Global and Transnational History Group

The Global and Transnational Group (GTHG) consists of historians conducting research across a broad geographic span, largely in the modern period, and within the orbit of two primary themes: 

The themes represent established and emerging areas of research interest in the Department of Creative and Cultural Industries. The Group includes colleagues who teach in the Department, and doctoral and associate researchers.

Membership from across the University is welcomed. Details of the activities of the Group are advertised through the History blog.

Transnational perspectives on people, places and power

This theme encompasses several intersecting areas of research exploring people, places, and power from a variety of transnational perspectives. These areas include international non-governmental organisations, cultural exchanges, global crime, diplomacy, and empire.

The research expertise of the theme encompasses a range of areas, including, but not limited to:

  • The British world and empire migration
  • British diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa
  • British communities in the Mediterranean
  • Russian childhood
  • Transnational responses to conflict
  • Humanitarianism and human rights
  • Organised crime control.

Conveners

Current research projects

Collective memory, imagined communities and public history

Research investigates several inter-related topics, particularly approaching historical problems related to modern conflicts and their legacy, including public representations and uses of the past. The related trauma of forced migration and displacement, as well as the potentialities of post-war reconstruction and humanitarianism, are also key areas of focus. The relationship between landscape and memory is another developing area.

The research expertise of the theme encompasses a range of areas, including, but not limited to:

  • Regional and transnational memories of the First World War
  • Memories of childhood in war
  • Public history of war and dictatorship in Spain
  • Myths, collective memory, and commemoration in nineteenth-century France

Conveners

Current research projects

For more information about the members, projects and activities of the Group, please contact Dr Mike Richards.
 

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