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Meet our historians

Academics in the Department of History talk about their research interests, how their research informs their teaching at Royal Holloway and what makes the Department of History at Royal Holloway such a rewarding place to study.

Daniel Beer

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Daniel Beer, Senior Lecturer in Modern European History, talks about his research interests including late Imperial and early Soviet intellectual and cultural history.

Justin Champion

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Justin Champion, Professor of the History of Early Modern Ideas, talks about his research interests including blasphemy, heterodoxy and the radical English Enlightenment and how students at Royal Holloway develop their skills as trainee historians.

Helen Graham

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Helen Graham, Professor of Modern Spanish History, talks about her research interests including political, social and cultural history of 1930s and 40s Spain, especially the Spanish Civil War.

David Gwynn

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David Gwynn, Reader in Ancient and Late Antique History, talks about his research interests including ancient Greece, the transformation of the Late Roman Empire and Christianity in the east and west AD 200–600.

Zoe Laidlaw

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Zoe Laidlaw, Reader in British Imperial History, talks about her research interests including political, social and intellectual history of the 19th-century British Empire.

Edward Madigan

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Edward Madigan, Lecturer in Public History and World War I, talks about his research interests including Public History and the cultural history, memory and commemoration of the First World War.

Jonathan Phillips

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Jonathan Phillips, Professor of Crusading History, talks about his research interests including the history of the Crusades, Richard the Lionheart and Saladin as well as the modern day legacy of the crusades in Islam and the West.

Robert Priest

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Robert Priest, Lecturer in French History, talks about his research interests including the cultural and intellectual history of 19th-century Europe, with special attention to France.

Anna Whitelock

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Anna Whitelock, Reader in Early Modern History, talks about her research interests including monarchy, religion and gender.

  
 
 
 

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