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Collaborative research

The impact of our research is achieved through extensive networks involving other researchers and scholars, engagement with civil society actors and advice to the policy-making community. Members of staff also serve on the councils of scholarly bodies and act as panel members for a range of funding bodies, including the ESRC, AHRC, British Academy and Royal Historical Society.

The Department offers an inclusive research culture that brings together academic staff, postgraduate research students and taught students in lecture series, workshops and international conferences. Our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes are closely aligned with staff members’ research expertise.

Current collaborations

  • Perceptions of Corruption in France: work with scholars from Royal Holloway and Kings College
  • Euroregion ‘Spree-Neisse-Bober/Sprewa-Nysa-Bobr’ and Euroregion ‘Pro Europa Viadrina’ on cross-border politics
  • The Rift Valley Institute, Kenya, on the Somali factor in urban Kenya.
  • The Army Records Society
  • The Collaborative Research in Political Information Transmission (CROP-IT) project, Kobe University
  • The Michael Nicholson Centre for Conflict and Cooperation, University of Essex
  • The Scuola Internazionale Di Studi Gramsciani
  • The Electoral Commission, for ongoing work on attitudes of electoral agents in the UK and participants in the EU Referendum 

Department staff are also engaged in editorial roles on a large number of international journals, including Historical MaterialismJournal of Contemporary Central and Eastern EuropeInternational Gramsci JournalBritish Journal of Military HistoryDécalages.