MemberDavid Brown

Palmerston and the politics of foreign policy, 1846-55 (Manchester 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 2001), 333-358.

Palmerston, South Hampshire and Electoral Politics, 1832-1835. Hampshire Papers, 26 (Winchester, 2003).

‘Cobden and the Press’, in Anthony Howe and Simon Morgan (eds.), Rethinking Nineteenth Century Liberalism: Richard Cobden …

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.

MemberMaria Hayward

…University Of Southampton…

I am a professor in Early Modern History at the University of Southampton, where I have worked since 2008. Prior to this I was a member of the Textile Conservation Centre, Winchester School of Art, 1999-2009. My main research interests focus on textiles and clothing in the 16th and 17th centuries but they stretch beyond these boundaries into the late medieval and the 18th century. Having started working on the court of Henry VIII, my interests have extended outwards.

MemberJohn Mcaleer

I am a historian of the British Empire. My work focuses on the British encounter and engagement with the wider world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, situating the history of empire in its global and maritime contexts. I am interested in the relationships, interactions and patterns of exchange created by the British Empire, and in assessing the impact of these experiences on both British and colonial societies. Before joining the University of Southampton, I was Curator of Imperial and Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. During my time at the museum, I worked on the development and delivery of two gallery projects, focusing on Atlantic and Indian Ocean history respectively. I continue to be interested in the role of material culture and museums in representing the history of empire.

MemberNeil Gregor

I am Professor of Modern European History at the University of Southampton, G.B., where I have worked since 1994.   My research has ranged widely over the business, social, and cultural history of the twentieth century; at its core is the project of thinking through the place of the Third Reich in the longer history of Germany and Europe’s twentieth century and, in particular, of embedding histories of the Holocaust in wider narratives of modern German and European history.  My most recent project focusses on the cultural history of art music in C20th Germany, in connection with which I am writing a book on the institution of the symphony concert in Nazi Germany.

MemberChristopher Woolgar

…17 November 2018 University of Southampton: Medieval Archaeology and History: Reflections and New Perspectives, A Conference in Honour of Professor David Hinton.  C.M. Woolgar, ‘Mazers and Drinking Culture in Late Medieval England’

30 November 2018 Institute of Historical Research, Late Medieval Seminar: C.M. Woolgar, ‘Southampton’s People and their Possessions, 1250-1500’…
…BA (History and Archaeology): University of Southampton

PhD (Medieval History): University of Durham

Diploma in Archive Administration: University of Liverpool…

I have a long-standing interest in the history of the everyday, especially in the medieval period, in patterns of documentation and in editorial work. My current research focuses on the objects of daily life, their significance and the meaning of material culture in the later Middle Ages. I have written about the medieval great household, sensory perception, food and diet, and published editions of medieval household accounts, and episcopal wills and inventories. I spent more than 30 years working as an archivist, latterly as Head of Special Collections at the University of Southampton Library, and I have interests in political, military and official papers – and in the study of diplomatic more generally. I have been the editor of the Journal of Medieval History since 2009. I have just completed an edition, with Barbara Harvey, of The States of the Manors of Westminster Abbey, c.1300-1422, to be published by the British Academy in its Records of Social and Economic History series in 2019.

MemberChristopher Daley

…Ph.D. University of Westminster, 2009-2013
MA Royal Holloway, University of London, 2006-2007
BA (Hons) University of Southampton, 2003-2006…

Christopher Daley is a lecturer, researcher and writer. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Westminster and previously studied at Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of Southampton. Christopher also works for Brunel University London as Research Publications Officer in the Library’s Scholarly Communication Office. Christopher’s research interests primarily focus on the ways in which the Cold War has been represented in popular culture, with a particular interest in science fictional responses to nuclear technology. Alongside this, and in conjunction with his work in scholarly communication, Christopher has a long-standing interest in open access publishing, open scholarship and digital humanities. Christopher has extensive experience of teaching in higher education as well as a detailed understanding of current and emerging issues in scholarly communication. He has also volunteered time for the educational podcast organisation, Pod Academy, gaining experience in producing, presenting and scripting radio productions.

MemberJoachim Schlör

I am Professor for modern Jewish/non-Jewish relations at the University of Southampton and a member of the Parkes Institute. I received my PhD from the University of Tübingen in 1990 and my German habilitation from the University of Potsdam in 2003.My main areas of research are urban history and the cultural history of migration, specifically German-Jewish emigration after 1933. I am the editor of the journal Jewish Culture and History and co-editor of the open access journal Mobile Culture Studies. I have recently published a book on the emigration of a wine merchant’s family from Heilbronn, Germany, to Britain, based on family letters, and I am currently working on a study of memoirs of Berlin in emigrant correspondences.