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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: - British Political History after 1918, including the Thatcher Era - Britain and the Cold War - British Political History and Northern Ireland

20022019

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Personal profile

Interests

Paul Corthorn studied at the universities of Cambridge and Durham. Before coming to Queen’s in 2006, he held lectureships at Anglia Ruskin, Liverpool and Oxford universities. He is joint editor of the Labour History Review and an Associate of the Cold War Studies Programme at the London School of Economics. In 2009 he won a QUB ‘Rising Stars’ Teaching Award. In 2012 he was a By-Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge. In 2015 he organised an international conference at Queen's on 'Socialism and the Cold War in Western Europe'.

Particulars

Relevant Websites

http://www.icbh.ac.uk/

Research Statement

Paul Corthorn's research is concerned with twentieth-century British history, especially its international dimensions. He has worked extensively on the political Left and on various aspects of the Cold War in Britain. His most recent book – a thematic study of the politics and ideas of the Conservative and Ulster Unionist MP, Enoch Powell – was published by Oxford University Press. He was Co-Investigator of the Leverhulme-funded project 'The Politics of Consumer Credit in the UK, 1938-1992', directed by Professor Sean O'Connell.

Teaching

Dr Paul Corthorn teaches on the following programmes / modules:

Undergraduate

HIS2019The Making of Modern Britain
HIS2018 The Making of Contemporary Britain
HIS3042 Britain and the Cold War

 
Postgraduate

MHY7035Historiography
MHY7079Topics in British History

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Projects

Research Output

Enoch Powell: Politics and Ideas in Modern Britain

Corthorn, P., 22 Aug 2019, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Enoch Powell, Julian Amery and Debates over Britain's World Role after 1945

Corthorn, P., 13 May 2019, The Lives and Afterlives of Enoch Powell: The Undying Political Animal. Esteves, O. & Porion, S. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 113-125 13 p. (Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

The Politics of Consumer Credit in the UK, 1938-1992

Corthorn, P. & O'Connell, S., 13 Sep 2018, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 253 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Cold War Politics in Britain and the Contested Legacy of the Spanish Civil War

Corthorn, P., Oct 2014, In : European History Quarterly. 44, 4, p. 678-702 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    'Enoch Powell and the Cold War'

    Corthorn, P., 29 Aug 2013

    Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

    Activities

    Bloomsbury Academic (Publisher)

    Paul Corthorn (Peer reviewer)

    Apr 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    English Historical Review (Journal)

    Paul Corthorn (Peer reviewer)

    Jan 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Royal Historical Society (External organisation)

    Paul Corthorn (Advisor)

    01 Apr 202030 Jun 2020

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    Bulletin of Spanish Studies: Hispanic Studies and Researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America (Journal)

    Paul Corthorn (Peer reviewer)

    Jun 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Oxford University Press (Publisher)

    Paul Corthorn (Peer reviewer)

    Aug 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Press / Media

    Interview on Newstalk Radio's 'Talking History' about Enoch Powell

    Paul Corthorn

    24/02/2020

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Review of Enoch Powell book in the Irish Times

    Paul Corthorn

    28/12/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Citation of Enoch Powell book in Asian Lite

    Paul Corthorn

    01/12/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Review of Enoch Powell book in the Times Literary Supplement

    Paul Corthorn

    15/11/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research