the University of Birmingham, followed by an MA in War, Media and Society at the University of Kent. Her thesis focuses on experiences of home-loss in urban Britain c. 1939-1960. Her research interests lie in the spatial and emotional history of war.
is a PhD candidate at the University of Kent. Her thesis explores the commemoration of the First World War in Wales from 1914 to 1939, and is particularly focused on the different memories of the conflict amongst Welsh- and English-speakers. More broadly, she is interested in war, memory, and culture.
is a former PhD candidate at the University of Kent. She previously completed a BA in History at Kent and an MPhil in Modern European History at Cambridge. Her thesis focuses on the female doctors and nurses who worked at Ravensbrück concentration camp during the Third Reich.
is research support officer and assistant lecturer at the University of Kent. His PhD was entitled ‘Constructing A New Citizen: The Use of Model Workers in ‘New China’ 1949-1965.’ James is an editor at Nottingham University’s China Policy Institute: Analysis. His research interests focus largely on modern Chinese history, particularly the use of propaganda for the purpose of nation-building.
is a former PhD candidate at the University of Kent. His thesis looks at the politics of national defence in Britain between 1880 and 1894, focussing on the decline of ‘liberal internationalism’ and the final resignation of W.E. Gladstone as Prime Minister. More broadly, he is interested in civil-military relations in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain. His article, ‘Armed Forces and Parliamentary Elections in the United Kingdom, 1885-1914’, has recently been accepted for publication by the English Historical Review.
Oliver Parken is a former PhD student and Assistant Lecturer at the School of History. His PhD thesis, ‘Belief and the People’s War: Heterodoxy in Second World War Britain,’ focuses on social and cultural approaches to belief in wartime. Research connected to the thesis won The London Journal’s Currier’s Company History Essay Prize proxime accessit for 2020. Oliver now lives in Washington, DC, and works a journalist covering defence and military technology.
is a former PhD candidate and assistant lecturer at the University of Kent. He completed his Masters Degree in Philosophy at the University of London in 2013 and has worked in the academic publishing sector. His PhD is entitled “Otherwise than Eugenic: The Ethical Demands of Emerging Biotechnologies in Post-War Britain”. His research focuses on the history of medical ethics, particularly in relation to the non-therapeutic application of biomedical technology.
is a former PhD researcher and assistant lecturer at the University of Kent. Her PhD focuses on the frontline soldiers experience of bereavement and grief on the Western Front, during the First World War. Her research interests are predominantly concerned with the cultural history of warfare in the twentieth century and memorialization.
is a former PhD candidate at the University of Kent, graduated in 2017. In his new position as a research fellow at the Institute for the History of Medicine at the Robert Bosch Foundation, Stuttgart, he is currently working on a new project about patient experiences in the German Democratic Republic, focussing on people with diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases, or alcohol addiction. Due to the nature of this topic, Markus’ research interests include not only medical history, but also socio-cultural approaches, memory studies, architecture, mentality and micro history after 1945.