The research interests of members in this area range widely, from manufacturers to masculinity. Dr Robin Mackie specialises in business history, and relations between industry and science. Dr Donna Loftus covers the 19th century, with a particular focus on masculinity. Dr Amanda Goodrich focuses on 18th- and 19th-century political and cultural history, particularly political ideas. Dr Chris Williams specialises in English social history. Dr Janice Holmes extends the discipline's interests to modern Irish history, women’s history and history of religion. Students may benefit from links with interdisciplinary research groups in policing and crime.
We welcome applications in areas that correspond with current staff research interests. We look for detailed and well thought-out proposals, which set out specific research questions and outline the originality of your topic or approach. If you would like to discuss your ideas informally before submitting an application, please contact us (details below).
PhD or MPhil
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At least a 2:1 in a relevant degree plus a masters degree, or equivalent evidence of ability to write and research at a high level, or a first class degree with a dissertation element.