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Current PhD students

  • Lucy Allen - 'Religion, Belief, Identity: Marriage in Britain in the Long Nineteenth Century, 1820-1910'
  • Domantas Audronis - 'Un-Roman Empires, Post-Roman Worlds: Translatio Imperii and Cross-Cultural Influences in Western European Imperial Ideology, 800 - 1000'
  • Peter Bjorklund - 'The Karen People in Burma and Britain: Refugees, Identity and Memories'
  • Jacob Bloomfield - 'Heroines, Queens, Goddesses and Glamazons: Theatrical Male Cross-Dressing Performance in 20th Century London'
  • Isaac Boothroyd - 'The Gens Anglorum or the Gens Normannorum? The Emergence of English Identity among Middling Normans 1130-60'
  • Paul Brammer - "The Old State of Things Cannot Exist Any Longer': The Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Economic Forces and Social Reform, c. 1845-1919'
  • Lee Brooks - 'The Heart of the Country and the Fulcrum of Power? The Diocese of Lincoln and the Centre of Political and Ecclesiastical Geography in England c. 1066-1200'
  • Simon Browne - "Soldiers of Stamina and Daring’: Exploring the Lives and Legacies of Major General David Lloyd-Owen and Major General Orde Wingate'
  • Louise Clare - 'Transnational and Cultural Comparisons of Those Involved in the Falklands War'
  • Jessica Coatesworth - 'The Historians and Historiography of St Albans in Manuscript and Print, c. 1200 - 1686'
  • Jane Clarke - 'A Review of the Impact of Women's Military or Wartime Service in the Aftermath of the First World War'
  • Grant Collier - 'A Social History of the Styal Estate'
  • Charlotte Coull - 'Digging for Race: Archaeology, the Bible and Science in India and Egypt from 1850 - 1947'
  • Daniel Edmonds - 'Race and the Communist Movement in Britain, c.1900- 1929'
  • Jamie Farrington - 'Understanding the Impact of Injury and Infection among the Workers and the Wealthy of the Quarry Bank Mill (1847-1920) and the Use of Heritage for Contemporary Communities'
  • Katherine Fliegel - 'For the Love of God: Male Cross-Dressing and Religion in Pagan Anglo-Saxon England'
  • Amanda Fourie - 'Collecting China and the Making of British Taste in the Eighteenth Century'
  • Sarah Fox - 'The Historians and Historiography of St Albans'
  • Ryan T. Goodman - 'Kingship, Morality, and Masculinity: The Creation of Royal Identities in Later Anglo-Saxon England, c. 871-1016.'
  • Rebecca Griffiths - 'Mercia and the English Kingdom in the 10th and 11th Centuries: A Reassessment'
  • Heather Grossbard - 'Working-Class Children's Play and Leisure in England, 1820-1900'
  • Olivia Havercroft - 'Agoraphobia and urban space in England, 1880-1914'
  • Anna Henderson - 'Through the Eye of the Needle: Reconfiguring British Isles History as Narrative Embroidery.'
  • Roy Hickey - 'Radical Religion and the Early Development of the Quaker Movement in the Area of Pendle, the Ribble Valley, Craven and the Yorkshire Dales in the Period 1600 to 1660'
  • Alexander Hurlow - 'Norman Identity in Capetian France (1204 - c.1400): The Chronique de Normandie and Etablissements de Rouen'
  • David Knott - 'The Influence of the 'Little Circle' and the Manchester Press on the Passage of the 1832 Reform Act'
  • Sihong Lin - 'Ecclesiastical Networks and the Papacy at the End of Late Antiquity, c.550-700'
  • Stefano Locatelli - 'The Early History of the Florin'
  • Nicholas Loizou - 'Before New Liberalism: The continuity of radical dissent, 1867-1891'
  • Julia Maclachlan - 'Male Homosexuality 1945-70: Transnational Scientific and Social Knowledge in British and West European Contexts'
  • Rachatapong Malithong - 'News from Burmah: The Role of the English Press in the Making of the British Empire in Burma'
  • Katarzyna Nowak - 'Reshaping Bodies, Behaviours and Minds: Polish Displaced Persons in Refugee Camps after World War II'
  • Takao Osanai - 'Yorkshire and the Port of Hull in the Early Modern Northern European Economy'
  • Sami Pinarbasi - 'Manchester and West Indian Slavery 1700-1838'
  • Michael Potter - 'The Jokes on Who?': Comedy and the Construction of English Identities, c. 1945 – 1970'
  • Stuart Pracy - 'Emerging Elites in Anglo-Saxon England and Northern Francia, 1000-1150'
  • Thomas Quigley - 'The Construction of a 'New Jerusalem': Bologna, Saint Petronio and the Santo Stefano Complex, 1100-1400'
  • Katherine Reed - 'Graffiti at Ellis Island, New York (1900-1954): Personal Testimony, Mark-Making and the Experience of Immigration'
  • Joseph Richardson - 'Rise of Russian Capitalism'
  • Hannah Robb - 'Reconfiguring the Role of Credit in Fifteenth-Century England'
  • David Rogan - 'The Decline of Punishment Miracles in Medieval Europe, c.1000 - 1200'
  • Ruby Rutter - 'Comfort, Consumption and Women in the Eighteenth-Century English Country House'
  • Lewis Ryder - 'Mandarins in Manchester: Networks, Authenticity and Projections of China in the Art Collections of John Hilditch (1872-1930)'
  • Courtney Stickland - 'The Child Detective in British Culture and Society, 1900-1950'
  • Liam Stowell - 'Interpretations of Roman History within Critiques of the Condition of Western Civilisation and Liberal Democracy, 1890-1940'
  • Ria Sunga - 'The History, Experience and Commemoration of Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in the Philippines in the 20th Century'
  • Tom Wroblewski - 'Demonic Possession, Embodiment, and the Life-Cycle in Early Modern England and France'
  • Xuan Zhao - 'Cameralism, Confucianism, Legalism and the Global Development of Economic Thought in the Last Millennium AD'
  • Yang Zhao - 'Mediating China's Second World War, 1945-1949: Regional Memory in History and Film'