MemberHarri Heinilä

…Doctor Of Social Sciences, Political History (Independent Researcher)…
…Doctor of Social Sciences, political history, the University of Helsinki, 2016….

Doctor of Social Sciences, political history, the University of Helsinki. Jazz dance historian and researcher, in particular, in the context of jazz dance and Harlem, New York. The former Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Political and Economic Studies at the University of Helsinki. 

MemberDavid Brown

…er University Press, 2002).

Palmerston: A Biography (Yale University Press, 2010).

Edited collections

(ed. with Miles Taylor), Palmerston Studies I and Palmerston Studies II (Southampton: Hartley Institute, University of Southampton, 2007).

(ed. with Robert Crowcroft and Gordon Pentland), The Oxford Handbook of Modern British Political History, 1800-2000 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018)


Articles and chapters

‘Compelling but not Controlling?: Palmerston and the Press, 1846-1855’, History, 86 (January 2001), 41-61.

‘The Power of Public Opinion: Palmerston and the Crisis of December 1851’, Parliamentary History, 20:3 (October 200…

I am Professor of Modern History at the University of Southampton.  I specialise in modern British history with particular interests in the nineteenth century.  My work ranges across the political history of the period, including British foreign policy, the history of social reform and philanthropy, and Victorian liberalism.

MemberBryan Muller

…AJCH – Association des Jeunes Chercheurs en Histoire (French Association of Young Researchers in History)

APHG – Association des Professeurs d’Histoire-Géographie (Association of History and Geography Teachers)

SFHP – Société Française d’Histoire Politique (French Society of Political History)…
…Doctoral Student In Contemporary Political History…

Bryan Muller is a political historian specialising in French political history in the second half of the 20th century. He studies more precisely French militant violence through confrontations between Gaullist and Marxist organizations. More broadly, he studied Gaullism and its relationship to violence from his master’s degree. Winner of the Charles de Gaulle Foundation scholarship in 2016, he has been teaching since 2017 at the University of Lorraine.

MemberRyan Gurney

I am an art historian specializing in the visual culture of the Dutch Golden Age. My research focuses on urban identity and sociopolitical agency as expressed in paintings and prints produced after the Protestant Reformation. ​ My work interlaces visual analysis and political history with urban theory to trace how self-perceptions of our role and worth in urban communities influence our visual enagagement with the world.

MemberTracy Robey

Tracy E. Robey received a Ph.D. in Early Modern European History and certificate in Renaissance studies from The Graduate Center, CUNY before joining the RSA in 2013. Her dissertation, “Glory and Infamy: Making the Memory of Duke Alessandro de’ Medici in Renaissance Florence” is a case study of the ways people made and destroyed collective memory in sixteenth-century Florence. As a journalist, she has written on archaeology, the history of fashion and beauty, and political history, and been published in ArchaeologyNew York Magazine, and Vox.

MemberJames Ryan

I am a historian of the late Ottoman Empire and Republic of Turkey, and am currently serving as the Associate Director of the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU. My research interests encompass the intellectual, cultural, and political history of Turkey from the late Ottoman period through the early Cold War. My dissertation, which I am now revising into a book manuscript, focused on the function of dissent in Turkey’s single party era from 1919-1950. I am particularly interested in political contestation and democratization, especially as it pertains to gender, ethnic, and racial politics.

MemberPaul Ilie

I am a maverick scholar and literary critic who, despite academic habits and values ingrained during the 1950s, also lives a non-specialist second life by reading across the humanities, sciences, and political history. I relish analytically disputing issues with other introspective, driven readers of Western literature and lovers of art and classical music. If the topic is broad, I demand supportive detail, and if narrow, I want to understand the wider context. To make sense of it all and to air occasional exasperations, I also write short stories. You can google my name for a professional profile.

MemberElisa Kriza

As a comparatist, I am interested in the intersection of politics, history, and literature. The transnational phenomena of communism, anti-communism and nationalism are at the center of my research. Moreover, I am also interested in Jewish culture in 20th century Europe and the Americas. I am the author of two books and my research articles have been published by international journals such as Comparative Literature Studies, German Life and Letters, European Review of History, Bulletin of Latin American Research, Literatura Mexicana and Jahrbuch für Antisemitismusforschung.

MemberHannah Cornwell

I am a Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Birmingham. My research interests focus on socio-political history of the Roman Republic and Empire, with a particular interest in the nature of Roman imperialism, and Roman attitudes towards their position as a political power in the Mediterranean. My first book, Pax and the Politics of Peace (OUP, 2017), examines the two generations that spanned the collapse of the Republic and the Augustan period in order to understand how the concept of pax Romana, as a central ideology of Roman imperialism, evolved. I argue for the integral nature of pax in understanding the changing dynamics of the Roman state through civil war to the creation of a new political system and world-rule. Roman discourses on peace were part of the wider discussion on the way in which Rome conceptualized her Empire and ideas of imperialism. Besides a specific focus on the language of peace and civil war, I have also published on the reactions to Roman imperialism, examining the geo-political situation of the western Alps under Augustus, and the elite response to imperial power. I am currently examining the production of space as a means of understanding diplomacy as a social practice in the Roman world. This study focuses on the architectural and urban spaces of the city of Rome as a site of diplomatic practice, in order to examine the social interactions through which Rome, as a political entity, communicated and maintained its position in the Mediterranean.