Recent activity

‘Peaceful but Offensive’ Protest: Varieties of Violence in the 1970s Anti-Nuclear Movement

Presented at the Violence and Militancy from ‘68 to the G20 symposium organised by Ali Jones at Pembroke College, Cambridge on 14 September 2017. 

Neißefahrt 2017

Bike trip from Zittau via Görlitz to Guben, Forst, and Frankfurt.

History of Nuclear Campaigning

Talk on the history of French and West German opposition to nuclear energy during and since the 1970s, given at annual Friends of the Earth basecamp at Castleton YHA in the Peak District.

Fluid Boundaries? A Tandem History of the Rhine and Oder-Neisse Borderlands, 1949-1989

Project presentation given at the ‘Edgy states and boundary crossers: borders and borderlands in the “Short Twentieth Century”‘ workshop at St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford.

Review: Naples and Bickham Mendez, Border Politics

Reviewed in Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 52, No. 2 (2017), pp. 474-476. Summary: This interdisciplinary volume weds social movement studies, which remains largely embedded in the social sciences, with border studies, a growing field with roots in geography, anthropology and women’s studies. The editors take an intersectional approach, looking at how social movements are…
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Bordering Germany(s): A Tandem History of the Rhine and Oder-Neisse Borderlands, 1949-89

Präsentation beim IV. Kongress Polenforschung zum Thema “Grenzen im Fluss” in Frankfurt an der Oder und Słubice, 23.-26. März 2017.

Late Cold War Tandems: Solidarities and Anxieties of the 1980s

The purpose of this workshop, organised as a collaboration between the University of Sheffield, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Universiteit Utrecht, is to explore the possibilities of ‘tandem history’ (Kate Brown) as a transnational approach in new research on the final decade of the Cold War.

Research Skills for Historians (M.A.)

This core module aims to equip new M.A. students with key skills necessary for advanced study in the humanities or social sciences and with the specific skills needed to undertake research in History.

A Comparative History of Revolution

I have regularly taught seminar groups and given lectures for the University of Sheffield’s team-taught HST3306 thematic module on ‘Revolutions’, including in the academic years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19.

Warszawa history

Photos of historical sites in Warsaw (taken in 2016).